juvenile justice

Politics
Mia was sentenced to 20 years in prison, but alleges she was a trafficking victim who was forced to go along with a robbery that turned deadly.
U.S. News
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.
Politics
Officials in the California city voted to shutter the youth detention facility and expand juvenile justice alternatives.
Impact
Incarcerated teens in California face trauma, violence and discrimination despite being promised rehabilitation, according to a new report.
Crime
A Georgia attorney says the 15-year-old student was maliciously prosecuted for fighting back.
Crime
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.
Politics
Language that would protect minors from being sentenced to life without parole is not included in the First Step Act.
Politics
Child advocates worry that he will fail to get a juvenile justice bill to the finish line before the year ends.
Environment
Cesar Gaspar faced five years in juvenile detention for bringing a pocketknife to school. Many other kids exposed to lead face similar fates.
Opinion
The disturbing practice of separating children from their families isn't limited to migrants.
Black Voices
The young girl's plight sparked the national #FreeBresha movement.
Crime
Canada's York Regional Police are serious about criminal trespassing.
Impact
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.
Impact
Motivated by this profound injustice that touches the lives of so many young women and girls at the margin, we at Rights4Girls
Crime
Christopher Zoukis is the author of College for Convicts: The Case for Higher Education in American Prisons (McFarland & Co
Crime
We are a nation founded on laws and justice, where we believe everyone deserves a second chance.
Crime
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.