The Color of Justice

The Landscape of Traumatic Justice

…-representation of youth of color in the juvenile justice landscape. ... Statistics on the school to prison pipeline for youth of color. ... Rehabilitating justice-involved youth of color may require a shift in philosophy and practice ... Up to 90% of youth in conflict with the law and involved in the juvenile justice system have

May 15, 2019

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Reports Explore Helping Young Parents Juggle Work and School

…-generation approaches to parents and children succeed together. Among the report’s findings: every ... With School and Training While Raising Young Children, found that young parents struggle to balance employment ... , education and family life and to afford child care. Key findings include: young parents juggling booth ... work and school typically spend 14% of their household income on child care — twice what

December 8, 2019

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Training for Grassroots Organizations Wanting To Offer Alternatives to Incarceration

…Community Connections for Youth started its Alternatives to Incarceration Training Institute ... Soriano of Youth Empowerment in San Diego. When they attended the institute in 2015, Youth Empowerment ... was an all-volunteer organization that helped youth and nurtured family and community connections through ... weekly barbecues and picnics at a local park. The Sorianos shared an interest in helping youth and had

May 9, 2018

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Six Lessons Learned From Successful Campaigns to Close Youth Prisons

…States across the country have successfully campaigned to close youth prisons and design better ... on track. A report by the Youth First Initiative, which receives support from the Annie E. Casey ... and advocates as well as incarcerated youth and their families to share critical lessons learned. The six ... to close youth prisons are generally multiyear efforts that experience inevitable setbacks. Recognizing

March 27, 2017

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Youth Correctional Leaders Launch Campaign to Close Juvenile Prisons

…of the Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families and Phyllis Becker, the former ... to close the nation’s remaining youth prisons and replace them with more effective interventions ... . The members of the newly formed Youth Correctional Leaders for Justice (YCLJ) — supported by the Annie E ... officials and advocates working to end the youth prison model. They will share their expertise in shutting

April 10, 2019

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Casey Connects: Summer 2005

KIDS COUNT Message Highlights Barriers to Employment

…This issue of Casey Connects shares key findings on children and poverty from the 16th annual KIDS ... . The newsletter also highlights Casey’s first-ever Border KIDS COUNT report, which looks at child well-being ... Statistics on children living in poverty. ... million children living along the U.S.-Mexico border.

June 21, 2005

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The Future of Youth Justice

A Community-Based Alternative to the Youth Prison Model

…America’s longstanding youth prison model, which emphasizes confinement and control ... , exacerbates youth trauma and inhibits positive growth while failing to address public safety.  ... ; This report delivers a clear and compelling call to close these youth prisons. It also introduces readers ... children on a pathway to success.

October 21, 2016

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Get Involved: Advocates for Change in Juvenile Justice

…juvenile justice work to include reducing youth incarceration in the system's "deep end." Because ... and advocate for better youth and family outcomes. If you would like to join the movement to improve juvenile ... : Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth CFSY is a national coalition and clearinghouse focused on fair ... and age-appropriate sentences for youth, with a focus on abolishing life without parole sentences

August 9, 2018

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Santa Cruz Probation Collaboration Reduces Group Home Placements for Latino Youth

…In Santa Cruz County, California, an analysis revealed that Latino youth on probation had worse ... — has seen new placements of Latino youth in group homes fall by 86% since 2015. The Santa Cruz ... in Respect, Tranquility and Hope) after data indicated that most out-of-home placements involved Latino youth ... , many of whom had mental health needs and histories of trauma. Parents of these youth were also

October 3, 2019

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Dr. David Nichols Talks Child Health Gains and Challenges

…; Data Book — an annual publication that delivers a data-rich review of child well-being ... standards for children's health care. Nichols is also a pediatrician, president and CEO of the American ... to Nichols about the 2019 Data Book and America’s record of raising healthy children ... the 2020 census count matters for kids, and how factors like poverty, parents and race affect child well

July 10, 2019

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