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Only a few years ago did the growing clout of the U.S.’s for-profit prison industry come into sharp relief.
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.
Freeman recognizes inequities, bias in the criminal justice system.
An interview between talk show host Nancy Grace and hip-hop artist (and College Park, Georgia, mayoral candidate) 2 Chainz, went viral last week.
Each of our new interns brings a unique set of experiences and skills that will help us accomplish our goals for the new year.
Here's a list of some must-reads for an attorney general who wants to make a difference in juvenile justice.
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.
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 offenders.
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.
In the wake of the Ferguson uprising, black students nationwide are indicting the state violence they face in American education everyday.
Michelle Esquenazi owns one of the largest bail bond agencies in New York state. BuzzFeed News explores her controversial line of work.
Youth involved in both the juvenile justice and child welfare systems have higher detention rates, behavioral health problems.
Larry Bratt discusses how Maryland can save millions in taxpayer dollars by paroling its ill & elderly prison population.
JPI's Marc Schindler joined WPFW's Roach Brown to discuss juvenile justice in Maryland.
An archived research paper about Cannabis from 2011.
A new report finds jailing young people costs state and local governments as much as $21 billion annually.
JPI's Executive Director, Marc Schindler, and Director of Research & Policy, Jason Ziedenberg, discuss the need for uniform state standards in juvenile justice data.
Solitary confinement of juveniles should be banned, and children should be exempt from sex offender registry requirements, according to the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Conservatives are not only getting tough on crime, they are getting tough on the criminal justice budget.
Venture investor Mark Grovic explains why youth incarceration is such a poor investment, one he would never recommend to his clients or communities.
More young women are being detained, in part, because of truancy, inability to get along with their families, and finding the wrong crowd, even the wrong boyfriends.
A national study on the costs of youth imprisonment recently reported that the confinement of a juvenile at the Rhode Island Training School carries a price-tag of about $186,000 per year.
Texas spends $133,911 per year on each young person it incarcerates, according to the new Justice Policy Institute report titled "Sticker Shock." You heard us right. The cost per annum would more than pay for three years of tuition at Rice University.
Soon 2014 will be a memory of days gone by. For Youth Services Insider and everyone else at The Chronicle of Social Change, the memories will be fond.
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