The Case for Abolishing Juvenile Prisons; News Roundup

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  • Juvenile Justice 40 Years On: Unfinished Business (The Crime Report)
    A report by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency released in April found that racial disparities have increased despite the overall drop in youth incarceration. “While the total number of incarcerated youth has declined in many states, the proportion of youth of color among all youth receiving court dispositions grew substantially” the report states.
  • The Case for Abolishing Juvenile Prisons (The Awl)
    Last month, archaeologists identified the first of the fifty-five human bodies recently exhumed at Florida’s Dozier School for Boys—a now-shuttered juvenile prison where, for decades, guards abused children, sometimes to death, despite cyclical scandals and calls for reform spanning almost a hundred years. Dozier represents an atrocious extreme, but the failures of America’s juvenile justice system are widespread.

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  • Reaching Out to Youth in Transition to Improve Their Mental Health (Doctors of BC)
    Doctors of BC has made a number of commitments and recommendations in its new policy paper, Reaching Out: Supporting Youth Mental Health in British Columbia, that aims to raise awareness about mental health among transition age youth (15 - 24 years), their families, and doctors with a particular focus on those youth not already being treated within the mental health system.
  • Teen Dealing with Mental Illness Creates Online Community (Today Health Channel)
    For a few hours every day, Bree Carey steps away from her life as a junior at Geneva High School and into the online community she has created for teenagers struggling with mental illness. Carey, 16, has suffered through panic attacks, depression, multiple hospitalizations, and times when she dealt with her pain through cutting herself. When she emerged from the worst of it, she decided to use her experiences to help other teenagers.

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Updated: September 19 2014