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We face an urgent national crisis at the intersection of poverty and race that puts a Black boy born in 2001 at a 1 in 3 chance of going to prison in his lifetime, and a Latino boy at a 1 in 6 risk of the same fate.
CDF's Cradle to Prison Pipeline Campaign is a national call to action to stop the funneling of tens of thousands of youths down life paths that often lead to arrest, conviction, incarceration and premature death.
CDF-Texas Launches Cradle to Prison Pipeline Campaign
In early 2008, CDF-Texas and the University of Houston Center for Children, Law & Policy co-convened over 700 advocates from across the state for a Texas Summit to identify effective strategies to dismantle what CDF has termed the Cradle to Prison Pipeline.
Over the Summer, CDF-Texas convened a series of taskforce meetings to develop policy recommendations in six key issue areas emerging from the Summit:
In the Fall of 2008, CDF-Texas reconvened with more than 500 stakeholders -- community leaders, attorneys, judges, juvenile justice and child welfare professionals, elected officials and youth advocates -- for a one-day forum to present taskforce outcomes.
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