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November 20, 2014

New Ruling Recognizes Broad Scope of Miller v. Alabama

posted by Juvenile Law Center

In an important ruling recognizing the broad scope of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Miller v. Alabama (holding that mandatory juvenile life without parole sentences are unconstitutional), the South Carolina Supreme Court recently held that Miller applies retroactively to all individuals serving life without parole sentences in South Carolina for offenses they committed as juveniles.

Tags:Juvenile and Criminal Justice|Juvenile Life Without Parole (JLWOP)
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November 18, 2014

Join Juvenile Law Center in Celebrating #GivingTuesday 2014

posted by Juvenile Law Center

As its name suggests, Giving Tuesday is an international philanthropic phenomenon encouraging people to give back to the individuals and organizations who make a difference in the world. This year, Juvenile Law Center is participating in the Giving Tuesday movement on Twitter and Facebook. Help us spread the word by using #GivingTuesday and tagging us on Twitter (@JuvLaw1975) and Facebook (Juvenile Law Center).

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November 17, 2014

Kids For Cash Screening at The United Nations

posted by Juvenile Law Center

Kids For Cash, a critically acclaimed documentary produced and directed by Robert May, debuted this February and brought the notorious Luzerne county “kids-for-cash” case to audiences in theatres across the U.S. The film will be screened at the United Nations this week on the eve of the 25th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Tags:Juvenile and Criminal Justice|Luzerne Kids for Cash Scandal
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November 13, 2014

New Study Reveals Majority of U.S. States Fail to Protect Juvenile Records

posted by Juvenile Law Center

According to a new national scorecard released today by Juvenile Law Center, the vast majority of states are failing to protect highly sensitive information contained in juvenile court records, creating barriers to education, employment and success for American youth.

Failed Policies, Forfeited Futures: A Nationwide Scorecard on Juvenile Records, is the first-ever comprehensive evaluation of state policies that govern the confidentiality and expungement of juvenile court and law enforcement records. No state earned...

Tags:Ban the Box|Juvenile and Criminal Justice|Juvenile Records Expungement|Second Chances
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