Underneath the tension-ladensurface of national politics, there is growing agreement that the United States needs to rethink criminal justice, that the nation is over-reliant on expensive and ineffectual incarceration and short on other strategies that would lower the likelihood of continued criminal behavior.

This series looks at several programs around the country that focus less on “fixing” young people and more on building on their assets.

5/1/2015

Positive Youth Justice Series: Curbing Crime, Building Assets

The Imprint produced “Positive Youth Justice: Curbing Crime, Building Assets” in 2015. It is a series that imagines an entire continuum of juvenile justice services built on the positive youth development framework.

2/17/2015

Positive Youth Justice, Part One: Rosie’s Place, Olympia, Wash.

Last week, The Imprint introduced “Positive Youth Justice: Curbing Crime, Building Assets.” It is a series that imagines an entire continuum of juvenile justice services built on the positive youth development framework.

2/24/2015

Positive Youth Justice, Part Two: Community Works, Oakland, Calif.

A few weeks ago, The Imprint began “Positive Youth Justice: Curbing Crime, Building Assets,” a series that imagines an entire continuum of juvenile justice services built on the positive youth development framework.

3/3/2015

Positive Youth Justice, Part Three: Tarrant County Advocate Program, Texas

A few weeks ago, The Imprint began “Positive Youth Justice: Curbing Crime, Building Assets,” a series that imagines an entire continuum of juvenile justice services built on the positive youth development framework.

3/10/2015

Positive Youth Justice, Part Four: William F. James Ranch, Santa Clara County, Calif.

Last month, The Imprint began “Positive Youth Justice: Curbing Crime, Building Assets,” a series that imagines an entire continuum of juvenile justice services built on the positive youth development (PYD) framework.

3/18/2015

Positive Youth Justice, Part Five: Waterside Workshops, Berkeley, Calif.

Last month, The Imprint began “Positive Youth Justice: Curbing Crime, Building Assets,” a series that imagines an entire continuum of juvenile justice services built on the positive youth development (PYD) framework.

3/26/2015

The Business of Positive Youth Justice: Measuring Success

Last week, our Positive Youth Justice series explored the use of positive youth development (PYD) in re-entry work at Waterside Workshops. The small nonprofit by the San Francisco Bay uses boatbuilding and a bike shop as the starting point of a personal relationship between the staff and youth. 

3/25/2015

The Business of Positive Youth Justice: Changing Staff Perception

Last week, our Positive Youth Justice series explored the use of positive youth development (PYD) in re-entry work at Waterside Workshops. The small nonprofit by the San Francisco Bay uses boatbuilding and a bike shop as the starting point of a personal relationship between the staff and youths.