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Newark Youth Court brings introspection, not incarceration

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In this NewsHour lesson plan, students will learn about efforts underway to fix problems with the nation’s criminal justice system, including taking a closer look at what to do about teenagers who commit minor crimes. Continue reading

How do different racial groups view the police?

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Only one-third of African Americans think the police are doing an excellent job, compared to roughly three quarters of white people, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center. But Newark, New Jersey Mayor Ras Baraka has worked to change those numbers. Continue reading

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