The Star Ledger reports:

The Rev. Charles Bayer, of Salvation and Social Justice, said the solution to high incarceration rates is offering “community-based alternatives” including family therapy, probation or early intervention programs, rather than criminalizing marijuana. 

“Community-based alternatives are about helping and healing and restoration,” said Boyer, also a Faith in New Jersey member. “Not demonizing them, criminalizing them, and saying they’re throw-away kids.”

Youth Justice New Jersey and the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice will protest outside of the New Jersey Training School for Boys at Grace Hill Road in Monroe Township on June 28, the 150th anniversary of the jail’s opening.