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#Beyond Bars Webinar: Keeping Young People Safe at Home and Out of Youth Prisons (Webinar)
February 24, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Overwhelming evidence shows that youth prisons are harmful, ineffective, and excessively expensive. Youth in prison are routinely subjected to maltreatment—including solitary confinement and physical abuse—which can exacerbate trauma, limit learning, and lead to future recidivism. The report, Beyond Bars: Keeping Young People Safe at Home and out of Youth Prisons, outlines steps that juvenile justice administrators, legislators, non-profits, and community advocates can take to replace youth prisons with more effective solutions that keep children at home and connected to their communities. Join this webinar, hosted by National Collaboration for Youth, Youth Advocate Programs, Inc., and Youth First Initiative, to learn more about the principles and core components of building a community-based continuum of care for system-involved youth.