Pittsburgh Foundation Youth Voices Study


A Qualitative Study of Youth and the Juvenile Justice System An eight-month study by The Pittsburgh Foundation has found that youth involved with the Allegheny County juvenile justice system could play a much greater role in shaping prevention and diversion programs. The report also recommends addressing disproportionate system involvement by youth of color, particularly girls, and that youth have a seat the table with human services staffs, law-enforcement authorities and school officials. The Foundation's study also calls for schools to reform discipline policies and cultivate race-positive curriculum and advocates for changes to court-related fees and restitution policies, which can leave some youth trapped in the system.

link  https://pittsburghfoundation.org/sites/default/files/100%20Percent%20Pittsburgh%20--%20Youth%20and%20Juvenile%20Justice%20Report.pdf