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Rhetoric blaming youth for destruction in Baltimore reinforces America’s troubling historical narrative against the young and poor.
Election Day is an annual reminder on the importance of civic engagement. Unfortunately, an alarming number of Americans do not have the option to vote because of their involvement in the criminal justice system.
Americans fixate on the 5% of killings that involve youthful gunmen and/or mass shooters and ignore the other 95%. Unfortunately, we largely dismiss the 99% of rapes that do not involve young perpetrators and social media.
Celebrated actor Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death at age 46 from an apparent heroin overdose is yet another indictment of the ongoing failure of drug war officials.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation released a new report this week highlighting a national 35-year low in youth incarceration with drops across almost every state. Despite this decline in youth crime, it is clear that state and local policies do not reflect an investment in achieving the goals of long-term public safety.
Explore how California’s 58 counties send their residents to correctional institutions with interactive maps, charts, and downloadable data.
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