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'A hopeful future': Addressing Native youth in the justice system


September 25, 2018

A new report from the Government Accountability Office is highlighting the challenges facing young Native Americans who end up in the justice system.

In the first study of its kind, the GAO found that more than 105,000 American Indians and Alaska Natives under the age of 18 were arrested between 2010 and 2016. The vast majority of the arrests took place at the state and local level, according to the data.


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