SOMETHING YOU SHOULD KNOW:
Incarceration and Violence continue to impact young people, mainly young people from communities of color. In the United States, no child is immune to violence, boys and girls experience violence in many forms as victims, offenders or witnesses. For many, this also takes place while in a short-term juvenile detention facility or incarcerated. There are various types of violence (bullying, child sex trafficking, dating violence, state sponsored violence, domestic violence & child abuse, gun violence, school shootings, suicide & self-harm) and incarceration contributes in many ways.