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Decrease the Youth Incarceration Rate

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Have you ever wondered what it's like for younger students to learn about difficult social justice issues? How would you start to educate them about criminal justice and the broken prison system? A lot of the elementary school students never realize what's going on in the country, or even their own city.

As a student that is aware about social justice issues, I believe that the youth incarceration rate is increasing too much than it should. We need to all work together to fix this broken prison system. For example, "On any given day, approximately 1,300 youth under 18 are locked up in adult prisons" (CFYJ) The number is shocking, but here's a question. How many of those teens do you think actually caused a crime? This social justice issue impacts the lives of so many families and I believe it's time to start fixing some laws. Please contribute and sign this petition! Together, little by little, we can make a difference.


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