We hope you can join us for an event “A New Vision for Youth Justice” where we will be imagining a world without youth incarceration! When: Friday, April 28th from 9-11am Where: The Public Welfare Foundation, 1200 U Street, NW, Washington, DC The event will feature: A short film highlighting campaign organizers from states around 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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Today in Milwaukee, a coalition of community organizations, youth advocates and family members of youth involved in the juvenile justice system officially launched Youth Justice Milwaukee (YJM), a broad-based alliance leading the fight to close Wisconsin’s dangerous and outdated youth prisons. YJM hopes to replace the prisons with community-based, family-centered, restorative programs that are proven Read More
In March, Connecticut policymakers focused on plans for closing the Connecticut Juvenile Training School (CJTS), including a March 16 Juvenile Justice Oversight and Planning Committee (JJPOC) meeting where it was reported that legislators would seek to close CJTS earlier than previously planned. JJPOC members heard from Shaena Fazal, YAP’s Policy Director, who presented testimony on how Read More