juvenile justice


Real Public Safety Means Centering Our Youth

Real public safety requires a true, earnest commitment to building infrastructure in disinvested communities.


Buffalo Recording Studio Offers Young Rappers in State Custody a Place to Express Freely 

Since 2019, Bridge Studios NY has welcomed detained youth, donating free studio time to facilitate hopes for the future. 

Riker's Browder Andrew Cuomo


New York’s Raise The Age Fund Receives More Money While Hundreds of Millions Remain Unspent

New York again allocated $250 million for the state’s Raise the Age initiative, despite hundreds of millions that still haven't been used.


Short-Staffed New York Juvenile Facilities Place Detained Youth at Risk, State Investigation Finds

An entrance to the Brookwood Secure Center for Youth in upstate New York. Photo by Steven Yoder.
Self-harm, drugs and violent incidents have skyrocketed in some of New York’s locked juvenile facilities, a state auditor has found, conditions driven by pandemic-fueled staffing shortages and higher populations following a sweeping reform that shifted older teens out of the adult justice system. 

Youth Services Insider


What’s In the 2024 Spending Deal for Youth and Families

Analysis and handy chart on youth and family funding in the 2024 spending deal passed by Congress and signed by President Biden.


Congressional Candidate Wants to Create a Place for Young Women ‘To Dream, To Fight and To Just Be’  

California Congressional candidate Lateefah Simon with her daughter, Aminah. Provided photo.
Before she became a leading candidate for a seat in the U.S. Congress representing Northern California communities, Lateefah Simon was “every teacher’s nightmare.”


    Let’s Be Accountable About The Word ‘Accountability’

    Robin Campbell argues that the use of the term "accountability" as a watchword in youth justice policy is problematic


    California Voters Begin Mailing in Ballots from Libraries, Senior Centers, and, Increasingly, from Juvenile Halls

    Voting drives are visible across California, but less seen are the state's ramped-up efforts to reach eligible voters in juvenile halls.


    L.A.’s Incarceration of Youth Again Falls Short of Humane Standards, State Regulator Calls Two More Juvenile Facilities ‘Unsuitable’

    Months after a state regulator shut down its juvenile halls, LA County is again being slammed for housing youth in substandard conditions.