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Polling Shows: Majority of Wisconsinites Support Youth Justice Reform
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Polling Shows: Majority of Wisconsinites Support Youth Justice Reform

Signals Strong Bipartisan Support for Community-Based Alternatives to Incarceration to Rehabilitate Youth

Youth Justice Milwaukee: Wisconsin Must Include Community Input for Any Youth Transfers
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Youth Justice Milwaukee: Wisconsin Must Include Community Input for Any Youth Transfers

"YJM agrees with President Hamilton that there are already enough correctional settings on the north side of Milwaukee."

Youth Justice Milwaukee: Lincoln Hills Continued Use of Pepper Spray, Suicide Risk Shows Youth Prison Model is Broken
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Youth Justice Milwaukee: Lincoln Hills Continued Use of Pepper Spray, Suicide Risk Shows Youth Prison Model is Broken

"We know harm is being done to children at Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake."

Youth Justice Milwaukee: Milwaukee County Must Include Community, Expert Input in SRCCCY Proposal
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Youth Justice Milwaukee: Milwaukee County Must Include Community, Expert Input in SRCCCY Proposal

"It is encouraging that Milwaukee County decision-makers are committed to bringing our young people home as quickly as possible."

Youth Justice Milwaukee: We Must Move With a Sense of Urgency
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Youth Justice Milwaukee: We Must Move With a Sense of Urgency

"Wisconsin should close this abusive prison immediately, and, instead, implement and scale more effective and fiscally responsible community-based options."

Youth Justice Milwaukee: “We need action, not excuses.”
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Youth Justice Milwaukee: “We need action, not excuses.”

"Delaying the closure of Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake is unacceptable."

Youth Justice Milwaukee: Unacceptable Conditions Show We Can’t Wait for 2021 to Close Lincoln Hills
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Youth Justice Milwaukee: Unacceptable Conditions Show We Can’t Wait for 2021 to Close Lincoln Hills

"The conditions at Lincoln Hills remain unacceptable – and life-threatening -- to the young people who are locked up inside despite orders from a federal judge to improve."

Youth Justice Milwaukee Hosts Successful Roundtable with Elected Leaders on Youth Justice Reform
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Youth Justice Milwaukee Hosts Successful Roundtable with Elected Leaders on Youth Justice Reform

In a roundtable with local officials, Youth Justice Milwaukee shared vision for investing in youth, nonresidential community programs

Youth Justice Milwaukee Calls for More Community Input at Department of Corrections Community Meeting on Plans for Lincoln Hills Closure
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Youth Justice Milwaukee Calls for More Community Input at Department of Corrections Community Meeting on Plans for Lincoln Hills Closure

YJM continued to advocate for alternatives to locked-door facilities while investing in close-to-home programs like mentoring and job training.

Youth Justice Milwaukee Statement on Judge’s OK to Lincoln Hills Settlement
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Youth Justice Milwaukee Statement on Judge’s OK to Lincoln Hills Settlement

"For years, children suffered trauma and neglect at the hands of Wisconsin’s Department of Corrections, and this settlement only begins to make things right."

Youth Justice Milwaukee Statement on Lincoln Hills Incident with Young Person with Appendicitis
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Youth Justice Milwaukee Statement on Lincoln Hills Incident with Young Person with Appendicitis

"Again and again, we hear stories that prove that for young people, simply being at Lincoln Hills is a risk to their lives."

Youth Justice Milwaukee: Department of Corrections Should Meet with Stakeholders in Milwaukee on Lincoln Hills
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Youth Justice Milwaukee: Department of Corrections Should Meet with Stakeholders in Milwaukee on Lincoln Hills

"It is essential that the Department of Corrections visit Milwaukee to discuss the next steps after closing Lincoln Hills..."

Close Lincoln Hills: Advocates and Officials Reiterate Call for Closing Abusive Youth Prisons
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Close Lincoln Hills: Advocates and Officials Reiterate Call for Closing Abusive Youth Prisons

Counties must stop sending vulnerable youth to unsafe facility beyond repair