New Funds Limit Use of Detention Facilities for Massachusetts Youth and Expand JDAI

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A new grant from the Lookout Foundation has been awarded to the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services. This grant will help deliver JDAI’s mission to decrease the length of stay in detention for low-risk youth and reduce the racial and ethnical disparities within the juvenile justice system. JDAI’s work will expand at the county level across Massachusetts. 

August 5, 2016

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My Life, My Plan: The Value of Youth-Led Reentry Planning

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A guest author outlines how youth-led reentry plans empower young people to take control of their own lives. Michael D. explains how taking ownership of his plan allowed him to identify the support he needed to make his reentry successful. 

July 28, 2016

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Report Highlights Family Leaders’ Fight for Change in Juvenile Justice

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This report by the Institute for Policy Studies exposes the devastation on families when they try partnering for their incarcerated kids traversing the juvenile justice system. Once seen as an afterthought, families now are emerging as savvy and determined leaders in a movement to transform the juvenile justice playing field. 

May 6, 2016

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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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