Juvenile Law Center

Juvenile and Criminal Justice

November 13, 2014

Shackling juvenile offenders can do permanent damage to our kids

Patricia Puritz, Executive Director, National Juvenile Defender Center; Washington Post

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Juvenile and Criminal Justice

November 13, 2014

States Are Failing to Protect Juvenile Records, Study Shows

Lynne Anderson, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

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Juvenile and Criminal Justice

October 24, 2014

Should a Child Offender Be Treated as an Adult?

Hanna Kozlowska, New York Times

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Juvenile and Criminal Justice

October 22, 2014

Adult Murder Charge For A 10-Year-Old Boy Claimed To Defy Logic

Inquisiter

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Juvenile and Criminal Justice

October 22, 2014

A "Coloring Book" Standard for the Care of Children in Adult Jails?

Marsha Levick, Huffington Post Blog

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Juvenile and Criminal Justice

October 22, 2014

Criminal Injustice

Robert Schwartz, The New Yorker

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Juvenile and Criminal Justice

October 20, 2014

Expert: Adult murder charge for boy, 10, "defies all logic"

Stephanie Slifer, CBS News

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Juvenile and Criminal Justice

October 18, 2014

10-Year-Old Murder Defendant Shows Failure of U.S. Juvenile Justice System

Christopher Moraff, The Daily Beast

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Juvenile and Criminal Justice

September 23, 2014

As Another Young Boy Commits Suicide in an Adult Prison, We Must Rethink the Prosecution of Children as Adults

Marsha Levick, Deputy Director and Chief Counsel, Huffington Post
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Juvenile and Criminal Justice

September 16, 2014

OJJDP Partners With HUD To Improve Civil Legal Aid for Youth

"Thanks to a partnership between our Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the Department of Housing and Urban Development – HUD will offer a new grant to support collaborations between HUD-funded organizations, and civil legal aid programs and public defender offices. These collaborations will focus on expunging and sealing juvenile records – thus improving the chances that reentering youth will be able to obtain degrees, find work, and secure housing." -  Attorney General Eric Holder

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