Thankful for Your Hard Work There’s a lot to be thankful for this week. The Youth First team is thankful for the hard work and dedication we’ve seen this year from youth justice advocates in Wisconsin, Virginia, New Jersey, Connecticut, Kansas, Maine, California, and all across the country. Your hard work is creating a more Read More
Our country’s system of youth incarceration is unjust, ineffective and costly. The overwhelming evidence shows that alternatives to youth prisons are more fair, more safe, and more economically sound.
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On behalf of the Youth First Initiative, I’m thrilled to announce that Hernan Carvente has joined the team as the National Youth Partnership Strategist. In this role, Hernan will manage the Youth First Youth Leaders Network (YFYL), a group of youth and young adult activists, ages 15 to 28, who are interested in helping to Read More
Youth Justice Milwaukee co-founders Jeffrey Roman and Sharlen Moore released the following statement on the report that Governor Scott Walker’s administration shutdown an internal affairs unit investigating the terrible state of Wisconsin’s youth prisons: “When the Walker Administration learned about the abuses at Lincoln Hill and Copper Lake, their priority was not to close the Read More