Nine ‘Urgent’ Steps to Improving Youth-Police Relations

The frequency of incidents involving the increased use of force by police on adults is trickling down into officers’ treatment of children and youth.  Two prominent youth advocates offer nine initial steps policymakers can take to protect young people from police abuse.

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Can We Lower Urban Violence Without Police?

The common response to violence has traditionally involved law enforcement. But researchers and activists are turning to new community-based programs and practices that remove law enforcement from the center of the anti-violence conversation entirely, a webinar hosted by the Council on Criminal Justice heard Thursday.


Utah Weighs College Courses for Incarcerated Youth

Under a bill presented to state lawmakers this month, incarcerated young people can choose a variety of degrees or technical certificates to pursue. Utah State Rep. Lowry Snow, the bill’s author, called education “the antidote to recidivism.”