Youth Voices

November 16, 2015
Produced by:
The Hill

In the past few years, we have seen more mainstream attention both from community members and influential leaders to a population that has largely been invisible: young people involved in the juvenile justice system. This fall alone, Pope Francis spoke out about injustice in our justice system,...

November 3, 2015
Produced by:
Campaign for a Presidential Youth Council

Within the last month, seven cities in Nebraska have passed a resolution calling for a Presidential Youth Council. James Moseman, Nebraska State Director for the Campaign for a Presidential Youth Council shares how these resolutions can amplify youth voices and spread the campaign's...

Emma Soler
November 2, 2015
Produced by:
Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

It’s a bright and sunny Tuesday morning in bustling Washington, D.C., and I’m headed to jail.

Sloane Baxter
October 19, 2015
Produced by:
Youth Today

October is Youth Justice Awareness Month, and as consensus builds in the Senate and the House around the need for criminal justice reform, the effort to reauthorize the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) is gaining momentum.

October 16, 2015
Produced by:
University of Washington School of Law

Over the past 20 years, states have significantly expanded legislation allowing for the prosecution of children in the adult criminal justice system. For YJAM, Theodore Shaw discusses the harm in prosecuting children as adults. 

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October 9, 2015
Produced by:
SparkAction, Act 4 Juvenile Justice

Voices from the 2015 Capitol Hill hearing, "Reviewing the Juvenile Justice System and How It Serves At-Risk Youth."