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Transforming Closed Youth Prisons: Repurposing Facilities to Meet Community Needs, a recently released report by the Urban Institute, describes why state and local governments should begin repurposing vacant youth prisons. The report looks at six former detention centers currently undergoing transformations and offers recommendations for policymakers and advocates. Read the report and learn how to make repurposing a reality in your community.
“Nationally, Black students and students with disabilities are disciplined at much greater rates than other students.”
The National Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Coalition responds to the DOJ’s rescission of 24 guidance documents, specifically those pertaining to the juvenile justice system.
OJJDP Administrator Caren Harp announced upcoming changes to Title II of the JJPDA at the Coalition for Juvenile Justice’s annual conference and the youth justice advocacy community responded with concerns.