juvenile justice reform

Is the Juvenile Justice System Really the Best Way to Help Troubled Kids?

A Michigan Judge has refused to release a Black 15-year-old girl who was incarcerated after failing to do her homework online, saying that the girl is benefiting from the juvenile detention center. Joshua Rovner of The Sentencing Project says youth of color are four times as likely as white youth to be detained or committed. He joined LX News to discuss whether the juvenile justice system is really the best way to treat troubled kids.