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Vermont Public Workers Union Demands Secure Facility for Incarcerated Youth

1/24/2022

Vermont Public Workers Union Demands Secure Facility for Incarcerated Youth

Vermont has no secure place to hold severely troubled youth who previously would have been housed in the Woodside Juvenile Rehabilitation Center, which closed in 2020.

Three strikes laws

1/20/2022

California Lawmaker Adding to Growing Calls for an End to ‘Three Strikes’ Laws for Teens

California is the only state where the three strikes laws apply to 16- or 17-year-olds who commit crimes, impacting them for years.

Lael E.H. Chester is director of the Emerging Adult Justice Project at Columbia University’s Justice Lab

1/20/2022

New Responses Emerge on 18- to 25-Year Olds Who Commit Crimes

The field of emerging adult justice is new in the U.S. but the research that informs this field is well-established, write the authors.

COVID cases triple in California juvenile prisons

1/13/2022

COVID Cases Triple in California Juvenile Prisons

COVID cases among California’s incarcerated youth have tripled since last week, and at least one youth recently was admitted to a community hospital after experiencing serious symptoms.

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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