Site Visit to Family Support Program in the Bronx Family Court Last week, campaign leaders from Virginia, Wisconsin, Connecticut, Kansas and New Jersey gathered in New York City to experience successful examples of community-based alternatives to incarceration – and study how to build similar programs in their own communities. We all agree that youth prisons 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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Yesterday, our partners at the Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance (CTJJA) celebrated Governor Dannel Malloy’s announcement that the Connecticut Juvenile Training School (CTJS), a youth prison for boys, has finally closed! This makes Connecticut the first state in the country to close all its youth prisons. This is a huge victory for CTJJA, for their Justice Read More
Today, our partners in Wisconsin, Youth Justice Milwaukee, celebrate one-year since launching their grassroots campaign to close youth prisons and specifically close the state’s notoriously abusive youth prisons, Lincolns Hills School for Boys and Copper Lake School for Girls. On their one-year-anniversary, the Wisconsin legislature sent a bill to Governor Scott Walker’s desk to be Read More