“It’s about taking a look at the whole system and re-examining what we should be prioritizing.” Our priorities should not include: non-violent offenders (especially with drug-related offenses), non-violent young offenders, and those with technical violations (violation of parole, for example).
“Removing young people who engage in delinquent behavior from their homes and communities, and incarcerating them in locked facilities is no longer the status quo in five states.” Good news in the world of reform from the Justice Policy Institute. And kudos to Connecticut, Arizona, Minnesota, Louisiana, and Tennessee for reducing incarceration rates by 50% with no increase in juvenile crime and at no additional cost to taxpayers.
via This American Life: ‘Harper High School Parts 1 & 2’ (Part one HERE) (Part two HERE)
An amazing journalistic effort by three reporters who spent five months at Harper High School on Chicago’s southside, where last year 29 current and recent students were shot. These two hour-long podcasts will open your eyes to the world of youth gangs, dedicated-beyond-belief educators, and the high schools in our country that lose students every year to gun violence.
via NYC Juvenile Justice: ‘Remarks by Judge Michael A. Corriero at The Juvenile-In-Justice Exhibition’
On February 7, 2013 more than 100 people attended a discussion about Juvenile-in-Justice during the exhibition at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Gallery. From the video: “The evening presenters included Judge Corriero, our Executive Director, Ronald E. Richter, Commissioner of the New York City Administration for Children’s Services, and Vincent N. Schiraldi, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Probation.”
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