Juvenile Justice Week in Review: How to Inspire Incarcerated Youth

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CALIFORNIA TEACHER USES WRITING TO INSPIRE INCARCERATED YOUTH 

8_6_14InsideOUT_writers_3-771x578The walls of California’s juvenile halls act as a barrier to a world most people will never experience or understand. However, others, like Johnny Kovatch, see an infinite amount of potential and opportunity that can be found just on the other side of these walls...

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Basketball Tournament Honors Slain Harlem Teen Tayshana ‘Chicken’ Murphy
JJIE reports on a community event to honor children who have lost their lives due to gun violence.
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Summit to Bring Together Juvenile Justice Pros, Youthful Advocates
“Building the next generation of juvenile justice leaders” is the focus of a two-day youth summit in Washington.
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MORE TOP HEADLINES FROM JJIE AND AROUND THE WEB:

OP-ED: Why Do We Need to Do This Work?
When it comes to dual status youth — youth involved with both the child welfare and juvenile justice systems — our work reforming the juvenile system is far from complete.

OP-ED: Passionate Voices From the Youth Summit
As two of the Justice Policy Institute’s newest recruits, we are excited to join our fellow youth advocates in the juvenile justice community for the 2014 Juvenile Justice Youth Summit.

Capitol Hill Roundtable: Interrupt the ‘Poverty-to-Prison Pipeline’
You’ve heard about the “school-to-prison pipeline.” Now, add to that the “cradle-to-prison pipeline,” the “poverty-to-prison pipeline” and the “prison-to-poverty pipeline.”

 

OP-ED: Contrarians Needed to End Juvenile Justice Status Quo
When it comes to dual status youth — youth involved with both the child welfare and juvenile justice systems — our work reforming the juvenile system is far from complete.

New Orleans Immigration Court Handling More Than 1,200 Cases of Unaccompanied Minors Fleeing Central America
Referrals of children to immigration courts in Louisiana have surged in recent years. Most of those children end up in New Orleans/ The local immigration court already had a huge backlog, now it's completely overloaded. What's next?


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