Juvenile Justice Week in Review: Tough Love or Abuse?

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THIS WEEK IN JUVENILE JUSTICE: Tough Love or Abuse?

 

LAW ENFORCEMENT DISCUSSES PLANS FOR HARLEM HOUSES AFTER RAID 

Personal Photo by Aaron Anderson of Anchor boys doing push-ups, 1999-2000

Personal Photo by Aaron Anderson of Anchor boys doing push-ups, 1999-2000

Here are some of the punishments and general policies described by graduates of Anchor Academy during its years in Montana: hours of physical exercise in freezing weather with improper clothing, spending eight hours on a Saturday scrubbing a single spot on the floor, having to hold a broom above your head while your feet were tied together, so that any movement required hopping around.

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Report: Evidence Shows Community-based Programs Work Better than Incarceration
Keeping youth out of detention centers works, says a report released June 25.


 
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The U.S Department of Justice Faulted for Not Requiring PREA Audits
Instead of requiring the audits, the department is allowing states to provide written assurances.


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MORE TOP HEADLINES:

OP-ED: Community Programs Cheaper, Better than Incarceration
What happens when someone asks, "What exactly should we do with youth in the system if we aren't going to lock them up?"

OP-ED: More Efforts Focus on Treatment Instead of Sanctions for Youth with Mental Disorders
The importance of a collaboration between the federal government, states and a private grant maker to impact mental health treatment.

OP-ED: Report Finds Incarceration Doesn’t Work, Community Engagement Does
The report documents how thousands of youth served by YAP have been served safely at home through community-based programs.


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