From Incarcerated to Resilient


From Incarcerated to Resilient

Each time I was incarcerated, I pulled strength from knowing my purpose was greater than my challenges, writes Daniel Bisuano.

Children Should Not Be Incarcerated


Children Should Not Be Incarcerated

Incarceration impairs children's development and limits the life outcomes for adolescents, says Spring Keosoupha.


The Fireman Is Out and Never Going Back

David Domenici show how background checks affect Terrance, the first graduate of the Travis Hill School, after his release from prison.


The Urgent Need for a New Normal in Youth Justice

Detention rates for youth have returned to pre-COVID rates in many places, authors write. But some systems have made lower use of lockup a new normal

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Advocates Call on Tennessee to Shift Away from Youth Incarceration

Child welfare and disability rights advocates are calling on Tennessee to reform its youth justice system through “prevention and rehabilitation” not “facilities and incarceration.”

Parental Rights for Those Involved in Foster Care


The Costs of a Failing System

We use taxpayers dollars to fund a system that is morally bankrupt, where children and social workers suffer, writes Kenyon Lee Whitman.

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    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).

    Vulnerable Youth in Nevada Offered Healing Through Yoga


    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.

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    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.