Texas Should Tell Parents Their Rights When It Investigates Child Abuse Claims, Lawmaker Proposes
Under a new bill in Texas, CPS caseworkers would have to notify parents of their legal rights at the beginning of an investigation.
New York Defense Lawyers Push To Defend Teens’ Right to Remain Silent
New York youth justice advocates are rallying around a bill to protect teenage crime suspects from false confessions or self-incrimination.
‘Miranda Warning’-style Bill for Parents Fails in New York City Council
A bill that would have required social workers to inform parents of their right to legal counsel at the start of an investigation has failed to get a vote during the last City Council voting day for the year.
Videotaped Interrogations and Fee Waivers: New York Expands Juvenile Justice Reforms
California Bill Seeks Strengthened Miranda Rights for Minors
Children and teens aged 17 and younger detained by police would have the right to consult a lawyer before being interrogated by police, under a California bill moving toward passage by the state Legislature. If the bill becomes law, California would be the first state in the nation to require such protections.
California Governor Signs Package of Juvenile Justice Bills
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a slate of seven juvenile justice bills into law on Wednesday, highlighting a push for sentencing reform and greater support for the rights of youth and families involved with the justice system.
Rights Relinquished: How 25 Hours Became 21 Years for Jerome Dixon
A California bill seeks to protect the rights of minors in high-pressure interrogation situations during criminal investigations. On July 25th, 1990, the course of Jerome Dixon’s life changed forever. After 25 hours of interrogation, the then 17-year-old Oakland youth would find himself sentenced to decades in prison.
Round-up of California Juvenile Justice Legislation for 2016
Originally published by Witness LA from September 28 to October 4. This was part of a longer round-up of California legislation on Witness LA. Juvenile Justice Data-Gathering A bill that aims to standardize the way California’s local probation departments gather and report data on the kids in the juvenile justice system, AB 1998, made it past Gov.
California Bill Says a 10-Year-Old Cannot Waive Miranda Rights
Early one morning in 2011, a 10-year-old Riverside boy named Joseph woke up, went downstairs and grabbed a .357 revolver from his parents’ bedroom closet. He walked over to the living-room couch where his white supremacist father was sleeping off a night of drinking and shot him in the head.