Nonpartisan Push to Close VA Juvenile Prisons

RICHMOND, Va. – The time is right to reform Virginia’s juvenile justice system, according to a new nonpartisan coalition called RISE for Youth. The coalition wants to replace the big juvenile prisons with community-based corrections.

States around the country have been changing how they treat young offenders. They’re relying less on incarceration and more on reforming the youths’ behavior while they stay at home or live close by.

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