A Just Cause – Uncovering Juvenile Injustices – 06.12.16

The host Cliff Stewart, Lisa Stewart and Lamont Banks speaks with Tanya Washington, Founder of the, a blog focused on highlighting injustice in juvenile systems. She is also a Senior Associate at the Annie E. Casey Foundation and is currently working in the Juvenile Justice Strategy Group (JJSG). Tanya began her career as a criminal defense attorney n New York State, working at the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem.


Study reveals incarceration’s hidden wounds for African-American men

There’s a stark and troubling way that incarceration diminishes the ability of a former inmate to empathize with a loved one behind bars, but existing sociological theories fail to capture it, Vanderbilt University sociologists have found. According to a commonly used model of stress and health, the experience of having a family member locked up does not have a significant …

What Recovery? Report Reveals Rising Poverty for Children in America – Sarah Lazare

There are roughly three million more U.S. children living in poverty today than during the outbreak of the Great Recession in 2008, and the so-called economic recovery has bypassed children of color altogether, a harrowing new report reveals. The 2015 Data Book, released Tuesday by the Baltimore-based Annie E. Casey Foundation, evaluates information from numerous federal agencies from 2008 to …