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Transforming Closed Adult and Youth Prisons

In recent years policymakers and practitioners have implemented reforms to scale back the United States' punitive criminal justice policies. By year-end 2016 the number of people held in U.S. prisons had declined by 6% since a 2009 peak.…
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FREE Webinar: Transforming Closed Adult and Youth Prisons - July 25 at 1:00 PM

In recent years policymakers and practitioners have implemented reforms to scale back the United States' punitive criminal justice policies. By year-end 2016 the number of people held in U.S. prisons had declined by 6% since a 2009 peak. Reductions…
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Campaign Lessons from Closing Youth Prisons

Last week, Law@theMargins Editor Chaumtoli Huq engaged in conversation with Youth First Initiative (YFI) staff, partners, and youth leaders on their campaign to close youth prisons. Speakers included Mishi Faruqee and Hernan Carvente of YFI, Retha…
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FREE Webinar: Campaign Lessons from Closing Youth Prisons - March 28, 12:30 PM

Join Law@theMargins Editor Chaumtoli Huq’s conversation with Youth First Initiative staff, partners and youth leaders on their campaign to close youth prisons. This webinar in collaboration with Youth First builds on our 2016 webinar…
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Review: The Effects of Youth Diversion Programs on Recidivism

Reviewer: Sarah Krantz, Esq. Article to be Reviewed: Robert D. Hodge and Holly A. Wilson, The Effect of Youth Diversion Programs on Recidivism: A Meta-Analytic Review, Criminal Justice and Behavior, Vol.40, No.5, 497-518 (May 2013). http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0093854812451089. Summary Diversionary…
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Review: Nothing About Us Without Us! The Failure of the Modern Juvenile Justice System and a Call for Community-Based Justice

Reviewer: Sarah Krantz, Esq. Article to be Reviewed: Smith, Charisa Esq. (2013). “Nothing About Us Without Us! The Failure of the Modern Juvenile Justice System and a Call for Community-Based Justice,” The Journal of Applied Research…
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Raise the Age

By Sarah Krantz, Esq.   According to the Campaign for Youth Justice, 250,000 youth are tried, sentenced, or incarcerated as adults each year in the United States.[1] While charging youths under the age of 18 may seem counterintuitive,…
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Beyond Bars: Keeping Young People Safe at Home and Out of Youth Prisons

Last week, the National Collaboration for Youth (NCY) hosted Beyond Bars: Keeping Young People Safe at Home and Out of Youth Prisons, a webinar based on its 2016 report that can "serve as a handbook for juvenile justice administrators, legislators,…