Mapping the Youth Incarceration Problem

Mapping the Youth Incarceration Problem

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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JJDPA at 40

This week marks 40 years of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA)—the nation’s main law governing state juvenile justice programs.
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Beyond Ferguson

We've joined with our friends over at PolicyLink and 100 social justice leaders, congressional members, faith leaders, artists, and activists in signing an open letter to President Obama that lays out seven action areas in the wake of Michael Brown's death in Ferguson, MO.
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