Juvenile Justice Reform
- Nearly Half of U.S. States Enact Juvenile Justice Reforms (JJIE.org)
Nearly half of U.S. states have made great strides in the past eight years toward reducing the prosecution of juveniles in the adult criminal justice system or preventing youths from being placed in adult jails and prisons, a report released Thursday found.
- ‘Raise the Age’ Advocates Tout New Report on Juvenile Justice (NewsObserver.com)
The NC Insider is reporting that advocates for raising the age at which North Carolinians are tried in adult courts are touting a new national study that notes that 48 other states have enacted legislation to prevent older teenagers from being prosecuted in adult courts.
- When Babysitting Joins Forces With Zero Tolerance (JJIE.org)
Sometimes on a Friday night, when there’s nothing better to do and the streets are quiet, indigenous kids in this town 100km (some 60 miles) north-east of Perth, Western Australia, might hang out at the local police station. They’re often not there by choice, but they don’t really mind sticking around either.
- Florida Struggles To Craft Juvenile Sentencing Policy (Miami.CBSLocal.com)
As state legislators have tried and failed to craft a juvenile-sentencing law that conforms to landmark U.S. Supreme Court rulings, a national advocacy group is calling Florida a “clear outlier” among states for its hard-line approach to trying juveniles as adults.