Reported over four months, Unlocked is a three-part investigation into alternatives to juvenile incarceration–both model programs and cases that raise serious concerns. From Alameda County in San Francisco’s East Bay, to Wayne County, Michigan, Youth Radio reveals how moves away from juvenile incarceration are affecting youth and the system.
Your source for youth perspectives on juvenile justice issues and trends.
Growing up a black teen in the south, dealing with racism was a regular part of life. Like the time an older white lady told me I was the second funniest black person she knew. Uh, thanks. Or the day a white kid at my school called me over to his lunch table and asked if I sold weed. No, I said. Why would you think that? Well, because you’re black, he said.
Introduction For many families, the presence of guns in the home is considered pretty normal. According to the Pew Research…
Youth Radio teamed up with youth in Baltimore as well as all over the country to cover various community reactions to…
“They made me sign the paperwork saying that I was part of a gang and that if I were caught or prosecuted, additional charges or jail time could be added.”
What Baltimore’s Uprising Means for the Future of Black Youth. By Camesha L. Jones I grew up in a small city…
All over the country, young people like me are having strong reactions to the youth movement in Baltimore. With each young man killed by police, my peers and I feel anger and frustration, but that’s not all. This is our generation’s Civil Rights Movement.
I wish I didn’t have to choose sides. My friends are totally against the police because they think cops are all out to get them. On the other hand, my cousin is a police officer and also a single mother of three.
Out of the nearly 900 emoji options available to U.S. teenagers, the gun is one of the most popular, ranking in the top ten percent. But lately, the gun emoji has been landing some people in hot water. Young people tend to be savvier about these things. But there’s still room for misunderstanding. Youth Radio Reporter Tylyn Hardamon explores how teens use the gun emoji in their everyday conversations.