Cradle to Prison Pipeline® Summary Fact Sheet

Release Date: October 1, 2009
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CDF's Cradle to Prison Pipeline Campaign is a national and community crusade to engage families, youth, communities and policy makers in the development of healthy, safe and educated children. Poverty, racial disparities and a culture of punishment rather than prevention and early intervention are key forces driving the Pipeline.

This summary fact sheet provides basic facts and descriptions about the systems that feed the pipeline to prison and the key steps We must take to speak out against policies that contribute to criminalizing children at younger and younger ages, and fight for policies that help children thrive and put them on track to a productive adulthood.