UN Experts Call To End Solitary Confinement for Children
After testimony from formerly incarcerated Black youth, UN-appointed experts today called for an end to solitary confinement for children.
The Untold Story of How a Stubborn Group of Parents Helped Shutter the Nation’s Largest Youth Prison System
For years, a tireless group of parents trekked to the California state Capitol. Their goal: to shut down the California Youth Authority.
How One Organization Cultivates Courage to Dream Beyond Bars
The organization Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice, or CURYJ, has been transforming lives in East Oakland for over a decade.
Juvenile Justice Realignment Lawsuit: California County Violating State’s Open Government Law
Legal advocates for California’s juvenile justice-involved youth have filed a lawsuit against Fresno County for not welcoming public input in developing local plans for youth justice.
Vaccination Rates in Louisiana’s Crowded Juvenile Lockups Concern Advocates
With just 1 in 4 of Louisiana’s incarcerated youth fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, children’s advocates say the state should do more to protect them, as the more transmissible delta variant spreads.
Plans to House Youth Offenders Stir Controversy in L.A. County
Residents in the far reaches of Los Angeles County are fighting to block dozens of youthful offenders from being sent to nearby secure detention camps — a key component of statewide reforms to shut down California’s juvenile prisons.
California Counties Develop Local Plans as State Youth Prisons Close
California’s Division of Juvenile Justice stopped admissions this month and now counties are developing plans to house and rehabilitate incarcerated youth.
It’s On All of Us: Close Youth Prisons, Build Youth Leaders
As California moves to close its youth prisons, it should invest in building youth leaders, writes Katarina Sayally.
‘Unconscionable:’ Suspected Cases of COVID-19 Far More Widespread Than Previously Known in New York’s Youth Prisons, While Vaccinations Lag
New York's juvenile justice system publicly reports low numbers of COVID-19 cases. Unreleased records suggest the virus spread further among youth and staff.