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At least 1,800 youths were homeless or unstably housed within a year of exiting those systems, according to the most recent data available.
No other state has made such a sweeping commitment, according to experts, and Washington does not yet know how it will achieve it. But the state has an interest in ensuring today’s homeless youths don’t become the next generation of homeless adults, and officials are exploring solutions.
On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors ordered the probation department to redouble its efforts to spend down $79 million earmarked for delinquency prevention, and spend a greater share of it on community-based organizations.
Hannah Hill was planning to become a prison chaplain to help women caught in the unremitting cycles of the justice system. But when she taught herself to code to build a simple website, she realized that there might be a more direct, albeit experimental, way she could help the current and formerly incarcerated population.
An 11-year-old accused of fatally shooting an Alton, N.H., couple is the youngest child to face murder charges under New Hampshire’s juvenile laws in decades, perhaps ever.
Chief Spagnolo says car thefts by juveniles is a serious issue in his city. He says last year, 52 juveniles were arrested for stealing cars; six of those juveniles stole cars ten or more times.
Macomb County’s top two juvenile court administrative officials favor legislation that would raise the age for adult criminal court from 17 to 18.
The recent controversy over a spike in pepper spray use at Los Angeles County’s juvenile detention facilities has sent officials scrambling to compile and release a cache of internal use-of-force data to satisfy calls for transparency.
WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI - The sheriff’s office plans to transfer some 17-year-old inmates awaiting trial or sentencing for nonviolent crimes from the county jail to juvenile detention this month.
At the oldest U.S. reform school for boys, leaders of the prestigious Glen Mills Schools in Pennsylvania have hidden a long history of violence.
About a hundred young people rallied on Boston Common and at the State House Thursday to demand an increase in funding for youth jobs and education. They also advocated to seal eviction records that include the names of minors and raise the age limit on those treated as juveniles in the justice system from 18 to 21.
Two weeks ago, an independent watchdog told the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors that it should consider banning pepper spray at juvenile detention facilities, citing examples of the inappropriate and avoidable use of the spray by officers. It didn’t take long for the board to act.
Incarcerated teens in California face trauma, violence and discrimination despite being promised rehabilitation, according to a new report.
LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — In our months of covering the juvenile justice system on Vegas Lost, one fact keeps coming up: through our coverage of detention centers, court hearings, sentences, diversion programs, through all of it, it's the fact that no one really knows if any of it is working.
AUSTIN — Five of the top employees at the youth lockup north of Dallas have been terminated amid ongoing efforts to right the state's juvenile justice agency.
Staff at L.A. County's juvenile halls and camps use pepper spray on kids too often, too quickly, and in situations when it isn't necessary, according to a report issued by the county's inspector general.
Advocates for juvenile justice reform are both optimistic and wary of a proposal to put the California Health and Human Services Agency in charge of the state’s juvenile justice system.
John Duane VanMeter was lying on the floor when police found him. He had been killed in his home Wednesday by a masked shooter, his girlfriend told police. The suspect, Texas police later announced, is a child — a 12-year-old boy now charged with the most serious felony: capital murder.
MANILA — A proposed law making its way through the Philippine Congress would consider children as young as 9 criminally responsible for their actions, drawing fierce opposition from rights advocates and opponents of President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly antidrug campaign.
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Juvenile Court Judge Dan Michael and Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris have hired the nation’s leading juvenile justice statistician to help find potential problem areas of inequality and disproportionate minority contact within Juvenile Court.
Several lawmakers, Delegate Jeff Bourne, D-Richmond, Mike Mullin, D-Newport News and Sen. Jennifer McClellan, D-Richmond, have introduced bills that would limit criminal charges for student misbehavior or classmate beefs.
The bills filed in both the House and Senate would prohibit students from being found guilty of disorderly conduct in school. It’s a charge that could carry jail time.