Statement by Youth Justice Milwaukee On Gov. Walker’s Proposal To Build A New Youth Prison - Youth First
Governor Walker’s openness to building a new juvenile corrections facility would be a huge step backwards and a misuse of public funds. While we agree that all adjudicated youth should remain in Milwaukee County, the state’s proposal to construct a new youth prison in Milwaukee County would be a setback to community-based approaches that have been proven to be the most effective ways to generate successful outcomes for system involved youth. Safer Communities, Stronger Families. Youth Justice Milwaukee i...
New Report: Beyond Bars: Keeping Young People Safe at Home and Out of Youth Prisons - Youth First
With the right investments, communities are the best places for our young people to explore their strengths, get the help they need and ultimately thrive, said Jeff Fleisher, Chair of the National Collaboration for Youth and CEO of Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. Implementing a vast array of services in the community can keep young people from being arrested while remaining close to their support systems.