Posts in 'In The News'

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Grace Toohey, Orlando Sentinel •

A Seminole County jail deputy was fired last month after his supervisors found he repeatedly did not complete mandatory checks on detained juveniles — as

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Mary Gay Scanlon, Medium •

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Representative Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA), Vice Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, helped lead the bipartisan passage of the Justice for

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Riya Saha Shah, American Bar Association •
Attorneys for children must ensure their clients are fully informed of the consequences and requirements of registering as a sex offender.
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Shannon Barbour, Cosmopolitan •
Three Louisiana mothers explain why they’re suing the Office of Juvenile Justice and how they’re surviving in the meantime.
A judge ruled that Dylan Woolbright was "beyond rehabilitation under the juvenile code,” but an advocate said the system has failed him and countless others.
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Gabriela Szymanowska, Gretchen Lasso, Delia C. Johnson and Chloe Johnson, News21: Kids Imprisoned •

More than 1,600 incarcerated children across the country have tested positive for COVID-19 as of mid-August, leaving experts and youth advocates raising questions whether authorities

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Layne Dowdall, Jos Fox and Chloe Johnson, •

Isolation. Timeout. Lockdown. The hole.

Solitary confinement goes by many names, and it can be employed as arbitrarily as the language used to define it. 


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The Imprint •

Forty-two states permit some youth to be included on their sex-offender registry, even though research shows that only small fractions of juvenile sex offenders recidivate

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Andrew Keats, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange •

The juvenile justice system was created 120 years ago to reform and rehabilitate “wayward” youth to ensure they had the opportunity to achieve productive futures

Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s administration announced Friday a planned overhaul of the state’s juvenile justice system whose hallmark is a move from juvenile facilities that mimic