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Solitary Confinement & Harsh Conditions
California Supreme Court •

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.

Keeping Kids in the Community
U.S. Supreme Court •
Supported the position that the state must apply children’s federal insurance benefits under Title II and Title XVI in accordance with the children’s best interests and not to reduce the state’s foster care system’s financial burden.
Juvenile Life Without Parole (JLWOP)
Florida District Courts of Appeal •
Addressed the issue of a 12-year-old’s competency to stand trial and whether his due process rights were violated by the trial court’s failure to order competency evaluations.
Youth Interrogations & Access to Counsel
Louisiana Supreme Court •
Argued that juveniles should be afforded the right to a jury trial in delinquency proceedings.
Youth Tried as Adults
California Supreme Court •
Briefed the issues of constitutionality and racial disparity in the application of a statute allowing prosecutors discretion to file charges against minors directly in criminal court without a prior adjudication of a minor’s lack of fitness for juvenile disposition.
Solitary Confinement & Harsh Conditions
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit •
Filed a civil rights suit against the detention center for violating the substantive due process rights of a 13-year-old boy with serious mental health problems by failing to protect him from harm while being detained at the center.
Keeping Kids in the Community
United States District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania •
Class action lawsuit challenging state and county officials’ failure to pay kinship caregivers for their care of dependent children.
Wisconsin Supreme Court •
Challenged the zero-tolerance approach in the delinquency adjudication of an eighth-grade student whose creative writing assignment invoked an unhappy student who cut off his teacher’s head when she told him to shut up.