New York Governor Signs Legislation Barring Arrest of Children Younger than 12

1/4/2022

New York Governor Signs Legislation Barring Arrest of Children Younger than 12

Legislation signed into law by New York’s governor will bar the arrest of most children younger than 12 years old, a move pushed for years by advocates decrying the state’s overly punitive justice system.

Justice Department: Youths’ Constitutional Rights Violated at Connecticut-run Lockup

1/3/2022

Justice Department: Youths’ Constitutional Rights Violated at Connecticut-run Lockup

A two-year federal probe has uncovered evidence that residents of a state-run juvenile lockup in Connecticut were improperly punished with solitary confinement and systematically deprived of mental health services and schooling.

12/26/2021

The Best of The Imprint Weekly Podcast, 2021 Edition

We had some amazing guests join us on The Imprint Weekly Podcast this year, and we reviewed the entire 2021 archive to bring you clips from some of the very best!

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Before Labeling Children as “Delinquent,” Consider Their Pasts

12/15/2021

Before Labeling Children as “Delinquent,” Consider Their Pasts

The juvenile justice system targets youth of color in foster care with labels like “delinquent” without knowing their full histories, writes Lino Peña-Martinez.

12/13/2021

“Kids Are Not a Priority Until They’re a Problem”

On this week’s episode, we discuss California’s looming foster care cliff for older youth, obesity-as-neglect in Pennsylvania, and the passing of a major figure in international adoption. 

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12/1/2021

New Round of COVID-19 Infections Hits California Youth Prisons

Illustration by Christine Ongjoco
Dozens of young people locked up in California’s youth prison system have tested positive for COVID-19 — the latest outbreak at facilities that have struggled to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.

How One Organization Cultivates Courage to Dream Beyond Bars

11/23/2021

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.

UNICEF Calls for End to Juvenile Detention as Global Justice Congress Gets Underway

11/19/2021

UNICEF Calls for End to Juvenile Detention

One of the world’s best-known social welfare organizations, UNICEF, released two reports to make the case for nations to stop incarcerating children.

Los Angeles County Avoids Juvenile Hall Closures, but New Problems Surface

11/18/2021

Los Angeles County Avoids Juvenile Hall Closures, but New Problems Surface

Los Angeles County has averted the closure of its two juvenile halls, but must address new problems that surfaced in a recent inspection.