November 21, 2013
Here at Juvenile Law Center, we're gearing up for a busy December. Below are details on three not-to-be-missed educational events taking place next month.
October 31, 2013
We are deeply disappointed that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has decided not to follow the ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court in Miller v. Alabama, that juveniles convicted of homicide can no longer receive mandatory sentences of life without parole. The decision also ignores the trend in both state and federal courts to find Miller retroactive.
October 08, 2013
Over on The Huffington Post's blog, Juvenile Law Center Staff Attorney Emily Keller and Steve Drizin, Clinical Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law, explain why felony murder statutes and their accompanying harsh prison sentences should not apply to children and teens, given that scientific research shows they are less able than adults to understand and assess risks.