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

Argued that sentences of 133 years and 68 years for juveniles convicted of nonhomicide offenses, with only the possibility of geriatric release, are unconstitutional as they fail to provide a meaningful opportunity to obtain release as mandated by Graham v. Florida.

Access to Counsel
Washington Court of Appeals •

Argued that, given the significance of the child’s liberty interests at stake, due process requires appointment of counsel for children in dependency proceedings.

Juvenile Life Without Parole (JLWOP)
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania •
Argued that sentences of life without the possibility of parole for juveniles convicted of homicide are unconstitutional.
Youth Tried as Adults
Supreme Court of Missouri •

Argued that Missouri’s Armed Criminal Action statute, as applied to juveniles, is unconstitutional because its mandatory incarceration provision provides no opportunity to consider a juvenile’s reduced culpability, age, and related characteristics as required by Graham and Miller.

Access to Counsel
U.S. Supreme Court •

Argued that a ten-year-old is unlikely to fully understand and appreciate the nature of his Miranda rights and should not be able to waive them on his own.

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

Juvenile Law Center was co-counsel in Montgomery v. Louisiana, a case recently decided by the U.S. Supreme Court holding that Miller v. Alabama (2012) applies retroactively to individuals serving mandatory juvenile life without parole sentences.

Juvenile Life Without Parole (JLWOP)
Ohio Supreme Court •

Argued that the court should clarify that Miller establishes a presumption against imposing juvenile life without parole; establish clear guidelines to ensure juvenile life without parole is not imposed arbitrarily and capriciously; and hold that juvenile life without parole can never be imposed when a juvenile is convicted based on a finding of “complicity.”

Juvenile Life Without Parole (JLWOP)
Colorado Supreme Court •

Juvenile Law Center files an amicus brief on behalf of a juvenile sentenced to 112 years for nonhomicide offenses.

Juvenile Life Without Parole (JLWOP)
Colorado Supreme Court •
Argued that youth's waiver of an unwaiverable conflict of interest violated his right to effective assistance of counsel under the Sixth Amendment