Youth Justice Milwaukee

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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