Kentucky’s Youth Justice Overhaul Gets Mixed Review

An Urban Institute study of Kentucky’s landmark youth justice reform law passed in 2014 found that nearly nine out of 10 youth completed diversion programs and avoided formal court involvement. Nevertheless, race and ethnic disparities in the diversion programs were “significant and persisted,” and recidivism rates didn’t statistically change.


Criminal Justice System Deepens Economic Inequality: Study

The cost of imprisonment doesn’t end for a formerly incarcerated individual after release. A new study from The Brennan Center for Justice at the NYU School of Law estimates the total amount of money lost each year by Americans who have a criminal conviction or spent time in prison is $372.3 billion.