"According to Isha Weerasinghe, a senior policy analyst focused on mental health for the Center for Law and Social Policy, undermining Medicaid and Medicare will 'deter states from providing depression screening and preventive services that maintain and improve mental health. This will be devastating for populations in poverty, particularly people of color, who are most likely to be insured by Medicaid, and would increase racial disparities of mental health.'"
While the justice policy wins represent important progress that will meaningfully improve millions of people’s lives, they also highlight just how much further the nation must go to unwind a system of overcriminalization, mass incarceration, and injustice that’s rooted in racism.
Angela Hanks was quoted in this article by The New York Times about how fire camps offered to prisoners illustrate how convictions can have lasting impacts on people’s lives.
Kisha Bird was quoted in this article about the midterm elections' impact on youth.
A new bicameral bill would help more than 4 million young adults (ages 18 to 34) access affordable health care.
"Kisha Bird...said opportunity youth were initially categorized as “out of school, out of work” or disconnected youth. But young people, when approached, said neither fit them."
This article cites CLASP's new report, “Unjustice: Overcoming Trump’s Rollbacks on Youth Justice."
This article cites CLASP's new report on how the Trump Administration's Department of Justice is curtailing advancements and protections for young people of color.
News release from CLASP and the National Immigration Law Center announcing the groundswell of opposition to the proposed"public charge" immigration rule change.