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“It's not like those young people don't need something. They just don't need a probation officer. They don't need searches and monitors and surveillance. They need adults in the community who care about them to engage them.”
Last week, the San Francisco Chronicle released a report called Vanishing Violence that examines the decline in serious youth crime since the 1990s. As a consequence of this drop, beds sit empty in our juvenile halls and the cost per youth offender is way up.
Do we still need juvenile halls? Why did youth crime decline over the last 20 years?
CLEVELAND, Ohio – The eighth and penultimate episode of Serial’s season in Cleveland paints an unnerving portrait of life inside Ohio’s juvenile justice system.
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks to Eli Hager, a reporter for The Marshall Project, about his recent piece on the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
No one knows for sure how many Americans have been convicted of a crime. But the number is in the millions, making the formerly incarcerated a significant portion of the population. Once these men and women have served their time, they find their troubles aren't over. It's exceptionally hard for former convicts to get a job, which is bad news for those individuals, for society and for the economy.
The United States locks up more people than any country in the world. That starts young: Roughly a million kids a year get caught up in the criminal justice system. In Caught, a new podcast from WNYC, we'll listen as some of those young people tell their stories over nine episodes. They'll help us understand how we got here--and how we might help, rather than just punish troubled youth. Welcome to Caught: The Lives of Juvenile Justice.
Brown v Board of Education might be the most well-known Supreme Court decision, a major victory in the fight for civil rights. But in Topeka, the city where the case began, the ruling has left a bittersweet legacy. RH hears from the Browns, the family behind the story.
This site features painful stories of America's history of racial injustice. In order to heal the deep wounds of our present, we must face the truth of our past.
“Carlos Doesn’t Remember” is the first in a three-part Revisionist History miniseries taking a critical look at the idea of capitalization—the measure of how well America is making use of its human potential.