D.C. Legislators Seek to Make Sweeping Reforms to Juvenile Justice System with New Bill
Lawmakers in the nation’s capital are prepping for an upcoming vote that would spark major changes in the District’s juvenile justice system. Current policies governing court procedures and conditions of youth confinement are up in the air, so legislators are banking on the vote going as planned.
According to ThinkProgress, the D.C. Council unanimously voted in favor of a bill last week that would no longer allow youth to be thrown in prison with adults, locked away in solitary confinement or face the possibility of a life sentence without parole.