Youth Justice Milwaukee co-founders Jeffery Roman and Sharlen Moore released the following statement in response to the news that Governor Scott Walker plans to close Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake youth prisons and create six smaller facilities across the state: “The decision to close Wisconsin’s disastrous youth prisons is long overdue. This is a win 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.
View Our Latest News
With the end of the year fast approaching, we are excited to end 2017 on a high note. In the last few months, the Youth First team worked with local activists and community members in multiple states, making important progress and launching new efforts. We were inspired by all of you who shared your time Read More
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