Juvenile Justice Week in Review: $200M to Help Boys & Young Men of Color

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FOUNDATIONS PLEDGE NEARLY $200M TO HELP BOYS, YOUNG MEN OF COLOR 

sb10069485ch-001Eleven major foundations have pledged to spend a total of nearly $200 million for efforts to help boys and young men of color succeed, in concert with President Barack Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative...

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MORE TOP HEADLINES FROM JJIE AND AROUND THE WEB:

OP-ED: Yes to Equal Treatment; No to Equally Bad Treatment
Iowa policymakers should reject building a new prison for girls and instead, adopt gender-specific, trauma informed treatment in the community for court-involved girls.

OP-ED: Lock-Up Must Not Translate into a Death Sentence for Kids
For youth in detention the rate of completed suicide is two to four times higher than in general population.

CJJ Releases New Resources on Status Offenses
Over the last few months, Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) has released several new publications related to status offenses as part of their Safety, Opportunity and Success (SOS) Project

How State and Local Governments Can Improve Outcomes for Youth 
Two publications recently released break down what state and local governments can do to improve outcomes for youth who come into contact with the juvenile justice system.


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