Can State Rescue Youth Corrections Plan?

Can State Rescue Youth Corrections Plan?

Rep. Evan Goyke thinks the failure of the state's plan can lead to creative reforms.

State Can’t Meet Deadline to Close Youth Prisons

State Can’t Meet Deadline to Close Youth Prisons

Plan to close Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake and relocate youth now up in the air.

MKE County: Crowley Defers Youth Corrections Grant Until State Has Sustainable Plan
MKE County

Crowley Defers Youth Corrections Grant Until State Has Sustainable Plan

County wants the state to assure enough funding to build and maintain a new facility.

State Blows Up County Youth Corrections Plan

State Blows Up County Youth Corrections Plan

Milwaukee County plan brutally slashed while three other counties get what they requested.

Youth Advocates Remain Committed to Closing Wisconsin Youth Prisons Following Monitor’s Report
Milwaukee County Wants Alternatives to Youth Incarceration

Milwaukee County Wants Alternatives to Youth Incarceration

After the legislature failed to fund new facilities, Milwaukee County continues to explore alternatives to locking kids up.

Youth Justice Milwaukee: Wisconsin is at a Turning Point in Youth Justice
GOP Underfunds Youth Corrections Plan

GOP Underfunds Youth Corrections Plan

Republican legislators only approved funding for four out of six new youth corrections facilities.

Op Ed: Will Lincoln Hills Ever Be Closed?
Op Ed

Will Lincoln Hills Ever Be Closed?

Republicans refuse to meet and vote on amount of funding for replacement facilities.

Special Report: New York’s After Care Program Helps Youth
Special Report

New York’s After Care Program Helps Youth

Mentors youth offenders after they finish placement in community facilities. Last in a series.

MKE County: Youth Corrections Proposal Sent To State
MKE County

Youth Corrections Proposal Sent To State

Unlike Lincoln Hllls, proposed center emphasizes treatment and programming, not punishment.

Special Report: Building Trust Can Help Juvenile Offenders
Special Report

Building Trust Can Help Juvenile Offenders

How Milwaukee can learn from juvenile offender programs in NYC. Second in series.

Special Report: How New York Handles Juvenile Justice
Special Report

How New York Handles Juvenile Justice

"Close to Home" program could provide model for Wisconsin. First in a series.

County Proposal Replaces Youth Prison

County Proposal Replaces Youth Prison

Tells state it can renovate county Juvenile Justice Center to house children now in state prisons.

What’s Happening With State’s Youth Prisons?

What’s Happening With State’s Youth Prisons?

Three key developments affecting Wisconsin’s troubled youth correctional facilities.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and The Department of Health and Human Services Announce New Approach for Youth Justice Reform

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and The Department of Health and Human Services Announce New Approach for Youth Justice Reform

Milwaukee County’s submission for State funding proposes a transformative approach to youth justice by developing a continuum of responsive services, including residential setting development

Gov. Evers Signs Act 185 Trailer Bill

Gov. Evers Signs Act 185 Trailer Bill

"I look forward to having a larger conversation about reforming our juvenile justice system."

Senator Taylor Pushes Juvenile Corrections Reform

Senator Taylor Pushes Juvenile Corrections Reform

"I’ve been calling for something to be done about Lincoln Hills for years."

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

County Opposes Plan to Replace Lincoln Hills

County Opposes Plan to Replace Lincoln Hills

Abele administration says state plan lacks adequate funding, won’t rehabilitate youth.

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

County Submits Youth Prison Proposal

County Submits Youth Prison Proposal

Asks state for $41.4 million to build secure residential center for youth now at Lincoln Hills.

6 Things to Know About Lincoln Hills

6 Things to Know About Lincoln Hills

A primer on how state’s youth prisons will be changed. Or not.

Evers Announces Youth Prison for City

Evers Announces Youth Prison for City

To be located on Teutonia Ave. and Mill Rd. Research shows facility near home enhances outcomes.

Gov. Evers Moves Forward on Plans to Close Lincoln Hills

Gov. Evers Moves Forward on Plans to Close Lincoln Hills

"We are committed to getting kids out of Lincoln Hills and closer to home as soon as we safely and responsibly can."

Evers Proposes Delay Of Youth Prison Closure

Evers Proposes Delay Of Youth Prison Closure

Proposal would also stop the practice of 17-year-olds being tried as adults.

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

MKE County: County Officials Offer Antidote to Youth Prisons
MKE County

County Officials Offer Antidote to Youth Prisons

Won’t be “a prison,” they say, promising humane alternative to Lincoln Hills, Copper Lake.

Delay in Closing Youth Prisons Criticized

Delay in Closing Youth Prisons Criticized

Advocates oppose Evers’ projection of two years to close Lincoln Hills, Copper Lake.

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

“We need action, not excuses.”

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