San Francisco Chooses Punishment for Youth Instead of Services
It is becoming increasingly clear that political and law enforcement leaders in San Francisco have decided that one of the main mechanisms for dealing with vulnerable citizens is an antagonistic police presence and harsh responses to perceived crime.
Buffalo Community and Police Come Together to Protect Children Experiencing Parent’s Arrest
Officers in the Buffalo, New York, Police Department who arrest parents are now expected “to minimize trauma experienced by a child.”
Study Finds California’s Black Youth at Greater Risk of Injury in Police Encounters
Black youth in California are more likely to be injured during police interactions, according to a study that examined data from 2005 to 2017.
Police Killing of Foster Child Ma’Khia Bryant in Ohio Wrenches Youth, Allies
Foster youth across Ohio and nationwide, along with top officials in the Biden administration, are speaking out in horror this week about the police killing of a Black teenager in front of her foster home in Columbus, Ohio.
Presence of School Resource Officers Debated in Small Towns, Too
Oakland Schools Chart Course for Police-Free Future
Defunding Police is Pandemic Recovery
There are two stages of response when facing widespread disasters like earthquakes, wildfires or pandemics: relief and recovery. Media outlets capture the drama of “relief” – images of brave firefighters battling flames in the smoldering ruins of a town, or the National Guard delivering supplies to afflicted citizens.
Kansas Child Welfare Looks to Partner with Police to Reduce Law Enforcement Contact
The Kansas Department of Children and Families is embedding local specialists in one of the state’s most populous counties in an attempt to head off the need for CPS involvement in some cases.
‘Who Will Police Us from The Police?’
As a Black former foster youth who spent most of my youth in Los Angeles, I have seen how police brutality and racism is a constant struggle in Black people’s lives.
A Letter to Black Foster Youth
Dear Black Foster Youth, I’m sure you all have seen the unrest and televised revolution going on across the country and worldwide. The death of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery – the last two of which were video recorded, all killed by current or ex-police – has acted as the straw that’s broken the camel’s back.