Supreme Court's landmark decision in In re Gault and a tidy sound bite announcing that children in juvenile
court received the "worst of both worlds" has now progressed to what some clever jurist may one day coin the "elegance of criminal prosecution for small predators.
Grant funds could be used for truancy prevention, enforcing juvenile
curfews, job and life skills training, after-school programs, among a host of others.
In 2008, OJJ recognized that there had been no established standard of care or collaboration among critical stakeholders--such as the legal system, behavioral health treatment providers and juvenile
Blended sentencing emerged during a period of steadily increasing violent juvenile
crime as a compromise between those who wanted to emphasize public safety, punishment, and accountability of juvenile
offenders and those who wanted to maintain or strengthen the traditional juvenile
He moves next to the founding of the juvenile
court in 1899 and then its first few years of operations.
Sheriff's Detective Key Budge said the three-month investigation culminated with the arrests of approximately 40 gang members, half of whom were juveniles
law, a juvenile
offender or juvenile
delinquent is someone under age 18 who commits an act that would qualify as a crime if committed by anyone 18 or older.
criminals are serving life terms (with or without the possibility of parole) in at least 48 states, according to a survey by The New York Times, and their numbers have increased sharply in the past decade.
The cases include a 10-year-old boy caught mostly nude with his younger sister and a female cousin, the reported kidnapping and rape by seven male middle school students of a 12-yearold learning disabled girl, and an especially disturbing Idaho statute that fails to meaningfully differentiate between adult and juvenile
I would like to inform you of recent changes in Illinois law that has made the expungement of juvenile
records easier to complete.
Built on the momentum of the national "tough on juvenile
crime" wave of the early '90s, the Swanson Correctional Center for Youth (referred to as simply "Tallulah," after the small delta town where it is located) has symbolized for many the intractability of the impoverished, lockdown culture of Louisiana, the state with the highest incarceration rate in the world.
He gives voice to that experience in his photographs, which share an intimate and harsh look at how the juvenile
justice system is working--both for and against--young offenders today.