Monday, July 20, 2015

Criminal Justice Reforms Must Include Youth Behind Bars-Liz Ryan

Strongly urge readers to read FULL article, so important to all of our nation's children.

Excerpt....  "Kalief Browder and Andre Sheffield's deaths are a sobering reminder to the president and the congress of the urgency and the need to ensure youth behind bars are not left behind."

President & CEO of the Youth First! Initiative

Friday, July 17, 2015

Enhancing the Fairness and Effectiveness of the Criminal Justice System

"On July 14, President Obama laid out the case for meaningful juvenile and criminal justice reform that makes our system, fairer, smarter and more cost-effective while keeping the American people safe and secure. Across the political spectrum, there is a growing consensus to make reforms to the juvenile and criminal justice systems to ensure that criminal laws are enforced more fairly and efficiently."