• The [Justice] Short List 8-30-13 [vc_single_image image=”ype-of-5602″ image_size=”full” frame=”noframe” full_width=”no” lightbox=”yes” image_link=”http://www.safestartcenter.org/images/infographic-cev-01.jpg” link_target=”_blank” caption=”One fact from the Children’s Exposure to Violence Infographic, by the Safe Start Center. Click image to view in full..” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] [vc_column_text pb_margin_bottom=”no” pb_border_bottom=”no” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] [Highlights from the week’s juvenile justice and justice related articles, reports, videos and more that are worth your […] August 30, 2013
  • Comparing the Old and the New at Johnson County Juvenile Detention Facilities NEW: Johnson County Youth and Family Services Center, Olathe, Kansas Above, an art piece in the facility entryway. Above and below, a suspended sculpture in the atrium of the new juvenile detention facility. OLD: Johnson County Juvenile Detention Center, Olathe, Kansas Above, peering into two empty cells in the old (still in use) detention facility. […] July 9, 2013
  • Changing confinement culture in Olathe, Kansas Olathe, Kansas is a suburb of Kansas City, but with its own unique issues. The Juvenile Detention center is divided into two parts, the older institution and a newer, LEED platinum certified facility across the street. I visited Olathe last month and photographed at both facilities. The older facility is divided into pods, two levels, […] July 1, 2013
  • Full Court Pressure Three different ways to play basketball: Massachusetts, Illinois, and Colorado. August 20, 2012
  • Personal Fitness A lonely exercise cell in Harris County Psychiatric Center, Houston, Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center in Houston, Texas is not a facility exclusively for juveniles. The Harris County Probation Department pays for 16 beds at a cost of $2.1 million dollars per year. According to Juvenile Probation Department Executive Director Tom Brooks, the money is […] August 13, 2012
  • Shuffleboard Recreation in retirement homes, cruise lines, and…juvenile detention? Cook County Juvenile Detention Center in Chicago, Illinois is the largest juvenile detention facility in the country, with a maximum capacity of 498 juveniles. In 2010, the population averaged 325, with the vast majority being African American. Most of the kids at Cook County are there for […] August 6, 2012
  • Ventura Youth Correctional Facility The Ventura Youth Correctional Facility, in Camarillo in Ventura County holds a population of committed youths from all over the state. VYCF is known by those in the field as a problematic facility. The Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice cites the facility as a “paragon of dysfunction” and has previously condemned the institution for […] July 23, 2012
  • BBall Two basketball courts at Ventura County Juvenile Justice Facility in Ventura, California. July 16, 2012
  • Summer plans: a lot of reading… I’ve been to this facility 13 times… this time I’ve been here for five days. For disturbing the peace, and providing false information to an officer. Yeah… I read a lot in here. Right now I’m reading a book by Jodi Picoult, and Harry Potter, and the last book in the Twilight series. – L, […] July 12, 2012
  • SUMMER IN SO-CAL The above images are from the Ventura County Juvenile Justice Facility, a big compound off the 101 freeway. For the rest of this month, we are going to focus on juvenile facilities close to home for us, Ventura. For some a summer getaway destination… For others, a place for incarceration. The Ventura County Juvenile Justice […] July 9, 2012
  • Harris County Youth Village, part two Last week we introduced you to Harris County Youth Village, with an image of cots and lockers in a stark, utilitarian room. Would you have guessed that the images above are from the same facility? July 2, 2012
  • Introducing Harris County Youth Village Harris County Youth Village, a non-secure facility on a lake. The boys are in dorms; the girls are in suites. There are 90 boys and girls in treatment and hey all get vocational education at Santo Jacinto Community College– about half of them have their GED. They have real problems staffing the whole system; according […] June 27, 2012