This originally appeared in our newsletter, make sure to sign up so you don’t miss out on the next one! It’s been an action-packed summer for youth justice! At the end of June, Youth First proudly commemorated the closing of Beaumont Juvenile Correctional Facility in Virginia with RISE for Youth. The Commonwealth of Virginia 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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This op-ed was published on Urban Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Everything we’ve heard about preventing crime in our neighborhoods would lead us to believe that we simply need to lock more people away. If that was true, as home to America’s most incarcerated zip code, 53206, you’d expect Milwaukee to be a shining Read More
Today, the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) and allies released, Unjust: LGBTQ Youth Incarcerated in the Juvenile Justice System. This new report examines how LGBTQ youth who are incarcerated in juvenile detention and correctional facilities face bias in adjudication, and mistreatment and abuse in confinement facilities. LGBTQ youth also lack supportive services when leaving the criminal Read More