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Juvenile Sex Offender Registry (SORNA)
Ohio Supreme Court •

As the result of a plea agreement, A.W. was designated a serious youthful offender and committed to the Department of Youth Services until he turned

Older Youth in Foster Care
Washington Supreme Court •

Juvenile Law Center, in collaboration with ACLU of Washington, Legal Voice, and Columbia Legal Services filed an amicus brief in the Washington Supreme Court on

Education
Pennsylvania Supreme Court •

Juvenile Law Center signed onto an amicus brief with Education Law Center and the Public Interest Law Center filed in the Pennsylvania Superior Court in

Youth Tried as Adults
Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals •

B.T.D. was seventeen-years old when he was charged with committing a felony that resulted in a serious physical injury. Alabama law, codified at § 12-15-204, required

Youth Tried as Adults
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit •

Juvenile Law Center filed an amicus brief on rehearing en banc in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on behalf of

Juvenile Life Without Parole (JLWOP)
Michigan Supreme Court •

As the result of plea agreements, Montez Stovall was sentenced to life with the possibility of parole for second degree murder committed when he was

Juvenile Life Without Parole (JLWOP)
Oregon Supreme Court •

Laycelle and Lydell White were sentenced to lengthy term-of-years sentences for crimes committed as juveniles. Because they are not eligible for parole for over 60

Juvenile Life Without Parole (JLWOP)
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania •

Michael Felder was initially sentenced to life without parole for a first degree murder committed when he was 17. Following the Miller and Batts I

Juvenile Life Without Parole (JLWOP)
U.S. Supreme Court •

Juvenile Law Center joined Child USA; The Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma; The Leadership Council on Child Abuse & Interpersonal Violence; and Dr. Murray