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The Gangs of Nantucket: The Story Of Henry Lemus Calderon

Who is Henry Lemus Calderon — a gang member or a choir boy? His friends and family on Nantucket insist that he is not gang-affiliated, but the youth who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border unaccompanied has been swept up in an ICE dragnet on the summer resort island.

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Teens Volunteer to Help with Police Training

Trauma comes in many shapes and sizes. It’s not always obvious – and comes from things like emotional abuse and the circumstances behind the problems. Often the best way to understand those who are different from us is to get to know them.

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Even After Controversial Police Killings, States Still Lack Youth-Police Policy Standards

Even after questionable killings of young black men in Cleveland, Ohio, Ferguson, Mo. and most recently, Houston, Texas, states have done little to establish uniform standards of conduct guiding police interaction with youth. That’s according to a new national report that was released this week by Cambridge-based Strategies for Youth. States lacking standards include Massachusetts.

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Report Calls on States to Set Guidelines for Cop-Youth Encounters

States play almost no role in setting standards for the way law enforcement agencies interact with young people, according to a nationwide survey released May 31. The lack of such standards represents a “missed opportunity” for helping youth avoid the harmful lifetime consequences of involvement with the justice system, according to the survey produced by Strategies for Youth, Inc., a Cambridge, MA-based nonprofit.

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The JDAI Conference is Back!

Let the punch flow far and wide: the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) Inter-Site Conference is back! JDAI is the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s efforts to reduce the use of pretrial detention in the juvenile justice system. This is the 25th anniversary of the year that former boss Bart Lubow and other Casey leaders established the initiative.

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NBRPA Kicks Off 2017 Full Court Press [with SFY!] in Farmingdale

NBRPA Kicks Off 2017 Full Court Press [with SFY!] in Farmindale The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) kicked off its 2017 Full Court Press: Prep For Success program on Saturday, April 1 in Farmingdale, New Jersey at Middle School North along with partners Jr. NBA, Police Athletic/Activities League (PAL), Leadership Foundations, and Strategies For Youth. Legends participating in the clinic included Anthony Avent, Tony Campbell, Terry Dehere, Tamecka Dixon, and Adrienne Goodson. The former players spent the day providing basketball instruction through the Jr. NBA curriculum, while the NBRPA’s partners taught the kids in the classroom about life lessons.

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