Reducing Youth Incarceration in the United States

A KIDS COUNT Data Snapshot

…What it will take to continue the humane treatment of youth offenders. ... The disparities in youth confinement rates point to a system that penalizes youth of color more ... than similar white youth. ... The public is safer, youth are being treated less punitively and more humanely, and governments

February 5, 2013

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AdvoCasey: Fall 2001

Fostered or Forgotten?

…This issue of AdvoCasey outlines the many challenges of serving foster youth in transition. It also ... Four must-watch models for serving foster care youth in transition. ... Ideas on fixing New Jersey’s independent living services for youth exiting care. ... Q & A with the director of the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative.

September 22, 2001

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No Place for Kids Issue Brief

The Case for Reducing Juvenile Incarceration

…, is a failed strategy for combating youth crime. Sustainable system improvements will require the mobilization ... Compelling facts to show that youth incarceration does not rehabilitate. ... How youth incarceration facilities waste taxpayer dollars. ... Youth incarceration does not rehabilitate

December 12, 2011

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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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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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Racial Disproportionality, Race Disparity, and Other Race-Related Findings in Published Works

Derived from the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being

…Approximately 12.5% of the children assessed for maltreatment by child welfare agencies had parents ... To examine the racial disproportionality in child welfare, this report draws on peer-reviewed ... papers and chapters from data gathered during the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being ... (NSCAW). Topics include child factors and related services, including early childhood development

January 1, 2007

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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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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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A Road Map for Juvenile Justice Reform

2008 KIDS COUNT Essay

…justice system in the U.S. for the benefit of youth, families and communities. Using case studies from ... states across the U.S., the report highlights strategies for success in reducing youth incarceration ... Key facts about youth crime and incarceration. ... Incarcerated Youth

December 30, 2008

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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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