Black youth in New Jersey are over 30 times more likely to be detained or committed than white youth, according to a new fact sheet released by The Sentencing Project. This gives New Jersey the highest Black/white youth incarceration disparity rate in the nation, a rate twice that of the next state, Wisconsin. According to 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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A summer of success From closing the Beaumont Juvenile Correction Center in Virginia to the official launch of Youth Justice New Jersey, this was a summer of success. As young people return to school this fall, we cannot forget those who remain locked up in old, outdated, and ineffective youth prisons. Together, we must continue Read More
Youth Justice Milwaukee co-founders Jeffrey Roman and Sharlen Moore released the following statement on the report out of Lincoln Hills that guards used pepper spray and chemical agents on youth more than 100 times in the first six months of 2017: “Another day, another atrocity revealed at Lincoln Hills. Despite court orders and leadership changes, Read More