Justice Policy Institute
Dozens of Prosecutors and Youth Corrections Officials Call to Close All Youth Prisons
In a sign of the nation’s rapid rethinking of the justice system prompted by protests against racism and police brutality, dozens of elected prosecutors, corrections officials and probation chiefs have called for all youth prisons to be shut down.
In Sacramento, Youth Activists Push to Get Police Out of Schools
As a 10th grader at Sacramento’s Luther Burbank High School, Stephanie Lopez remembers when she saw a school resource officer treat her brother like a criminal. Her brother had bumped into the officer and apologized, Lopez said.
The Short and Long Game on Ending Juvenile Solitary
“We’re going to end solitary confinement of juveniles, period, end of story,” said Marc Schindler, executive director of the Justice Policy Institute, with a wry laugh. He was discussing with Youth Services Insider the new Stop Solitary for Kids campaign, led by JPI and three other groups: Center for Children’s Law and Policy (CCLP); Georgetown University’s Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR); and the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA).
At 10 Years Old, Campaign for Youth Justice Has Had Clear Impact
This week marks the 10th anniversary of the Campaign for Youth Justice, an organization founded by Liz Ryan with help from the Public Welfare Foundation to directly take on the use of adult courts to prosecute juvenile offenders.
Ziedenberg, former ED at Justice Policy Institute, Returns to Organization
Jason Ziedenberg, a familiar face to many in juvenile justice research and advocacy, will serve as director of research and policy for Justice Policy Institute (JPI), an organization he helped start up in 2002.
Marc Schindler to Lead Justice Policy Institute
The Justice Policy Institute (JPI), a Washington, D.C.-based activist organization promoting reduced reliance on incarceration in America, has tapped former litigator and juvenile justice agency leader Marc Schindler to serve as its new executive director.
Justice Policy Institute Fires Leader of Four Years
Tracy Velázquez, executive director of the Washington-based justice reform advocate Justice Policy Institute, has been fired by the board of directors after four years at the helm of the nonprofit. “I was informed by my board today that my employment at JPI has been terminated as a result of management differences,” Velázquez said in an e-mail sent late Thursday evening.