Monday, July 20, 2015

Criminal Justice Reforms Must Include Youth Behind Bars-Liz Ryan

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/liz_ryan/mr-president-and-congress_b_7828070.html

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

http://www.fairfaxtimes.com/article/20150717/OPINION/150719574/1065/enhancing-the-fairness-and-effectiveness-of-the-criminal-justice&template=fairfaxTimes

Excerpt:   
"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."