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Subtle But Not So Subtle: Systemic Racial Inequality, Disproportionate Minority Contact, and Mass Incarceration of Youth

This post was written by Mack McGhee. In the last 21 years, Mack has worked in various capacities dedicated to the goal of empowering, encouraging, and motivating youth and individuals to succeed, no matter their circumstance. 1,767 more words

Juvenile Justice

Sticker Shock: Calculating the Full Price Tag for Youth Incarceration

Thirty-three U.S. states and jurisdictions spend $100,000 or more annually to incarcerate a young person, and continue to generate outcomes that result in even greater costs. 50 more words

The Lost Childhood of Oliver and Dodger?

Chapter 8 of the infamous ‘Oliver Twist’ shows Oliver’s first encounter with The Artful Dodger. Although the situation for the characters is similar (in that they are inherently poor and have no biological family around) Dickens has written these characters as contrasts to each other. 285 more words


National Juvenile Justice Prosecution Center

The McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University will house the new National Juvenile Prosecution Center, which will work in collaboration with the University’s… 55 more words


Adding Up the Cost of Opportunity Youth

Funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service and the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, “The Economic Value of Opportunity Youth” compiles and analyzes data about youth 16-24 who are out of school and unemployed. 56 more words

Employment & Education

Influences on Delinquency

Research suggests that juveniles are at a risk for delinquency in single-parent homes; especially if they live in poverty stricken neighborhoods. However, most children reach adulthood without being involved in delinquent behavior. 665 more words


Because Kids are Different: Five Opportunities for Reforming the Juvenile Justice System

As broader acceptance of recent findings in the field of adolescent development has opened the way for change, juvenile justice policymakers, stakeholders, practitioners, and advocates across the country have not been slow to champion numerous innovations in policy and practice, generating remarkable momentum for reform. 114 more words

Juvenile Justice