Calls to Release Youth from Lockups Due to Virus Threat Grow Nationwide
With most free residents across the United States keeping at least six feet apart, feverishly washing their hands and avoiding any social groups, 43,000 young people in juvenile lockups and prisons are living in coronavirus petri dishes that have become “brewing reservoirs” of infection, according to inmates and juvenile justice experts.
Justice Experts Appeal for Smaller Probation Footprint During Pandemic
A large group of community supervision leaders have appealed to criminal and juvenile justice systems to dramatically reduce the scope of probation operations as the nation deals with the coronavirus pandemic.
LIVE from the Launch of the EXiT: Executives Transforming Probation and Parole Initiative
Today in San Francisco, more than 50 current and former probation and parole chiefs have signed on to a new initiative designed to reduce the number of adults who are under supervision in the country’s local probation and parole systems.
CNN’s Van Jones, Probation and Parole Leaders Endorse Call to Reduce and Reimagine Supervision
Taking a cue from a bourgeoning efforts to transform juvenile probation supervision, a group of justice reformers and agency leaders from across the country hopes to lower the nation’s reliance on adult probation and parole to provide what some call “mass supervision.”
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).