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Vulnerable Youth in Nevada Offered Healing Through Yoga

9/22/2021

Nevada’s Vulnerable Youth Offered Healing through Yoga

The yoga teachers with Reno nonprofit Urban Lotus guide youth toward healing through trauma-informed movement classes.

Youth Services Insider

5/10/2021

Study: Juvenile Incarceration Produces Mixed Results on Recidivism, Graduation Rates

Madera County Juvenile Detention Center. Photo courtesy of Madera County Probation
Harsh sentences for juvenile crimes don’t make it less likely that a person will be convicted of a violent crime when they grow into adults, according to a new study in which academic economists looked at data from Louisiana. 

5/7/2021

Mother’s Day Celebration Outside L.A. County Jail Sends Hope to Women Inside

Angelique Evans of the Young Women’s Freedom addresses the crowd on Friday. Photo: Jeremy Loudenback
Dozens of women wearing T-shirts emblazoned with “Free Black Mamas” logos and shouting “Happy Mother’s Day” circled a Los Angeles County women’s jail in cars Friday, a public demonstration calling attention to the struggles of incarcerated mothers and their efforts to reunify with children placed in foster care. 

4/25/2021

Fewer Youth are Locked Up in New York, But They’re Still Mostly Kids of Color

The number of kids ages 8 to 21 incarcerated in New York today is almost half what it was 10 years ago. That remarkable trend hasn’t changed who’s inside: mostly Black and brown youth.

1/15/2021

State, L.A. Agree on Plan to Improve Conditions of Juvenile Detention

More than two years after the California Department of Justice launched an investigation into deficient and inhumane conditions in Los Angeles County’s juvenile detention facilities, the county and its school district settled on plans to clean up the problems over the next four years.

1/2/2021

New York Legislators Say They Want Alternatives to Costly Youth Prisons

State and local governments are limping into a second year facing off with budgets decimated by the coronavirus. In New York state, some lawmakers are eyeing one item freighted with financial and moral burdens: the sky-high cost of youth prisons. In November, The Imprint reported on the escalating expenses at state-operated detention facilities that have reached an annual average of nearly $900,000 per youth.

12/10/2020

Coronavirus Puts 69% of Kids in Los Angeles Juvenile Lockups in Quarantine

Los Angeles County’s Central Juvenile Hall Photo: Jeremy Loudenback
Coronavirus infections in California’s juvenile lockups are growing at disturbing rates among young people and staff overseeing them, as cases reach new peaks nationwide during a deadly winter surge.

11/22/2020

Sticker Shock: The Cost of New York’s Youth Prisons Approaches $1 Million Per Kid

The Brookwood Secure Center in Claverack, New York, is one of 11 locked juvenile facilities operated by the Office of Children and Family Services. Photo: Steven Yoder
A dozen years ago, New York state revealed that taxpayers were shelling out $140,000 to $200,000 each year to house each young person in the state’s juvenile facilities.

California's youth prisons will close by 2023.

11/13/2020

COVID-19 Prevention Measures Lacking in California Youth Prisons

Newsletter Sign up Email* NameThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. Δdocument.getElementById( "ak_js_7" ).setAttribute( "value", ( new Date() ).getTime() ); Hundreds of youth locked up in state-run prisons in California remain in danger of contracting the coronavirus, testing has been lackluster and public information on infections hard to come by, according to a brief released Thursday by the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice.