Scanlon Introduces Bipartisan Justice for Juveniles Act
The Justice for Juveniles Act has received support from organizations on the front lines of ensuring access to justice for our youth, including the Juvenile Law Center and the Campaign for Youth Justice.
“Across the country, young people who are incarcerated far too often face physical abuse, sexual abuse, solitary confinement, pepper spray, and restraints,” Jessica Feierman, senior managing director of the Juvenile Law Center, said. “They need the legal system to keep them safe. This bill is a huge step forward, as it will better provide youth access to the courts when they are abused or mistreated in facilities.”