juvenile offenders http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Despite improvement, report shows Wyoming still number two in juvenile incarceration http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/despite-improvement-report-shows-wyoming-still-number-two-juvenile-incarceration <p>Wyoming is locking up fewer young people than it did nearly 15 years ago according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. &nbsp;</p><p>The Foundation analyzed federal census data&nbsp;of incarcerated youth&nbsp;from 1995 to 2010. The results&nbsp;show a marked decrease of over 40% fewer youth in confinement across the country with no decrease in public safety. &nbsp;Wyoming’s rate is down by 12% since 1997.</p><p>KidsCount Director Marc Homer says while the new numbers are positive, the state is still lagging when it comes to implementing effective reform.</p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 23:55:48 +0000 Sara Hossaini 37363 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Despite improvement, report shows Wyoming still number two in juvenile incarceration Wyoming continues to be among the leaders in kids behind bars http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-continues-be-among-leaders-kids-behind-bars <p>Wyoming imprisons more juvenile offenders than just about any other state.&nbsp; Part of the reason has to do with the lack of funding to find alternatives to jail and the other has to do with the law enforcement philosophy in a particular community.&nbsp; Lawmakers have been reluctant to take a firm stand on the issue.&nbsp; In a story first prepared for the program State of the Union, Laura Starcheski reports.</p> Sat, 02 Jun 2012 18:43:29 +0000 Laura Starcheski 24958 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming continues to be among the leaders in kids behind bars