Promoting Youth Incarceration Alternatives on the Hill
At a Congressional briefing this week on “Building Safe and Strong Communities,” two Public Welfare Foundation grantees, the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) and Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. (YAP), presented evidence that providing services in the community to youth who become involved in the juvenile justice system is better than locking them up.
An article on the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange details the briefing.
An infographic developed by YAP details the costs and consequences of community programs and youth incarceration.
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