How to Help Youth of Color Charged with Violent Offenses

What are the best ways to keep youth of color who have been charged with serious and violent offenses out of secure facilities? A collaborative of 12 organizations from around the country has released a policy brief that articulates their model of community-driven approaches to alternatives to incarceration.

The framework outlined by the organizations—which are comprised of leaders of color who come from the same communities as the youth they serve—focuses on improving five essential categories of youth outcomes:  

To see the policy brief, click here



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