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New York’s Latest Frontier in Fighting Opioid Overdose: All Juvenile Detention Facilities
The first-ever policy requires pre-trial juvenile facilities to train staff to act quickly with life-saving medications.
Improving Interactions Between Cops and Kids
Strategies for Youth (SFY) is one of the few organizations in the country focused on the true front door of the juvenile justice system: interactions between youth and law enforcement officers.
DOJ Calls on States To Eliminate Juvenile System Fines and Fees
Federal officials are calling on states to eliminate juvenile justice-related fines and fees charged to families.
New York Governor Clears the Slate For Youth Accused of Minor Misbehavior
Under a new law in New York, the records of young people who have faced family court for minor misbehavior will be expunged at age 21.
Problem Newly Revealed in Juvenile Hall Schools: A Failure to Get Kids to Class
A report by California legal advocates finds “chronic absenteeism” is apparent — even when teens are locked up.
New York City Youth and Supporters Rally for Enhanced Juvenile Justice Rights
Dozens of youth and advocates gathered in the Bronx to voice support for two pivotal youth justice bills headed to the state Legislature.
Is the End of Juvenile Life Without Parole Near?
On this week’s episode we discuss the rebounding of child poverty rates as COVID-19 era fiscal support went away; truth and reconciliation in South Korea; and a potential Supreme Court case over gender-affirming care Jody Kent Lavy, co-executive director of the Campaign for The Fair Sentencing of Youth, joins to discuss the history of the campaign, the push to end juvenile life without parole sentences and what comes next as more states provide a meaningful chance at freedom.
Supporters Vow To Continue the Work of David Inocencio, Founder of The Beat Within Magazine Written by Incarcerated Youth
Inocencio died in July after three decades of publishing writing and art from inside California juvenile halls and beyond.