Justice and Crime

Justice and Crime

America leads the world in incarcerating young people, and offers them so few opportunities upon release that they are more likely to offend again than to rebuild their lives.

By the Numbers

Our juvenile justice and penal systems take a heavy toll on youth and young adults, on their families and communities, and on all U.S. taxpayers. Too large, too costly, and ineffective, they are a revolving door that readmits repeat offenders unprepared to make a successful transition to employment and independence.

EMCF invests in the growth of programs that help young people avoid criminal behavior, and, if they are incarcerated, set them on the path to productive citizenship.