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States see marked drop in juvenile prison populations as reforms take hold

A falling crime rate and new reforms to the way juveniles are treated by the criminal justice system have dramatically cut the number of young people in state prisons, according to a new report that highlights the success of some of those reforms. Read more.

Say Hello to JPI’s Spring Interns!Say Hello to JPI’s Spring Interns!

Announcements—Each of our new interns brings a unique set of experiences and skills that will help us accomplish our goals for the new year.

Top 10 Youth Justice Reads for Loretta LynchTop 10 Youth Justice Reads for Loretta Lynch

JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—Here's a list of some must-reads for an attorney general who wants to make a difference in juvenile justice.

‘Tough on Crime’ Fadeout: What Constitutes Safety?‘Tough on Crime’ Fadeout: What Constitutes Safety?

JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—In a letter-to-the-editor in The New York Times, JPI's Jason Ziedenberg discusses what public "safety" means after years of falling crime rates and the persistence of troubling justice policies.

Meet the Bail Bond QueenMeet the Bail Bond Queen

JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—Michelle Esquenazi owns one of the largest bail bond agencies in New York state. BuzzFeed News explores her controversial line of work.

New Campaign Seeks to Sharply Reduce Youth IncarcerationNew Campaign Seeks to Sharply Reduce Youth Incarceration

JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—A national juvenile justice campaign launched today with the ambitious goals of halving youth incarceration in 15 states over the next five years while expanding community-based alternatives for… Continue

Black Lives Matter—at School, TooBlack Lives Matter—at School, Too

JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—In the wake of the Ferguson uprising, black students nationwide are indicting the state violence they face in American education everyday.

OP-ED: Reforming Juvenile Justice Requires Restructuring our MindsetOP-ED: Reforming Juvenile Justice Requires Restructuring our Mindset

JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—With youth crime rates and numbers of incarcerated youths declining , now is the ideal time to review how juvenile incarceration meets the needs of youths, their families and society.

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