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

The Washington Post
Apr 21, 2017

‘I don’t like to be touched’: Video shows 10-year-old autistic boy getting arrested at school
The Marshall Project
Apr 14, 2017

The Fine Print in New York’s Raise the Age Law
Center for Community Alternatives
Apr 11, 2017

It’s Official: New York Raised the Age!

Resources on Youth Justice

Justice Policy Institute
Mar 7, 2017
Briefing sheet
NAACP, Washington, D.C
Feb 8, 2017
Office on Violence Against Women at the Department of Justice
Jan 15, 2017

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