Progress in Closing Youth Prisons

A national campaign to shut down youth prisons gained significant traction in the last year, with support from the Youth First Initiative, a Public Welfare Foundation grantee. ... Full Story
Category: Youth Justice

Fixing What’s Wrong with Florida’s Youth Prisons

The Miami Herald featured an op-ed by Candice Jones, Public Welfare Foundation President and CEO and two other youth justice experts urging Florida to close its youth detention centers. ... Full Story
Category: Youth Justice

Keeping Youth out of Adult Courts

The latest report by a Public Welfare Foundation grantee shows more states adopting policies to limit the number of youth in the adult criminal justice system.... Full Story
Category: Youth Justice

Shutting Down New Jersey’s Youth Prisons

Ryan Haygood and Andrea McChristian of the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice talk about the collective efforts of a diverse coalition to close secure facilities for New Jersey youth.... Full Story
Category: Youth Justice

Stop Punishing Youth Like Adults in Court

Justice reform advocates in California, including families affected by murder and incarceration, have made enormous strides in getting youth out of the adult criminal justice system. ... Full Story
Category: Youth Justice
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