The Facts: What’s Broken in Our Juvenile Justice System and How to Fix It

Posted: January 14, 2016 in at risk youth, Juvenile Justice, Juvenile Justice reform
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An excellent visual analysis of what is wrong with our juvenile justice system and how to make it right from Youth Transition Funders Group.

  1. Here in New Zealand, youth offenders are dealt with through a restorative justice process based on Maori tradition. We don’t lock them up because it just increases the likelihood they will re-offend.

    • David Chura says:

      Thanks for your comment. We in the US seem to have completely lost the idea–the ideal–of rehabilitation. Too many Americans are more interested in retribution and punishment than change. New Zealand (as in many things) is way ahead of the US. We have a lot of work to do here–changing Americans’ minds while trying to help young people change their lives. Restorative justice is about community, taking responsibility, healing. It is a powerful and successful model.

  2. kartikasays says:

    This is so important and informative. I reposted it on my blog. I am horrified by the cruel prison for profit system and the lack of funding for schools and social programs to support our country’s youth.

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