A Foundation Works To Engage Journalists in Juvenile Justice ReformJun 11, 2016
“Reporters generally stink at math, yet they love numbers. The bigger the number, the more compelling the story becomes.
Here’s a number that scribes will hear at a juvenile-justice conference this week, sponsored by the Tow Foundation: It costs up to $90,000 to jail a youth for a year, and the re-offender rate is higher compared to cheaper intervention programs that stress staying in school and out of lockup.
The Tow Foundation, for a third year, is backing outreach to members of the media. Twenty-six journalists were handpicked to attend the ‘Children and the Law’ symposium June 13-14 in New York City. The symposium kicks of a year-long fellowship program for the purpose of ‘strengthening reporting on juvenile justice during the election year…'”
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