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A Much-Needed Alternative to Youth Prisons

A Much-Needed Alternative to Youth Prisons

In this Huffington Post blog, YAP CEO Jeff Fleischer and National Policy Director Shaena Fazal call for investing in young people and communities, not youth prisons, answering the question, if we don't incarcerate youth in conflict with the law, what do we do with them?

“Every community and juvenile justice system in this country knows which neighborhoods and even blocks send the most kids to detention and youth prisons,” Fazal says. “That is where the redirected dollars should go to develop robust, comprehensive continuums of care that include an array of services, supports and creative interventions for young people who need them.”

Read more at the Huffington Post.

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