Beyond Bars: Keeping Young People Safe at Home and Out of Youth Prisons
Date & time
February 24, 2017
13:00 PM–14:00 PM
Overwhelming evidence shows that youth prisons are harmful, ineffective and excessively expensive. Youth in prison are routinely subjected to maltreatment – including solitary confinement and physical abuse – which can exacerbate trauma, limit learning, and lead to future recidivism. The report, Beyond Bars: Keeping Young People Safe at Home and out of Youth Prisons, outlines steps that juvenile justice administrators, legislators, non-profits and community advocates can take to replace youth prisons with more effective solutions that keep children at home and connected to their communities.