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Juvenile Justice Week in Review: How to Inspire Incarcerated Youth

CALIFORNIA TEACHER USES WRITING TO INSPIRE INCARCERATED YOUTH 

8_6_14InsideOUT_writers_3-771x578The walls of California’s juvenile halls act as a barrier to a world most people will never experience or understand. However, others, like Johnny Kovatch, see an infinite amount of potential and opportunity that can be found just on the other side of these walls...

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Basketball Tournament Honors Slain Harlem Teen Tayshana ‘Chicken’ Murphy
JJIE reports on a community event to honor children who have lost their lives due to gun violence.
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Summit to Bring Together Juvenile Justice Pros, Youthful Advocates
“Building the next generation of juvenile justice leaders” is the focus of a two-day youth summit in Washington.
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MORE TOP HEADLINES FROM JJIE AND AROUND THE WEB:

OP-ED: Why Do We Need to Do This Work?
When it comes to dual status youth — youth involved with both the child welfare and juvenile justice systems — our work reforming the juvenile system is far from complete.

OP-ED: Passionate Voices From the Youth Summit
As two of the Justice Policy Institute’s newest recruits, we are excited to join our fellow youth advocates in the juvenile justice community for the 2014 Juvenile Justice Youth Summit.

Capitol Hill Roundtable: Interrupt the ‘Poverty-to-Prison Pipeline’
You’ve heard about the “school-to-prison pipeline.” Now, add to that the “cradle-to-prison pipeline,” the “poverty-to-prison pipeline” and the “prison-to-poverty pipeline.”

 

OP-ED: Contrarians Needed to End Juvenile Justice Status Quo
When it comes to dual status youth — youth involved with both the child welfare and juvenile justice systems — our work reforming the juvenile system is far from complete.

New Orleans Immigration Court Handling More Than 1,200 Cases of Unaccompanied Minors Fleeing Central America
Referrals of children to immigration courts in Louisiana have surged in recent years. Most of those children end up in New Orleans/ The local immigration court already had a huge backlog, now it's completely overloaded. What's next?


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Juvenile Justice Week in Review: We Didn’t Ask for a Raid

THIS WEEK IN JUVENILE JUSTICE: We Didn't Ask for a Raid

Members of the NYPD raid the Manhattanville Houses and the Grant Houses in West Harlem early on the morning of June 4, 2014. A total of 40 suspects were arrested as part of a massive 145-count indictment of 103 people in a range of crimes, including murder, 19 shootings, gang assaults, beatings and conspiracy. Police apprehend suspects at the Grant Houses.
Members of the NYPD raid the Manhattanville Houses and the Grant Houses in West Harlem early on the morning of June 4, 2014. A total of 40 suspects were arrested as part of a massive 145-count indictment of 103 people in a range of crimes, including murder, 19 shootings, gang assaults, beatings and conspiracy. Police apprehend suspects at the Grant Houses.

Harlem Residents: We Asked City for Help, We Got a Raid Instead

Taylonn Murphy and Derrick Haynes know all about the pain of early graves. Both have lost family in a blood feud between the Manhattanville and Grant Houses in West Harlem where NYPD conducted a massive gang raid last week. “The terror that the many thousands of people who live there must have felt over these last several years,” NYPD Police Chief William J. Bratton said explaining his presence at the early-morning raid during a press conference. “They’re not fighting over drug turf, it’s just mindless, senseless violence.” However, According Murphy and Haynes, the violence isn’t so mindless and senseless as the commissioner described when you look at it from their point of view.Continue Reading →

Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, Mayor Bill deBlasio, and Police Commissioner William J. Bratton.
Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, Mayor Bill deBlasio, and Police Commissioner William J. Bratton.
Mayor Stands by Police Commissioner on Harlem Raids, Promises MoreMayor Bill de Blasio yesterday promised more controversial raids in the city’s public housing projects.

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At Conference, Experts Examine Incarceration as a Public Health IssuePublic health and criminal justice experts gathered this week to discuss mass incarceration in the U.S.

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MORE TOP HEADLINES:

OP-ED: “Fearful inheritance”: What the Case for Reparations Means for Jail and Prison Reform
“The Case for Reparations,” and what it means for jail and prison reform.

JJIE’s Daryl Khan Talks Harlem Gang Raids with WNYC’s Brian Lehrer
JJIE's New York Metro Bureau chief, Daryl Khan, spoke with WNYC's Brian Lehrer Tuesday about a recent gang raid in Harlem.

L.A. Judge Objects to School Police Getting Millions Reserved for Struggling Students
Juvenile Court Judge Michael Nash said this particular pot of money should not be diverted to support the L.A. district’s school police force.


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