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Spotlight Webcast: Liz Ryan on Youth Incarceration, Racial Equity

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The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities recently held their state policy conference, Impact 2016, a national gathering of policy experts and advocates to explore new strategies to build thriving communities and expand economic opportunity. Attendees discussed the decisions made by state governments that profoundly affect residents’ quality of life, and how to craft state budgets that are both sustainable and responsive to communities’ needs.

During the conference, Spotlight spoke with Liz Ryan, president and CEO of Youth First, about America’s system of youth incarceration and Youth First’s efforts to reform it. The interview is broken into three segments below:

Youth incarceration

Racial Equity

Implications for low-income communities

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