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May 01, 2013

Children Should Not Be On Sex Offender Registries

posted by Juvenile Law Center

In recent years, states have passed harsh public registration laws that punish children while doing little to protect public safety. Many of these laws have been enacted in response to a federal law, the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), which targets adult sex offenders, but also includes children. Juvenile Law Center has long argued that these laws are misguided. A new, comprehensive report supports our view.

Tags:Juvenile and Criminal Justice|Juvenile Sex Offender Registration
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April 30, 2013

Juvenile Law Center Named Best "Law" Website in the 17th Annual Webby Awards

posted by Juvenile Law Center

The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS) announced today that Juvenile Law Center has been named the Best "Law" Website in the 17th Annual Webby Awards!

Tags:Child Welfare and Foster Care|Juvenile and Criminal Justice|News and Announcements
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April 29, 2013

Juvenile Law Center, Partners Issue Federal Policy Recommendations To Improve Correctional and Reentry Education for Youth

posted by Juvenile Law Center

Juvenile Law Center, along with colleagues at Open Society Policy CenterPA Academic and Career/Technical Training Alliance (PACTT), Racial Justice Initiative, and Robert F. Kennedy Juvenile Justice Collaborative, has issued federal policy recommendations to the Departments of Education, Justice, and Labor on improving the quality of and access to education for young people in correctional facilities and upon reentry to the community. 

Tags:Access to Education|Juvenile and Criminal Justice|State and Federal Legislation
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April 29, 2013

Casey Foundation Recognizes Juvenile Law Center for National Juvenile Justice Reform Work

posted by Juvenile Law Center

At this year's Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) Intersite Conference, held in Atlanta on April 16-18, Juvenile Law Center received the "Gloria J. Jenkins Award for Outstanding Contributions to Juvenile Justice Reform by a Community Organization." 

The award recognized our system reform efforts, particularly our amicus curiae briefs to the United States Supreme Court in cases that have significantly benefited juveniles, including Roper v. Simmons, Graham v. Florida, J.D.B. v. North Carolina, and Miller v. Alabama, as well as our ongoing litigation and advocacy work related to the Luzerne County "kids-for-cash" scandal.

Tags:Juvenile and Criminal Justice|News and Announcements
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April 15, 2013

Help Support Juvenile Law Center: Vote for Us in the Webby People's Voice Awards!

posted by Juvenile Law Center

Juvenile Law Center's website has been nominated for a Webby People's Voice Award in the Law category, and we need your help!

Please take a minute to vote for us now: http://pv.webbyawards.com/nominees/web/general-website/law

Tags:Child Welfare and Foster Care|Juvenile and Criminal Justice|News and Announcements
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