Last week we shared with you how Maryland youth automatically end up in adult jails where they are not required to offer counseling, rehabilitative or educational services and where youth are more likely to harm themselves or be harmed.
How can we fix this system? Our infographic this week explains the solution: that ALL youth charged as adults should be held safely and securely in juvenile detention centers before trial. In order to make this change we need YOU.
Please join Just Kids to make the solution a reality. Here are three ways you can help us to ensure that youth in Maryland are held in juvenile detention centers:
- Join our “Act Now” listserv! This list serve will provide you will weekly updates on the legislative processes, alert you of when it’s time to act and provide you with talking points to share with your colleagues and family.
- Share this infographic on Facebook and Twitter (using the share buttons below) and ask your friends and followers to stand with you: “During this legislative session I am standing with Just Kids so that no youth are held in adult jails before trial. Stand with us by joining the ‘Act Now’ listserv to keep up to date with the campaign.”