Oregon Working to Divert Teens from Juvenile Justice System [video]

In the second part of our chat, Bart Lubow (director, Juvenile Justice Strategy Group, Annie E. Casey Foundation) praised Oregon's Multnomah County for its efforts in diverting kids from juvenile hall. (See the first part of our chat, with Bart explaining the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative and why it improves outcomes and public safety.)
In his own words:

It's interesting to note that these simple innovations are actually keeping communities safer while providing alternatives to juvenile detention.

How is the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative being implemented in your community?

Liz Wu is a Digital Accounts Manager at Prichard Communications, where she oversees digital outreach for Reclaiming Futures and edits Reclaiming Futures Every Day. Before joining the Prichard team, Liz established the West Coast communications presence for the New America Foundation, where she managed all media relations, event planning and social media outreach for their 6 domestic policy programs. Liz received a B.A. in both Peace and Conflict Studies and German from the University of California at Berkeley. She tweets from @LizSF.

Updated: February 08 2018