THE CORONAVIRUS IS IMPACTING YOUTH IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM

As the public health crisis of the COVID-19 increases, and communities respond by closing schools, canceling events, imposing social distancing, sheltering at home and shifting to supporting children at home, we are concerned that youth in custody, both in state correctional facilities and county detention centers and jails in Indiana, and those who take care of them, will face escalating health risks.

We believe there is a serious need for implementation of a uniform, evidence-based, state-wide action plan for the youth in detention and commitment. This page serves as a collection of resources to help inform and develop that plan.

OPEN RESOURCE
The Coalition Vision Statement
ACTION STEPS
Our Letter to the Governor
Physicians for Criminal Justice Reform - COVID-19 Risks for Incarcerated Youth
National Child Welfare Advocates: Joint Statement on Child Welfare Courts During COVID-19
Coronavirus Update: Indiana Supreme Court Issues 5 Orders Giving Flexibility
ACLU Calls for Early Release of Some Inmates as Threat from COVID-19 Escalates
Coronavirus Tracker: How Justice Systems Are Responding in Each State
American Bar Assoc.: Advocating for Kids in Detention & Congregate Care Amidst COVID-19
American Academy of Pediatrics: 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
National Juvenile Detention Center Statement on COVID-19
UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION
Governor: COVID19 Release of Inmates/Juveniles Through Local Assessment Effort​
'Pacing and Praying’: Jailed Youths Seek Release as Virus Spreads
COVID-19 Resources for Traditionally Underserved Youth in the U.S.
Indiana Senate Democrats COVID-19 Updates
PEW Top Stories Coronavirus State-by-State
CDC COVID-19 Stress and Coping Resources
Indiana Judicial Branch: COVID-19 Responses & Resources
IDOE COVID-19 Resources for Indiana Schools
Indiana COVID-19 Deaths Surpass 100; Prisons, 29 Nursing Homes Affected
COVID-19 in Juvenile Facilities
JUVENILE JUSTICE & COVID-19
30 States Report 24% Decrease in Incarcerated Youth Since March 2020
National Juvenile Justice Network Compilation of COVID-19 Resources for Vulnerable Populations
Call for Nation Wide Moratorium on Juvenile Fees and Fines
National Juvenile Defender Center: Juvenile Defense COVID-19 Resources
No Kids in Prison: Covering Youth Justice Issues
Constitutional Lessons for Prisons Amid COVID-19 Outbreak
Zeroed Out: Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice, & the Stimulus Bill
NDTAC: Transitional Toolkit: Meeting the Educational Needs of Kids Who Touch the System
Location of Juvenile Detention Centers in Indiana
Advocacy and Health Care for Justice Involved Youth, American Academy of Pediatrics
IN Lawyer-A Gift in Tough Times: Juvenile Probation Departments Deliver for Clients, Families
RACIAL DISPARITIES
African Americans Account for 9.8% of IN Population, but 19.2% of all COVID-19 Deaths so Far
EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES FOR VULNERABLE STUDENTS
In the Face of Crisis, See what Communities in Schools Affiliates are Made Of
How to Keep Students Engaged & In-Tune with Their Social-Emotional Health
MAP: Where Indianapolis Children can get Free Meals During Coronavirus Shutdowns
7 Tips for Remote Teaching 
COVID-19 is Exposing the Gaps in our Educational System
Free Virtual Education Tools for Children and Their Caregivers
Resources for Supporting Distance Learning and Recovery
Indiana Retired Teachers Association Launches Call and Learn Hotline for Educational Support 
Jim Sporleder, Resilience Conversations March 25, 2020
NYC Leadership Academy, Leading an Equity-Focused Response Through and Beyond COVID-19
CHILDREN'S RIGHTS RESOURCES
Resources for Children's Lawyers During a National Emergency
Foster Club: COVID-19 Resources for Foster Children
Commission on Improving the Status of Children: Resources
INDIANA DATA
Indiana Health Department COVID-19 Data
Indiana Novel Coronavirus Map
Commission on Improving the Status of Children: Tools and Resources
WHAT YOU CAN DO
Youth First COVID-19 Action: Social Media Toolkit

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