Public perceptions of juvenile offenders often reflect what is reported in local crime stories. But the challenges facing children and teens dramatically increase their risk of getting into trouble. Children who experience abuse at an early age face a greater likelihood of spending time in the juvenile justice system. Unmet basic needs, substance abuse, gangs, poverty and trauma: all contribute to delinquency. (Photo: The Dallas Morning News)
A round-up of resources for covering the justice gap.
A nationwide survey of 1,050 parents with children 18 years and younger were asked to share their thoughts about factors that contribute to violence in the country.
California Watch and the Center for Investigative Reporting tackle abuse and neglect at board-and-care centers for the developmentally disabled.
The article provides a brief history of the juvenile court, reviews studies that explore the disparities that exist within the juvenile justice system and explores methods to better serve girls of color.
A comprehensive collection of data and reports that focus on Detention and Incarceration, along with an extensive list of experts in the field.
A comprehensive collection of data and reports that focus on Juvenile Courts, along with an extensive list of experts in the field.
A comprehensive collection of data and reports that focus on Juvenile Criminals and Victims, along with an extensive list of experts in the field.
A comprehensive collection of data and reports that focus on Prevention and Rehabilitation, along with an extensive list of experts in the field.
Runaway Girl: Escaping Life on the Streets, One Helping Hand at a Time by Carissa Phelps and Larkin Warren tells the story of a girl who was kidnapped at age 12 and forced into prostitution. The memoir details Carissa Phelps' journey from runaway to success story and illuminates the problem of sex trafficking in America.
A small, nonprofit news site committed to underserved communities launches a 10-part series on the impact of incarceration in Oakland.
Youths who are involved in both foster care and juvenile justice system face severe challenges in education, employment, health and earnings potential, according to a report examining the young adult outcomes of Los Angeles County foster care youth.
The report finds that youth prisons do little to rehabilitate juvenile offenders and highlights successful juvenile justice reform efforts across the country.
Students are more likely to get arrested by police and funneled into the juvenile justice system when there is a law enforcement presence on their school campus, according to the report.
An event brings together prominent advocates and experts engaged in a national movement for the de-institutionalization of youth.
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