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January 7, 2014 | Time for the Under 24 to Get Noticed

Do you know a young person using his or her talents, passion and creativity to shatter myths about drugs? SparkAction's Top 24 Under 24 Mythbusters celebrates youth-led work to inform and empower young people to make decisions based on science, not rumor.

Plus, take action to raise the age in New York and read the latest news on opportunity youth, first-generation students, juvenile justice and more.

 

 

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Format: 2015-07-30
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After a trip to the United Kingdom, Stephanie Krauss reflects on the similarities between youth-based programs and services in the UK and US that struggle with ...
handcuffs
As ineffective behavioral policies and racial disparities increase the school-to-prison pipeline phenomenon, Lexie Pèrez-Grüber looks at better alternatives to ...
youth prison
President and CEO of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Patrick McCarthy, discusses his experience visiting a youth prison and why they should be closed down. 
Senator Grassley
The Senate Judiciary Committee approved yet another attempt to update the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA), which has not been reauthorized ...
classroom
The best sentencing reform is keeping kids out the justice system in the first place.

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