Progress Check: Youth Confinement in America Today

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Youth prisons and correctional facilities are dangerous, ineffective and unnecessary. So it's good news that America’s youth confinement rate dropped across all racial and ethnic groups during the last decade — and by 40% overall.

February 12, 2016

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President Obama Bans Solitary Confinement of Youth in Federal Prisons

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The Casey Foundation has been urging all facilities housing children to end the practice of solitary confinement. President Obama’s decision this week to ban the practice of holding young people in solitary confinement in federal prisons makes significant progress in eliminating this inhumane practice for young people.

January 26, 2016

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Five Questions with Casey: Nate Balis on What’s Next for Juvenile Justice Reforms

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With more than 15 years of experience in juvenile justice, social policy and system reform, Nate Balis directs the Foundation's Juvenile Justice Strategy Group. For Five Questions with Casey, we sat down with Balis as his team launches a three-day conference for more than 900 juvenile justice reformers involved with the Foundation’s Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI).

September 29, 2015

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