New York City faces a unique opportunity to transform the way we treat young people who come in conflict with the law. On December 21, 2011, Mayor Bloomberg outlined plans that would empower New York City (and other local jurisdictions) to assume responsibility for juvenile justice system services.
In the Centurions Program—BreakPoint’s year-long, intensive worldview training program—we like to say that we’re turning the world “right side up” for Christ. When Christians study the principles of their faith and learn to apply them in the world, amazing things happen.
Prisons are the only businesses that succeed by failing.
In the United States, failed corrections systems cost taxpayers $68 billion a year and return approximately 50 percent of ex-offenders back to prison within three years.
The U.S. Department of Justice recently released Sexual Victimization in Juvenile Facilities Reported by Youth, 2008-09. The report found that 12 percent of juveniles in custody had been sexually assaulted in the prior year.
Virginia lawmakers are listening to Prison Fellowship for advice on cutting the state’s correction budget and driving down the incarceration rate.