In case you missed the U.S. Department of Justice’s forum, “A Community-Based Approach to Youth Justice” on October 21, 2016, you can watch the video here:
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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In response to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s suggestion that the state might assist Milwaukee County in building a new youth prison, Youth Justice Milwaukee released the following statement: “Governor Walker’s openness to building a new juvenile corrections facility would be a huge step backwards and a misuse of public funds. While we agree that all Read More
More than sixty years ago, the United Nations created Universal Children’s Day to mark the UN General Assembly’s adoption of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child and promote child welfare around the world. But here in the U.S., we are falling short of its ideals because our shameful juvenile justice system keeps too Read More