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Through our work with the youth in detention, it becomes impossible to not feel the magnitude of Measure 11 — It weighs heavy upon the shoulders of the boys, looms in the long fluorescent-lit hallways of the facility, surfaces on the pages of their artwork and writing.
We ask: But what can we do?
The Campaign for Youth Justice is a good place to start. It is “dedicated to ending the practice of trying, sentencing and incarcerating youth under the age of 18 in the adult criminal justice system.”
The site provides a Fact Sheet that illuminates the findings of a 2011 report, Misguided Measures: The Outcomes and Impacts of Measure 11 on Oregon’s Youth.
Below is their PSA: