• “Six different people raped me.” First time I was here I was 14. This time I’ve been here for two months. I went AWOL from placement. When I was upset with my mom, I used drugs. I regret that. I live with my mom, my 14-year-old sister, my nine-year-old brother, and my stepdad. He’s protecting my family while I’m in […] January 14, 2015
  • The [Justice] Short List: 9-6-13 Highlights from the week’s juvenile justice and justice related articles, reports, videos and more that are worth your time. All the Stops We can all see the flaws in New York’s stop-and-frisk policy (which was recently deemed unconstitutional,) but unless you actually live in the city, how can you actually SEE it? Independent news site […] September 6, 2013
  • That’s all that I knew, meth. I live in Carpinteria. I’ve been here 2 weeks today. This is my third time here. This time for going on the run. There was a warrant issued for me. I had a probation violation. I ran because I didn’t want to test dirty. I never had any drug counseling for drugs but I’m a […] June 10, 2013
  • Young Ladies Probably three-quarters of the girls have been sexually abused, usually in the form of date rape. It’s always a case when too many drugs and alcohol are involved. Mistakes, you know. December 14, 2011
  • R, age 16, Multnomah County Detention, Oregon I am a victim, according to my lawyers. I shouldn’t be here. They are not charging me with anything, but they’ve set bail at $250,000. I have been running away my whole life. My parents got divorced when I was four. My father started sexually abusing me when I was five and my stepmother physically […] October 17, 2011