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
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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“Not a week goes by without a headline in a newspaper in the U.S. citing abuse of an incarcerated youth” stated Liz Ryan, President & CEO of the Youth First Initiative at a June 22 congressional hearing before the House Subcommittee on Crime. The hearing examined juvenile justice reforms, particularly efforts to reduce the use Read More
To commemorate the closure of Beaumont Juvenile Correctional Facility, RISE for Youth, a nonpartisan campaign advocating for community alternatives to youth incarceration, today released the following statement: “The Commonwealth of Virginia has been locking up youth at Beaumont since 1890, despite data demonstrating better methods for punishment and transformation of youth who commit crime. We Read More