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posted 04/17/2019
While reporting on the juvenile justice beat for about two years, youth advocates, public defenders, juvenile re-entry workers and probation staff told me too many kids slipped through the cracks.
posted 08/01/2018
Hundreds of Arkansas children are thrown behind bars every year. Most haven’t committed a violent crime. Worse, the conditions they face in detention are abysmal.

Amanda Curcio's Blog

While reporting on the juvenile justice beat for about two years, youth advocates, public... more »
posted 04/17/19
Hundreds of Arkansas children are thrown behind bars every year. Most haven’t committed a violent... more »
posted 08/01/18

Amanda Curcio's Work

A youth lockup in southeast Arkansas closed its doors Thursday, making it the second such state facility to shutter since the start of the year.
Support for Curcio’s reporting on this project also came from the Fund for Journalism on Child Well-Being, a program of the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism at the University of Southern California. Other stories in this series include:
Support for Curcio’s reporting on this project also came from the Fund for Journalism on Child Well-Being, a program of the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism at the University of Southern California. Other stories in this series include: