Transformative Approaches to Reducing Youth Incarceration

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The J.M. Kaplan Fund

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The United States heavily relies on juvenile incarceration to combat youth crime. Over 45,000 youths are incarcerated in the country on any given day and 69% of them are youth of color. The state-led reforms within the last decade, aimed at keeping youth near their families and communities, have resulted in a 54% reduction in the youth incarceration rate. However, the racial disparity between incarcerated black youths compared with white youths has increased. Many of the young people in the system continue to come from neighborhoods with a high concentration of communities of color and high poverty.

Yet, in both California and New York, glimmers of hope exist: innovative efforts are underway to keep youth out of this unfair system, which not only negatively impacts their lives but costs taxpayers millions of dollars each year.

The J.M. Kaplan Fund is pleased to invite you to a discussion with our grantees committeed to reducing youth incarceration through neighborhood-based restorative models and economic revitilization efforts.

Danielle Sered, Common Justice, in conversation with:
David Muhammad, Neighborhood Opportunity and Accountability Board (NOAB), National Institute for Criminal Justice Reform
James Brodick, Brownsville Community Justice Center, Center for Court Innovation


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