“In the end, the most essential ingredient for reducing overreliance on youth incarceration will be a determination to seize every opportunity to keep young people living safely at home with their parents and families, in their schools and communities.”
– The Sentencing Project

“We need a new vision for youth justice, one with love as its organizing principle that defines healing, restoration, and renewal as its core objectives. This vision challenges the notion that youth who have been involved in and impacted by violence must be incarcerated to achieve public safety. In short, such a new vision asks what we would want for our own children.”
– Clinton Lacey