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.

Families Saved Money After California County Nixed Youth Justice Fees

11/17/2021

Study Finds Families Saved an Average of $1,600 After California County Eliminated Juvenile Justice Fees

Families with children in the justice system have been spared financial hardship after local policy changes ended juvenile justice fees.

The System That Locks Away Youth is Not Justice

11/11/2021

The System That Locks Away Youth is Not Justice

Youth Voice Contributor Shay House asks: How can we throw children away, isolate them in cells and call it justice?

Juvenile Justice Realignment Lawsuit: California County Violating State’s Open Government Law

11/10/2021

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.

As Student Struggle in Rochester, New York, Schools Consider Bringing Back Campus Police

11/8/2021

As Students Struggle in Rochester, New York, Schools Consider Bringing Back Campus Police

Police and private security have recently been posted outside Rochester City School District schools — an arrangement that could be extended pending a decision by school commissioners.

New York Governor Signs Retroactive Youthful Offender Bill

11/3/2021

New York Governor Signs Retroactive Youthful Offender Bill

Some people who were sentenced for crimes they committed when they were very young can now ask a judge for a second chance of sorts under a new law in New York state.

Connecticut

11/1/2021

In Connecticut, Youth Justice Reform Has Become an Election Year Issue

A recent tragedy in Connecticut has helped to make the state's recent run of youth justice reform a hot-button issue at election time.