Children, who would have served detention a generation ago, are today arrested if they are disruptive in class. Schools and districts have justified the deliberate focus on punitive discipline sanctions and policing as a means of creating safer school environments. These policies, however, have been counter-productive and are contributing to the “school to prison pipeline.”

Recent news on Youth Justice

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Daly News
May 23, 2019

Joe Biden, Cory Booker, the 1994 Crime Bill and the future: How to unwind American mass incarceration
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essence.com
May 18, 2019

Buried Alive Project and Decarceration Collective: Two Attorneys Join Forces To Pick The Locks On Human Cages
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nytimes.com
May 18, 2019

Left and Right Agree on Criminal Justice: They Were Both Wrong Before

Resources on Youth Justice

Report
brennancenter.org
May 18, 2019
Statement
themarshallproject.org
May 16, 2019
Report
https://www.fairsentencingofyouth.org/wp-content/uploads/Tipping-Point.pdf
Mar 8, 2019
Presentation
themarshallproject.org
Mar 8, 2019

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