#StuckOnReplay: Striving for Social Justice

THU, JUL 7, 2016 (56:18)

The Massachusetts criminal justice system is part of a program called the Justice Reinvestment Initiative—a national review of criminal justice data to determine where to cut costs in Corrections and how to improve the system.

The state will receive recommendations for its criminal justice funding in 2017, and a new coalition wants to involve the communities in Boston that are most affected by high youth incarceration rates. This coalition will strategize how to engage the lawmakers deciding the system reforms in 2017.

That new coalition is made up of Opportunity Youth United – Boston, Community Action Team, Teen Empowerment and MassINC. They are planning a series of 3 events with youth, community organizations and leaders around the issue of youth incarceration and the negative affect it has on them, their families, and their neighborhoods.

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