In explaining why a teen accused of rape deserved leniency, a New Jersey family court judge said the boy was an Eagle Scout with good college prospects.
Officials in the California city voted to shutter the youth detention facility and expand juvenile justice alternatives.
Incarcerated teens in California face trauma, violence and discrimination despite being promised rehabilitation, according to a new report.
A Georgia attorney says the 15-year-old student was maliciously prosecuted for fighting back.
Howard Scott Anderson was 17 when he took part in a double-homicide in Florida. A Supreme Court ruling on juvenile sentences led to a new term of 40 years.
Language that would protect minors from being sentenced to life without parole is not included in the First Step Act.
Child advocates worry that he will fail to get a juvenile justice bill to the finish line before the year ends.
Cesar Gaspar faced five years in juvenile detention for bringing a pocketknife to school. Many other kids exposed to lead face similar fates.
The disturbing practice of separating children from their families isn't limited to migrants.
The young girl's plight sparked the national #FreeBresha movement.
Canada's York Regional Police are serious about criminal trespassing.
For those of us who advocate for justice in the American criminal and juvenile justice system, the last eight years have been nothing if not interesting, exciting...and frustrating.
Motivated by this profound injustice that touches the lives of so many young women and girls at the margin, we at Rights4Girls
Christopher Zoukis is the author of College for Convicts: The Case for Higher Education in American Prisons (McFarland & Co
We are a nation founded on laws and justice, where we believe everyone deserves a second chance.
In the last five years, Georgia has been successful in making badly needed, sweeping changes to its criminal justice system under the direction of Republican Governor Nathan Deal.
These policies have funnelled countless kids -- a disproportionate number of them black and Hispanic -- into the juvenile