Last week we shared with you how we can change the way Maryland treats its youth charged as adults this legislative session. All youth should be held safely and securely in juvenile detention centers before trial instead of the adult system, where they are not required to offer counseling, rehabilitative or educational services, and where youth are more likely to harm themselves or be harmed.
Our infographic this week illustrates what the system will look like when the policy change is implemented. The only change: youth will be held in juvenile detention centers instead of adult jails before their trials.
Please join Just Kids to make the solution a reality. Here are three ways you can help us to ensure that youth in Maryland are held in juvenile detention centers:
- Join our “Act Now” listserv! This list serve will provide you with weekly updates on the legislative processes, alert you…
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