On June 20, in response to the Trump Administration’s zero-tolerance policy that is separating immigrant children from their families, Liz Ryan, President of Youth First Initiative, issued the following statement: “We are shocked by the latest chapter in our country’s dark history of ripping children of color from their families and locking them up in 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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Youth Justice Milwaukee co-founders Sharlen Moore and Jeffery Roman released the following statement after a settlement was reached to overhaul Wisconsin’s treatment of young people in the juvenile justice system: “Today’s settlement only begins to acknowledge the years of abuse, trauma, and neglect that Wisconsin’s children suffered at Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake. The fact Read More
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