• “Mom does the best she can.” I’m from the East Side. I have two sisters, 12 and six. I think they probably took over my room. I was 15 on my first visit here. I was picked up three days ago on a warrant for not appearing in court. I got out of camp and didn’t check in with my PO […] July 27, 2016
  • “I was on the run for a month…” I’ve been here 245 days. I caught a gang case—robbery. I was 12 when I first came here. They have me as a member of the Heartless Felons. Mom works at the clinic. My dad doesn’t have a job. My mom and dad live together. I have four brothers and two sisters. I’m the oldest. […] September 2, 2015
  • “No one could see that I was suffocating.” I’ve been coming here since I was 11. I am in for a DV with my mom. I thought when I first came here that jails were like I saw on TV. But this place they are not here to hurt us but to help us. It’s really cool. I first came here when I […] March 11, 2015
  • [Take Action! : North Carolina] Sign the Petition to Get Children Out of the Adult System [vc_column_text pb_margin_bottom=”no” pb_border_bottom=”no” width=”1/2″ el_position=”first”] “When children end up in the adult criminal justice system, no one wins.”  NC Child of North Carolina has a point. Processing juveniles in the adult justice system leads to horrific treatment of said juveniles, and also avoids necessary rehabilitation that could successfully direct these children onto the right path. And the act […] November 20, 2014
  • The [Justice] Short List 9-26-14 Highlights from the week’s juvenile justice and justice related articles, videos and more that are worth your time. Report Found Distorted Data on Jail Fights at Rikers Island …And the horrific news from Rikers just keeps coming—no hyperbole here. Rikers Island has been known as one of the nation’s worst cages to be locked in; […] September 26, 2014
  • The [Justice] Short List 6-20-14 Highlights from the week’s juvenile justice and justice related articles, videos and more that are worth your time. The Sister of Second Chances We are at a loss for words. The monumental work that Hour Children has accomplished in supporting and rehabilitating incarcerated mothers and their children is nothing short of miraculous. And it’s all […] June 20, 2014
  • I didn’t know they were going to kill him. “Just been here two days.  Came from Donnelly in Portland.  Was a year and a half in detention.  It was so long, because I was awaiting trial in three cases.  Assault two, deadly and dangerous with a knife, robbery assault three, robbery two, robbery by force (measure 11) and third charge was murder, with a […] April 16, 2014
  • The [Justice] Short List 10-11-13 Highlights from juvenile justice and justice related articles, reports, videos and more that are worth your time. State Trends: Legislative Victories from 2011-2013 The goal: remove all youth from the adult criminal justice system. Sounds great, but how are we getting there? This new report from the Campaign for Youth Justice checks in on our […] October 11, 2013
  • I’m going to an adult prison for 28 months I’m from Kansas City originally.  I’ve been in Olathe for six years.  I’ve been in here for 3 months.  I’m here for aggravated robbery with a gun.  I got a gun from a friend for $200.  It was a .22 with a full clip.  Beretta.  I’m going to an adult prison for 28 months.  I […] August 14, 2013
  • The [Justice] Short List 7-18-13 Highlights from juvenile justice and justice related articles, reports, videos and more that are worth your time From the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth: A child sentenced to die in prison never has an opportunity to be considered for parole. Beautiful / Powerful Important op-ed on the NY Times from a man who […] July 18, 2013
  • [Guest Post] End Solitary Confinement of Youth in Adult Jails and Prisons Governors have an historic opportunity through the Prison Rape Elimination Act to do just that: From Campaign For Youth Justice’s Liz Ryan: This year, governors will need to certify that their states are in compliance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), a law that Congress unanimously approved in 2003, designed to end sexual violence […] June 11, 2013
  • NCCD’s Media for a Just Society Award This year marks the second decade of the The National Council on Crime and Delinquency’s Media for a Just Society Awards. The MJS Awards celebrate excellent films, books, journalistic projects and other media that strives to increase public understanding of criminal justice, juvenile justice, child welfare, and adult protection issues. In exciting news, Juvenile In Justice […] May 1, 2013