A Lonely Child Finds His Way Out of Abuse and Homelessness, It Lands Him Behind Bars

First in a three-part series on a teenager with a tumultuous childhood sent to die in prison, and where his life would lead.


California’s Santa Clara County Aims to Keep Girls Out of Juvenile Lockups

Officials in Santa Clara County say girls brought into court can be better managed outside of lockup settings like camps and juvenile halls.


The Steady Decline of Youth Incarceration, with Melissa Sickmund

On this week’s episode, Melissa Sickmund, director of the National Center for Juvenile Justice, joins us to dive into the decades-long plummeting of youth arrests and incarceration, juvenile justice in the age of Covid-19, data blind spots and more.



Bay Area’s Newest DA is a Former Foster Youth

Former foster youth Pamela Price assumes office as the first Black district attorney serving Alameda County, California.


New York Judicial Commission Calls out Lack of Diversity on the Family Court Bench

A new report calls for greater demographic balance on the Family Court bench, noting that “the judiciary should reflect the diversity of the communities interacting with the courts.”


New York Names New Acting Commissioner of Children and Family Services

Attorney Suzanne Miles-Gustave takes over this year as New York’s acting commissioner of the Office of Children and Family Services.


    Featured Episode: After Life, with Julie Reynolds

    We will get back to our regular podcast format next week, but today we are featuring the work of Julie Reynolds, who is The Imprint’s new Associate Editor.  Reynolds has produced and released the second season of her Podcast Grey Area. 

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    Advocates Call on Tennessee to Shift Away from Youth Incarceration

    Child welfare and disability rights advocates are calling on Tennessee to reform its youth justice system through “prevention and rehabilitation” not “facilities and incarceration.”

    Contra Costa County DA Diana Becton, a Rare Prosecutor, Wants Youth Justice Reimagined


    Top Stories of 2022: The Youth Justice Change Agents of California

    In 2022, Imprint reporters told the stories of several of the leaders on the front line of youth justice reform in California.