Juvenile Justice

Juvenile justice systems were created to protect young people’s rights and focus on education and rehabilitation rather than only punishment. Sadly, in recent years, we have drifted away from that purpose. Many of our youth fall victim to the school-to-prison pipeline, the policies and practices that funnel children out of schools and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems.

Juvenile justice systems were created to protect young people’s rights and focus on education and rehabilitation rather than only punishment. Sadly, in recent years, we have drifted away from that purpose. Many of our youth fall victim to the school-to-prison pipeline, the policies and practices that funnel children out of schools and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems.