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Youth in Lockup Have a Right to a Good Education
Nationally, more than 60,000 youth receive education in confinement each year. These youth are held in detention centers, group homes, camps, ranches, and state training schools. Research has shown that helping them be successful in school and at work has a direct impact on reducing their involvement in future crime -- yet our current system usually fails them.
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Registries for youth who commit sex offenses not only fail to protect child welfare and overall public safety, but actually jeopardize it, while taking an enormous toll on the youth who have offended. New research sheds light on why youth commit sex offenses and how to achieve the best outcomes. Read More