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Creative Reallocation: Alternatives to Police Presence in Schools to Promote Youth Mental Health

The best way to fight incarceration and recidivism is to keep people — especially students — out of carceral systems to begin with. We should not be unnecessarily policing schools and creating environments that are preparing kids for incarceration.

A Better Path: Juvenile Justice Mental Health Courts

According to the Department of Justice, a healthy juvenile justice system “…enhances public safety, ensures that youth are held appropriately accountable to both crime victims and communities, and empowers youth […]

Rest and Resiliency: Helping Indigenous Youth Stay Out of the Justice System Through Arts-Based Programs

Preventing youth substance abuse and juvenile delinquency isn’t just about warning teens and children of the dangers of alcohol and illicit substances. It’s also about offering youth opportunities to develop resilience and hope. 

Proactive Pluralism: Imagining How the Government Can Support the Flourishing of Faith Communities

Principled pluralism is the idea that public institutions need not be sanitized of the sacred in order to promote the public good. It wholeheartedly resists the notion that religious faith is merely a private devotion.

Room to Grow: Achieving Better Mental Health for Youth in the Justice System

Given the severe harm facing children caught in our country’s criminal justice system, how might we change things so that those in ‘the dawn of life’ might not have their bright future dimmed by incarceration?

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