Wednesday, July 29, 2015

News Article: Criminal Justice Reform Must Include Youth Behind Bars

Advocate Liz Ryan writes a very good piece in today's Huffington Post reminding the public (and policy makers) of the importance to keep youth in the juvenile justice system in the recent discussions about criminal justice reform. The full article follows:
Last week was unofficially criminal justice reform week. The president made an unprecedented statement on the need for criminal justice reforms at the NAACP's national convening and made a first-ever visit by a president to a federal prison. The U.S. House of Representatives' Oversight Committee led by Chairman Jason Chaffetz and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings held hearings where a bipartisan group of Senators, Representatives and Governors along with other witnesses testified on the need to overhaul the criminal justice system, including federal statutes and the federal Bureau of Prisons.

More of the article here.