The Case for Rebuilding America’s Juvenile Justice System

…Every day in America, youth are unfairly funneled into detention facilities that pull them deeper ... . And we know there’s a better way. Liz Ryan directs Youth First, a national advocacy campaign ... to end the incarceration of young people by closing youth prisons and investing instead in community ... -based alternatives. The Foundation is supporting the Youth First national campaign

October 20, 2016

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How Ohio Went from Investing in Youth Prisons to Investing in Youths’ Futures

…In the past two decades, Ohio has slashed its state youth prison population by more than 80% while ... boosting public safety, improving youth outcomes and saving taxpayers tens of millions of dollars. A new ... shown to reduce youth incarceration while maintaining public safety.” The report, “Bring ... Youth Home: Building on Ohio’s Deincarceration Leadership,” spotlights RECLAIM

December 22, 2015

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Nation Shifts Away From Costly, Unnecessary Confinement

…Since 2007, the rate at which youth are placed in juvenile detention, correctional and residential ... of youth residing in detention has also declined. On a given day in 2015, 48,000 youth under the age of 21 ... these groups exist. For instance: Compared to their white peers, African-American youth are five times more ... likely to be detained. This risk is also three times higher for American Indian youth. Juvenile lock up

January 9, 2018

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Call for Nominations for 2019 JDAI Awards

…’s Incarcerated Children, the Community Justice Network for Youth, the Juvenile Law Center ... : The Natalie S. Bimel Award: Recognizing outstanding community leaders in youth justice reform The award ... that improve youth well-being. The award’s namesake and her husband, Eddie, established the Westside ... , the Missouri Juvenile Justice Association, Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. and, most recently, Community

August 1, 2019

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Connecting Youth Through Multiple Pathways

…organizations are doing to prepare at-risk youth for further education, careers and life. Key findings show ... the importance of encouraging and supportive adults in youth's lives, and providing them places ... Goals for connecting vulnerable and disconnected youth. ... What’s already working to engage vulnerable and disconnected youth.

September 8, 2009

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Juvenile Justice Systems Find New Ways to Engage Families

…) is offering transportation to families to encourage visits to their youth in state-run facilities, listening ... , based in part on a program in the Bronx, New York, developed by Community Connections for Youth ... in a youth’s support network as part of a team approach to helping young people on probation ... or cast aside as villains [by systems]. In fact,it is often necessary for a parent or relative to buy

February 5, 2017

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Connecticut Is the First State in Nation to Eliminate Youth Prison Model

…;s decision recognizes how dangerous and harmful youth prisons are to young people. Read about Governor ... alternatives to youth prisons that hold young people accountable but give them a second chance and new ... opportunity. The future of youth justice is in community-based approaches that can reduce recidivism, control ... youth prison is a significant moment for the youth justice field,” said Nate Balis, director

April 17, 2018

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Event Highlights Results From New York City’s Close to Home Initiative

…President and CEO Patrick McCarthy recently spoke about how youth prisons fail kids — and how ... with other states, other cities around the country.” Launched in 2012, Close to Home moved city youth ... and investing in community alternatives that keeping youth in their families and communities — enables ... the consequences for their actions. Learn more about Casey’s work to close and replace youth prisons

March 19, 2018

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New Guidelines Show How To Replace Youth Prisons With Community Services

…The National Collaboration for Youth is offering new guidance on closing youth prisons. Beyond Bars ... : Keeping Young People Safe at Home and Out of Youth Prisons offers a framework for juvenile justice ... administrators, legislators, judges, nonprofit organizations and youth advocates to dramatically reduce ... the practice of youth incarceration, promote public safety and restore a sense of belonging for young people

January 9, 2017

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