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A WALK THROUGH THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM
Research demonstrates that children who have gotten into trouble with the law fare better when supported by non-criminal justice systems and when their families are allowed to support them.
Yet children continue to languish in youth prisons and jails with inadequate access to their families.
Fear of children of color, stereotypes about their capabilities, dismissal of their inherent human value and blame for their families seems to drive policy rather than common sense.