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

Baltimore Sun
Jun 24, 2019

‘When They See Us’ reveals failures in juvenile justice system
Jun 11, 2019

Is Linda Fairstein the Real Villain in ‘When They See Us’? – Rolling Stone
May 28, 2019

A host of celebrities speak out on criminal justice reform :

Get the newsletter