Because of the enormity of the financial, emotional and psychological burdens on families of those incarcerated, nonprofits have stepped in to help.
In the wake of George Floyd’s murder, a handful of school districts have rid themselves of police, but activists have been laying the groundwork for decades
The Indianapolis nonprofit Paws & Think holds the Pawsitive Corrections program once a month at the Marion County Juvenile Detention Center. Pawsitive Corrections is a shelter dog obedience training program that aims to make dogs more adoptable as well as fosters confidence and empathy in the youth that participate.
An Arizona education researcher explores how kids view themselves and how they feel their schools view them through art.
In the 1990s criminologists predicted a new breed of children would grow up to be super-predators. While the myth was debunked, the legacy lives on.
Recidivism is used as an indicator of a juvenile justice system’s success, but for two former juvenile offenders, it doesn’t tell the whole story.
The sexual abuse-to-prison pipeline leaves youth highly vulnerable to the juvenile justice system, disproportionately affecting girls, gender expansive, trans and gender-nonconconforming youth. And even more so, youth of color.
Ron Brown College Preparatory High School aims to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline while empowering students as it provides a safe space for Black male students.
Because of overhanging federal authority, Native American kids are more likely to end up in the federal justice system than their non-Native peers. But there is no such thing as a federal juvenile justice system.
Brad and Nick Schlaikowski founded Courage MKE to support Milwaukee’s homeless youth population, and for over a year now have run a group home for displaced LGBTQ youth.