September 10, 2019

YLC featured in The Appeal article on ending use of pepper spray

“But as we know, when all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. To stop using OC sprays, they must no longer be available as a tool. … Urgency is required here; these youth have experienced too much trauma already. The system should never again add to their trauma through such an unnecessary and harmful use of force.” – Lucy Salcido Carter, YLC Policy Advocate

YLC was featured in a recent article in The Appeal on the dangerous and inhumane practice of using pepper spray and other chemical agents on youth in juvenile detention facilities. Click here to read the full story.

Stay Informed About Our New Work