Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Juvenile Justice: Community-Based Alternatives




All kids make mistakes; some get in trouble with the law. Instead of having a chance to learn from their actions, though, they're often sent to costly, dangerous facilities that make them more likely to commit new crimes.

What else can we do? Plenty. Many cost-effective program options, known as "community-based alternatives," have already been developed and tested that serve youth safely in the community instead of incarcerating them in jail-like facilities. Many alternatives have also been developed to divert youth from almost any point in the juvenile justice system.

Learn more at the Juvenile Justice Resource Hub: http://www.jjie.org/hub.
Youth Justice Leaders of Tomorrow - Institute Fellows 2012-2013
 The National Juvenile Justice Network's Youth Justice Leadership Institute (YJLI) is designed to help emerging leaders of color in the youth justice reform movement to develop and expand their skills as leaders and advocates. In this video, fellows from the 2012-2013 reflect on their experiences in the Institute and explain why they've dedicated themselves to youth justice system reform. Featuring: Jody Owens, Tanesha Ingram, Helen G├índara, Rashad Hawkins, Teresa King, Delores Moody, Carmen Perez, Madeyln Roman-Scott, Rudy Soto, Erika Stallworth, Diana Onley-Campbell, and Sarah Bryer. Video produced by Yenu Wodajo.

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