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Black Youth Excel with Research-Informed Policies and Practices

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Black Youth Excel with Research-Informed Policies and Practices

Racial disparities in many indicators of child well-being illustrate the need to improve Black children’s and adolescents’ experiences and outcomes across multiple domains, including education, health, child welfare, and criminal justice. To promote a deeper and more varied understanding of youth, Child Trends recently published the report “Black Children and Adolescents Can Achieve Greater Heights […]

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Advancing Equity in Juvenile Justice

New Data on Youth Incarceration The Sentencing Project released a new report, “Black Disparities in Youth Incarceration,” showing the racial inequities that still exist in our juvenile justice system. Despite long-term declines in youth incarceration, the disparity at which black and white youth are held in juvenile facilities has grown. Black youth are more than […]

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Beyond Bars: Keeping Young People Safe At Home and Out of Youth Prisons

The National Assembly is proud to re-release its 2017 report advocating for a shift in the nation’s approach to supporting young people in conflict with the law by growing community capacity and resources. “Beyond Bars: Keeping Young People Safe at Home and Out of Youth Prisons,” is a publication of the National Collaboration for Youth, […]

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Juvenile Justice is Key to Racial Equity

Read the latest from the National Assembly in “Diverting Youth From Justice Systems Is Key to Racial Equity,” an article published in the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange and co-authored by National Assembly Board Members Jeff Fleischer (Youth Advocate Programs) and Adolph Falcón (Alliance for Hispanic Health). The article cites a recent Annie E. Casey Foundation […]

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A Timely Report: National Human Services Assembly’s Roadmap for Reforming Youth Justice

By Jeff Fleischer, CEO of Youth Advocate Programs and National Human Services Assembly Board Chair The National Human Services Assembly (NHSA), in light of the George Floyd killing and the Covid 19 pandemic, is re-releasing our 2017 publication Beyond Bars: Keeping Young People Safe at Home and Out of Youth Prisons, a roadmap for reform […]

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