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  • April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, geared towards raising awareness of sexual violence and prevention to public health, human rights, and social justice. Prisons and jails across the United States house youth under 18 with adults every single day, and they need to be protected from the dangers in these environments. 

  • Promoting Safe Communities: NJJDPC Recommendations to 114th Congress (2015-2016)

    Promoting Safe Communities: NJJDPC Recommendations to 114th Congress (2015-2016)

    Promoting Safe Communities is a comprehensive document of issues and recommendations for the 114th Congress to promote safe communities by investing in policies that are both effective and based on adolescent development research regarding at-risk youth and the juvenile justice system.

  • State of the States: Here's What's Moving in 2015

    State of the States: Here's What's Moving in 2015

    As the rates of juvenile arrests continue to decline, state policymakers are taking advantage of the opportunity to rethink the way we deal with youth involved with the adult criminal justice system. Find out more about what bills have been introduced in various states this legislative session.

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Capital City Correction

capitalcityThis report highlights the inadequate facilities, high risk of victimization, use of solitary confinement, long-term consequences of adult felony convictions, and failure to deter future crime as reasons to reform DC's approach to the prosecution of youth as adults by promoting the rehabilitation of young offenders and improving public safety. Read Report