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.
$49 million has been granted to 157 departments for school-based policing, the highest such grant allocation since 2011.
Fatherlessness is considered to be a contributing factor to juvenile delinquency by researchers, as fatherless children are more likely to have behavioral problems and engage in risky behaviors.
Thirty-five top journalism students from 16 universities are conducting a major investigation this summer into juvenile justice in America as part of the Carnegie-Knight News21 multimedia reporting initiative at Arizona State University.