Justice Department Will Host Discussion on Closing Juvenile Prisons

Chronicle of Social Change

October 19, 2016


On Friday, a group of juvenile justice advocates will gather in D.C. to promote the closure of large juvenile justice prisons in favor of community-based corrections and small, close-to-home facilities. That, in and of itself, is not news. It is hardly the first time such a notion has been advanced at a Beltway advocacy event. Youth Services Insider remembers in particular the 2011 event to honor the 40th anniversary of the year that all of Massachusetts’ juvenile prisons where shuttered without warning.
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