#MacroSW 10/4 at 9pm EST with NASW: The Color of Youth Transfer: Policy and Practice Recommendations

The National Association of Social Workers will be joining us for this week’s chat. Thanks to Karen Zgoda, who is planning and hosting this one!

img_9076We are partnering with NASW for this week’s #MacroSW chat. NASW and the Campaign for Youth Justice just released a report on the troubling news that black youth continue to be referred to adult courts and jails at a far higher rate than white youth.

Read the report here:

Here are highlights of this report from the press release:

Juvenile arrest rates have fallen sharply in recent years, but black youth are disproportionately sent to adult court by judges at some of the highest percentages seen in 30 years, according to a joint report from the Campaign for Youth Justice (CFYJ) and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).

The new report, The Color of Youth Transfer: Policy and Practice Recommendations, discusses how the egregious practice of prosecuting and incarcerating black youth as adults, which is rooted in our nation’s past and ongoing racism, has had a devastating…

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