By the time I was 12, I had been kicked out of two schools because of my violent outbursts. No one ever tried to find out why I was violent. Continue Reading →
Learn how juvenile justice and child welfare policies and practices disproportionately affect young people of color, and how to combat structural racism in child serving systems, among other topics. Continue Reading →
Who am I? I am but only one of thousands of people who was a child prosecuted as an adult — then sentenced to rot inside a living tomb until I die.
My name is Tony Farrell, and I am fighting for my life. Continue Reading →
NEW YORK — More than 40 national and state organizations dedicated to juvenile justice reform posted a joint letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state legislature on the need to raise the age of criminal responsibility to 18. Continue Reading →
The recent suicide of Kalief Browder, a one-time inmate held in the adolescent jail on notorious Rikers Island, is a wake-up call to stop treating youth in our justice system as if they were adults. Continue Reading →
Many people who work with adolescents are concerned that a lack of education and information when they come of age sexually might be contributing to the rise in the HIV infection rate.
“We teach young children how to brush their teeth. Why wouldn’t we teach them to take care of their penis?” asked Maisha Drayton, senior director of staff development and a counselor at Evergreen Health Services in Buffalo, N.Y.
Thomas Davis, 23, also a youth ambassador at the Portland conference, said outreach from the medical community is important.
“In 2015, there’s no excuse for us to not have the information we need. This is an issue that involves all of us.” Continue Reading →
“About 50 percent of the patients we get are Latino males,” said Belzer. “Then another 35 to 40 percent are African-American [males]. In Los Angeles, they combine to make about 20 or 25 percent of the total population, so the disparity is very clear.” Continue Reading →
Economist and author Noreena Hertz created the name from that generation’s “Hunger Games” icon, Katniss Everdeen, after surveying 1,000 British and American girls. Continue Reading →
Family members of youngsters killed by New York City police are imploring the governor to enact a law that would create a special prosecutor to investigate such killings.
New York activists have argued for decades that the New York Police Department and the prosecutors’ offices in the five boroughs work together too closely to have them be honest arbiters in investigating police abuse. Continue Reading →
Jennifer Gonnerman writes about his life outside jail, his family and his Saturday suicide. Continue Reading →