Youth Incarceration Reforms

The Annie E. Casey Foundation just released a report exploring the effectiveness of youth incarceration around the country. The report shows a new trend:  some states reducing incarceration rates have not seen an increase in youth crime.

Today on Here and Now, WFPL’s Devin Katayama spoke with Tara Greishop Goodwin, deputy director with Kentucky Youth Advocates. She says Kentucky is just beginning to explore some ideas and programs that many states already have in place – and she says detention isn’t always the best solution.

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