A Complete Breakdown of America’s New Juvenile Justice Law
At long last, federal law on a key juvenile justice policy has been dusted off. On December 21, the day the government shut down, President Trump signed into law the Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2018, an update to the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA), which was passed in 1974.
Obama’s Juvenile Solitary Ban: The Test Will Be with Contractors
Both President Obama and the U.S. Supreme Court chose Monday, January 25, a day in which the federal government didn’t even open for business, to make juvenile justice headlines. The high court continued its tradition of answering one question about life without parole sentences while creating another question.
Discontinuing Solitary Confinement in Juvenile Facilities
By Erica Webster Letters thrown in a urinal. Standing in the cold at 5 AM. Locked in solitary confinement for days. These are some of the disciplinary methods James Anderson remembers correctional officers using at Camp Scobee, a secure juvenile facility in Los Angeles County.