Vera Institute of Justice

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STUDY: How 'Status Offenses' Push Students of Color, Queer Kids Into Criminal Justice System

“Kids who are already less privileged—in how they are perceived and in their access to services—are more likely to have their misbehavior criminalized.”

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REPORT: Women Are Landing in Local Jails At An Alarming Rate

And those inmates are disproportionately Black and Latinx. A new study explores how incarceration impacts their lives—and their families.