Alabama Youth Justice Alliance

A New Approach to Police in Schools

What happened at Sandy Hook Elementary in December was a tragedy and no one can deny that it has changed the way we look at school, violence, mental health, and a host of other issues. It has also changed the fight for those of us who work in the juvenile justice policy world. Suddenly, we […]

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New Year’s Resolutions

An estimated 40% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions every year. I will admit that though I never seem to keep them past the end of January, I usually end up making a few. The beginning of a new year seems like the tidiest time to tell ourselves that we will do better, be better, […]

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The Importance of Childhood

Without using this tragedy as an excuse to discuss policy or to call for change, I will simply say that what happened in Connecticut on December 14th was a jarring reminder of how precious our children are and how easily their innocence is lost. It is a lesson those of us who work in juvenile […]

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