August 17 2015

Youth Radio – Unlocked: From Probation to Incarceration

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…“Many of the young people, when they first engage with the system, would be considered low-risk, and involvement in the system increases their risk,” said former Chief of Probation for Alameda County, California, David Muhammad. “There is a mountain of research that says when the juvenile justice system touches a young person, that their likelihood of dropping out of school skyrockets, their likelihood of later being involved in the adult criminal justice system skyrockets…”

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