alternatives to detention
Youth Advocate Programs Gets Federal Stamp of Approval
Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), a rapidly expanding provider of alternatives to out-of-home care in juvenile justice and child welfare, has been named a “promising practice” by the Justice Department. The Harrisburg, Penn.-based
Former Youth Corrections Officials: We Want to Help Close Youth Prisons
It’s time to close this nation’s youth prisons. They don’t serve their purpose: keeping our neighborhoods safe and helping young people turn their lives around. They fail to fulfill this core mission despite costing $150,000 per youth per year.
Hawaii Governor Signs Slate of Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Laws
This summer has seen a lot of action around youth-centric legislation in Hawaii. In July, Gov. David Ige (D) signed a number of new laws governing the state’s child welfare and juvenile justice systems.
Map for Success in Juvenile Justice has More Destinations than Confinement
Youth prisons don’t work, yet on any given day, over 50,000 youth are in them or other out-of-home placements due to their involvement with the juvenile justice system. Overwhelming evidence shows that youth prisons are harmful, ineffective and excessively expensive.
Pay for Success Watch: NCCD, San Diego Foundation Announce Juvenile Reentry Venture
The National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) already has an iron in the pay-for-success (PFS) fire in San Diego where it is working with The Children’s Initiative on a plan to provide county-wide alternatives to detention.