Memphis Seeks Alternatives to Juvenile Lockup

As part of a national trend to reform the juvenile detention system, the Annie E. Casey Foundation of Baltimore is holding a two-day training workshop in Memphis for local law enforcement, school officials, nonprofit organizations and city workers, among others, the Commercial Appeal reports. The training was intended to find ways to decrease the disparate treatment of black youth in the juvenile system, and to replace lockup with counseling, mentoring and mental health services.