Issues / Human Rights
More than 5 million children have a parent in jail. A country that allows such massive infliction of trauma on its children is a country whose entire future is in question.
Drug policy expert Sanho Tree tells CCTV that two different worlds are developing. While the Americas are moving towards legalization, other countries are clamping down harder on drug laws.
Black girls are the fastest-growing segment of the juvenile justice system — a trend worsened by the presence of cops in classrooms.
At an international gathering to honor Berta Cáceres, dozens of goons - hired by DESA and protected by Honduran national police – attacked the peaceful group with machetes and rocks.
IPS drug policy expert Sanho Tree says strategies to address underlying drivers, including inequality and systemic lack of opportunities in Central America, is key to developing alternatives to the war on drugs.
Statement from IPS Director John Cavanagh
There’s only one way to make sure no more young girls are body-slammed by uniformed officers.
IPS's Netfa Freeman speaks on the state of the global African movement.
Netfa Freeman talks about what short and long term justice would look like for Alonzo Smith, a local teacher killed in the custody of special police.
The Buckeye State has reformed its juvenile justice system because it understands that "children have to be treated like children."