Decarceration Advocate Liz Ryan to Lead Juvenile Justice for Biden Administration
Liz Ryan, the founder of Youth First Initiative and the Campaign for Youth Justice, has been appointed by President Joe Biden to lead the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP).
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.
Study: Juvenile Incarceration Produces Mixed Results on Recidivism, Graduation Rates
Mother’s Day Celebration Outside L.A. County Jail Sends Hope to Women Inside
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.
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.
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.
Coronavirus Puts 69% of Kids in Los Angeles Juvenile Lockups in Quarantine