Although they already face obstacles, the real challenge for young people in New York’s youth justice system comes when they return home. Leaders say “aftercare’ helps ensure their success.
Advocates say the key to New York’s Close to Home initiative involves a shift from the traditional idea of “corrections” for young people.
The closing of Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake youth prisons will affect the future of our state’s most vulnerable youths. Many leaders say New York is a model for how young people should be treated. We travel to the Big Apple to see if there are lessons we can learn for Milwaukee.
Three years ago this week, unrest in Sherman Park put the neighborhood-and our city-in the national spotlight. But what’s happened to the community since then? That’s the question we seek to answer this week – and our focus for the remainder of the year. Milwaukee County Sheriff’s vehicles patrol Sherman Park as park-goers enjoy the […]
Here are some things you should know about what followed after the unrest in Sherman Park in 2016.
As our city grieves with the family of 3-year-old Brooklyn Harris, who died during a road rage incident Saturday, we wanted to offer resources that will help keep our youths safe and engaged this summer.
Now in its second year, the week-long Camp Reunite allows locked-up mothers the opportunity to reconnect with the children they’ve left behind.
As local and state leaders get closer to figuring out what will replace the state’s troubled youth prisons, here are the three things you need to know on the contentious issue.
Many of the people who could most benefit from PrEP, an HIV prevention pill, don’t have access to them or aren’t taking advantage of them. These include young LGBTQ men and transgender women of color.
Representatives from Milwaukee County raised concerns with the state’s plan to close Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake youth prisons during a meeting Monday in Madison.