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High rates of Black children Detained in Maryland

During a momentously challenging period in the USA, there are various epidemics that began long before 2020. One such epidemic is the US prison (or Corrections) system, which has seen years of mass incarceration, privatisation, scandals of prisoners working at near-slavery pay rates and minority groups being vastly over-represented within the prison population. Maryland is …

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Beyond Masks: the impact of COVID-19 on the young

COVID-19 is often thought of as disproportionately affecting the elderly. Medically speaking, that is accurate: but there are of course wider effects that are intergenerational. There are also effects of the pandemic, and particularly of the incurring lockdowns, which disproportionately affect the young. What are the effects of COVID-19 on children and adolescents? In a …

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Leading Community-Based Alternative to Youth Incarceration/Institutionalization Shares Blueprint for Success

At age 16, Ellana Watson, whose mother battled mental illness, was mourning the death of the grandmother who raised her when a school fight led to an expulsion, arrest and charges of assaulting a police officer. Today, Watson is working, completing community college and volunteers in her spare time. She said Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), …

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An initiative guarantees access to justice from the Government

Located in Misiones, Argentina, the Secretariat of Access to Justice, Human Rights and Family Violence has been operating since 2010. Judicial dependence has the main function of assisting victims of crime. When talking about victim assistance at this point everything is included. From listening, first of all, to the knowledge of the status of the …

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“This is one way to build a safe community”

New program for Federal Way athletes aims to build character, prevent violence. Advancing As Leaders and Coaching Boys Into Men offer weekly discussions on understanding consent, healthy relationships and more. Source: www.federalwaymirror.com/sports/new-program-for-federal-way-athletes-aims-to-build-character-prevent-violence/

Redefining public safety. Oakland’s Restorative-Justice Hub

There are more than 3,000 local jails in the United States and another few thousand courthouses. In some people’s eyes, these institutions are monuments to public safety; to others, they represent the forces driving mass incarceration.  Source: www.citylab.com/design/2019/08/oakland-incarceration-restorative-justice-job-training/595198/

Jails are the front door to mass incarceration

‘What Does the World Beyond Jails and Prisons Look Like?’ The Detroit Justice Center helps the formerly incarcerated navigate the complications of their return by providing free legal services to people from four Michigan prisons. Source: www.citylab.com/equity/2019/04/prison-jail-detroit-justice-center-formerly-incarcerated/587647/

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