Juvenile Law Center

Access to Education|Child Welfare and Foster Care

August 15, 2017

Coming into Focus: States Can and Must Ensure School Stability for Youth in Foster Care

Kathleen McNaught, Maura McInerney & Kate Burdick, The Chronicle of Social Change

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Child Welfare and Foster Care|Ending Solitary Confinement|Juvenile and Criminal Justice|Older Youth with Disabilities

August 14, 2017

Harsh practices aren't necessary to manage behavior in juvenile facilities

Karen U. Lindel, The Des Moines Register

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Juvenile and Criminal Justice|Juvenile Life Without Parole (JLWOP)

August 13, 2017

Kids who killed could get a break

Terrie Morgan-Besecker, Standard Speaker

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August 02, 2017

National Report Finds Use of Solitary Confinement at Juvenile Facilities Widespread, Disproportionately Impacting Minorities

Juvenile Law Center today released a critical report with key findings on the use of solitary confinement at juvenile facilities nationally. The report found that despite progress at the federal level and in a growing number of states, solitary confinement of youth remains widespread, with a disproportionate impact on youth of color, LGBT youth, and youth with disabilities. The organization has fought the use of solitary confinement with kids for decades, and will share the report’s findings today in a livestreamed Congressional briefing at 2pm EST.

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June 27, 2017

Pennsylvania’s Highest Court Strikes Blow to Sentencing Kids to Life in Prison

Yesterday, Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court unanimously ruled that before youth can be sentenced to life without parole, the state bears a high burden of establishing they are permanently incorrigible.

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June 23, 2017

Wisconsin Federal Court Finds Conditions of Confinement for Youth at Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake Schools Unconstitutional

oday, Western District Judge Peterson found that the use of solitary confinement, pepper spray and restraints at two juvenile facilities in Wisconsin violate youths’ constitutional rights under the Fourteenth Amendment.

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