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Juvenile Sex Offender Registry (SORNA)
Pennsylvania Superior Court •
Juvenile Law Center’s brief addressed whether statements made in response to law-enforcement questioning while youth was in court-ordered treatment were involuntary.
Access to Counsel
Connecticut Supreme Court •
Argued in support of a 14-year-old who sought to suppress her confession because police failed to advise her that she would be prosecuted as an adult.
Access to Counsel
Supreme Court of Illinois •
Addressed the issues of due process violations in Illinois’ blended sentencing schemes and the interpretation of a youth’s request for counsel.
Older Youth in Foster Care
Pennsylvania Superior Court •
Argued that the PA Juvenile Act authorizes child welfare courts to retain jurisdiction over foster children aged 18 to 21 and to order agencies to continue to serve those youth in a course of treatment or instruction.
Juvenile Life Without Parole (JLWOP)
U.S. Supreme Court •
Supreme Court held the execution of juveniles unconstitutional. Juvenile Law Center’s brief argued the developmental differences between adolescents and adults in critical areas, including impulse control and understanding consequences.
Access to Counsel
U.S. Supreme Court •
Application of Miranda warnings to 17-year-old and whether age must be considered when determining the question of whether he was "in custody."
Solitary Confinement & Harsh Conditions
Supreme Court of California •

Challenged the zero-tolerance approach to student misbehavior where a teen was sentenced to 100 days in juvenile detention for distributing a poem that mentioned bringing guns to school.