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Jessica Feierman,
No doubt, our facilities need better oversight to avoid such abuses – but our youth also deserve more than that. They deserve to be kept safe and supported in their own homes, in other family settings, and in their communities.

"Cyntoia's sentence is wholly disproportionate for a 16-year-old girl, and therefore unconstitutional," said Marsha Levick, deputy director and chief counsel for Juvenile Law Center. "With a life sentence

Sarah Lustbader and Vaidya Gullapalli, The Apeal •

Last year, the Associated Press reported that there are at least 100 other people sentenced as teenagers in Tennessee who must serve half a century before

In The News
Tanzin Vega, The Takeaway •
Last week a Tennessee Supreme Court ruled that Brown won’t be eligible for release until she has served 51 years.
In contrast, other states have taken real steps to respond to the decisions of the Supreme Court, including Pennsylvania.
Youth advocates share their own experiences in detention and placement, highlighting abusive practices.
In The News
Riya Saha Shah, Esq., American Bar Association •

Sex offender registries were established to keep children and communities safer. But, research shows that registration incorrectly presumes that children who commit sexual offenses are a