Poetry

Poetry Contest Honorable Mention: I’ll Be Me

This poem was a highly commended entry in the 2019 Words Unlocked poetry contest hosted by the Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings.    As she flies higher and higher She finally feels free […]

Poetry

Poetry Contest Honorable Mention: Menace to Society

This poem was a highly commended entry in the 2019 Words Unlocked poetry contest hosted by the Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings.    I am a 15-year-old Menace to society, Well, through the […]

Featured

For Youth in Lock-Up, Family Connection is Key

I was locked up for a year, just after I turned 17. I was at three juvenile halls for about six months and then at a juvenile camp for about five months. I was sentenced […]

Research News

Gabriel, Oscar and Tyrone Struggle to Escape Juvenile Past through ‘Everyday Desistance’

When we first meet Gabriel, the 24-year-old from South Los Angeles seems to have turned a corner. After cycling through the juvenile justice system for much of his teenage years — including a six-month stay […]

Analysis

Youth Prison Paradox: Californians Want Them Shut Down While Counties Keep Building

According to a new poll released Wednesday by the California Endowment, a majority of California residents say they’d like to see all of the state’s juvenile incarceration facilities closed down. The survey comes at a […]