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4/30/2021

A Progressive Community Grapples With the Reality of Juvenile Justice Reform

The small crowd carrying signs outside the county courthouse this week was classic funky Santa Cruz, folks milling about in T-shirts emblazoned with rasta and LGBTQ-themed logos, tie-dye and boho styles. But in this era of national protest over racial injustice, the protesters did not seek to reduce sentencing or end mass incarceration.

4/5/2021

Presence of School Resource Officers Debated in Small Towns, Too

A meeting of the Rise up Kingston group. Photo courtesy of Rise Up
Two decades after schools across the country beefed up police presence on campus in response to the mass shooting at Columbine High, the uprising over the killing of George Floyd has prompted communities small and large to rethink that trend in the name of racial justice.

Youth Services Insider

1/28/2021

Bill Would Create One Million New Apprenticeships

Known as “earn-and-learn” programs, apprenticeships could be a good way for foster youth to start careers in construction and other trades.
With lawmakers from both parties eager to help get idled Americans back to work, a bipartisan group has unveiled a bill that would put up almost $3.5 billion to create nearly 1 million new internships over the next five years, many of them for young people.

12/20/2020

Advocates Press New York Lawmakers to Shutter Database Containing Kids’ DNA

State Sen. Robert Jackson (D) said he found the NYPD’s DNA collection practices “troubling.”
Critics say New York City isn’t moving quickly enough to shrink a contested, largely secretive database of DNA samples collected by police from potential “persons of interest,” including more than 1,600 minors and 8,000 people who have not been convicted of a crime. 

8/4/2020

Guards Without Masks and Tests With No Results

Illustration by Christine Ongjoco
A 20-year-old Northern California man stepped into freedom late last month, after serving his time in one of the state’s three youth prisons – human warehouses now struggling to beat back the coronavirus before it spreads faster through a population of 775 young people who committed crimes as juveniles.

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8/3/2020

Bill Prioritizes Placing Incarcerated Parents Close to Children

The 80,000 children of New York state whose parents are locked up in distant state correctional institutions might have an easier time visiting mom or dad under a bill sitting on Gov.

    8/2/2020

    New Name. New Leadership. Same Mission.

    Dear Reader,  If you have arrived at the site today and are surprised to not see The Chronicle of Social Change masthead, fear not! The nation’s leading source for child welfare and juvenile justice news has been rebranded under our new name, The Imprint.

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    6/3/2020

    Youth Drive New York City’s George Floyd Protests Into Day 10, But Most Arrests Aren’t Juveniles, Early Data Suggests

    Protests and vigils continued in New York and nationwide on Wednesday, nine days after the brutal killing of George Floyd, an African American man, by a white police officer in Minneapolis.

    6/3/2020

    Obama Lauds Young Protest Leaders, Challenges Mayors to Improve Policing

    Just hours after the announcement of new charges against the four officers involved in the killing of George Floyd, former President Barack Obama praised the work of young people in the recent days of protest and sought mayoral commitments for safer policing strategies.