youth 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 Youth Risk results are up and down http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-youth-risk-results-are-and-down <p>The Centers for Disease Control has released the 2011 Youth Risk Behavior survey.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The C-D-C finds that the students from Wyoming align with the rest of the nation when it comes to Drug and Alcohol use, and are better than the national average in areas such as physical fitness, risky sexual behavior and diet,&nbsp; but are worse in areas surrounding violence, unintentional injury and tobacco use.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 16:32:10 +0000 Bob Beck 25353 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Youth Risk results are up and down