Our Interactive Data Map is Live

Our Interactive Data Map is Live

With 75 percent of youth locked up for non-violent offenses, our country doesn't have an alarming crime problem. We have an incarceration problem.
The US locks up more kids than any other nation

The US locks up more kids than any other nation

Ending this country's addiction to incarceration is not easy, but it is our mission. And slowly but surely we are winning.

News & Updates

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Teachable Moments

Anna Wong, Research and Policy Associate at the Burns Institute, kicks off the launch of our new data map with a blog on the broad role that youth justice systems play in "teaching our kids a lesson."
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Annie E. Casey Foundation Highlights Our Use of Data In Attacking Racial & Ethnic Disparities

In a new report out today from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, The Burns Institute's work in Ventura County of using enhanced data collection practices in juvenile detention to address Racial & Ethnic Disparities was elevated as a model practice
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