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.
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.
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.
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.
The Art of Yoga Project brings movement and art curriculums to the underserved and at-risk youth of Northern California’s juvenile justice system.
Sam Roumph was supposed to play basketball for the defending state champions his senior year of high school. Instead, he was captain of “the jail school.”
Aaron Kinzel is helping men like him, who were incarcerated as teenagers, to talk about their mental health and create art reflecting their experiences.