How low are we willing to drop the bar?
Males make up two-thirds of people accessing alcohol and other drug services; 75% of them have been involved in the justice system.
A Young Former Offender Speaks on How to Help Rehabilitate Kids in Jails
Connie K. Grier sheds light on how in the criminal justice system, the transition from boyhood to manhood happens in the blink of an eye
The high rates of neurodevelopmental disorders among young people in custody show more must be done to resolve the problems that lead them there.
The Chicago Bureau has quickly become a go-to source for quality writing that investigates the pressing issues facing today’s youth. They need our help.
More than 8 out of 10 youth remained arrest-free after completing community-based programs run by Youth advocate Programs.
Four American Indian tribes in South Dakota, Colorado and Minnesota will be setting up programs to aid youth who otherwise might be incarcerated.
Over 2,000 Americans are serving life sentences for drug charges. This documentary seeks to free six of them.
Despite evidence that scared straight-type programs are ineffective and can even be harmful in the long run, many parents continue to turn to local jails for help when it comes to behavioral issues with their children.
A small collection of GMP’s articles on the American criminal justice system.
It’s extremely foolish to ignore the psychological and social challenges that contribute to delinquency among juveniles. We must first recognize that young people are not criminals and shouldn’t be treated as such.
When rape involves men, particularly men in prison, we as a society often trivialize it into nothing more than a “don’t drop the soap” joke. John Lash, executive director of Georgia Conflict Center, implores us to end our absurd acceptance of rape.
We need a responsible, open discussion that acknowledges the part we all can play in preventing and responding to sexual abuse.
We must move beyond seeing youth offenders as merely criminals. They are victims in need of love as well.