Juvenile Justice Reform
- Report Denounces 'Outdated' Juvenile Justice Laws (WKAR Public Media)
“Michigan’s outdated approach to youth justice does little to rehabilitate children, protect public safety or wisely invest taxpayer dollars.”
- A Model for Juvenile Detention Reform (The New York Times)
The Justice Department’s settlement with Ohio puts states on notice that solitary policies need to change. If adopted nationally, the principles in the settlement would go a long way toward humanizing juvenile detention.
- “Scary Mary” Presiding: Dateline NBC Takes an In-Depth Look at Drug Courts (Reclaiming Futures)
On Sunday, NBC’s Dateline aired an in-depth look at Mercer County, Michigan’s drug courts. The piece, featuring Adult and Juvenile Drug Court Judge “Scary Mary” Chrzanowski, follows the stories of three individuals, whose addictions landed them in drug court, for an entire year.
- Author Nell Bernstein Talks About ‘Burning Down the House’ and Abolishing Juvenile Prisons (JJIE)
Award-winning author Nell Bernstein documents harrowing horrors in her new book, “Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison,” a scathing indictment of state-run juvenile detention facilities in America.