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SB 1008: OR Addresses the Impact of Placing Youth in the Adult Criminal Justice System

SB 1008 proposes a more humane youth justice system that focuses on accountability for youth and safety for our communities. SB 1008 is scheduled for work session in the House Judiciary Committee on Monday, 5/20/19.

NOW is the time to inform yourself

and to make your opinion known.

The important reads expanding on the following excerpts can be found here.

When youth serve time at adult facilities, public safety decreases.

Young people who serve Measure 11 sentences only at DOC OR who start their sentence at OYA and finish at DOC are twice as likely to recidivate, compared to those who serve Measure 11 sentences only at OYA.

Young people—even those who commit serious crimes—are fundamentally different from adults and see better long-term outcomes when they receive age-appropriate sanctions and rehabilitative services.

Juvenile justice must consider not only safety, but also developmental science, political motivation, racial bias, and economic impact, among other factors.

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