Black children make up more than half of youth in residential facilities — due to overpolicing and oversurveillance of communities of color. Consequently, institutional harms disproportionately fall on black children and youth. (Benedek Alpar/BigStock)
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Youth in Pa. residential institutions unsafe, disconnected, denied quality education

Two recent reports on the plight of more than 3,700 children and youth living in residential facilities across Pennsylvania should provide a wake-up call to anyone who cares about children.

Youth in Pa. residential institutions unsafe, disconnected, denied quality education

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