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The Oregon State Senate on Tuesday passed a slate of reforms to the juvenile justice system, including a provision that ends the automatic referral of juveniles facing Measure 11 charges to adult court.
Supporters of a proposal to shut down San Francisco’s Juvenile Justice Center rallied on the steps of City Hall Tuesday, calling for The City to develop alternatives to youth incarceration.
The Casey Foundation has selected 15 state and local juvenile justice agencies and related organizations to participate in its inaugural Reimagining Juvenile Justice (RJJ) Train-the-Trainer Institute this May. The institute’s goal is to accelerate the spread of the RJJ curriculum, a six-part professional development opportunity for frontline staff working with youth involved in the juvenile justice system and their families.
Declaring that “institutions charged with caring for children have a responsibility to keep them safe,” the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) on Monday revoked all 14 licenses issued to Glen Mills Schools, the country’s oldest reform school for boys.
Juvenile electronic monitoring now comes with a new form of potential surveillance.
Legislation being considered in the Illinois House would raise the age for locking up children accused of a crime. Children as young as 10 can be detained under current law. Some lawmakers want to raise that to age 13.
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The City of New Orleans is offering discounts through a ride sharing service for families trying to get to juvenile court or the Youth Study Center.
Any family taking a Lyft to, or from, either location can receive a $5 discount by using the code “NOLAYSC.”
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.