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New York County Leaders Say Detention Beds are Lacking for 16- and 17-year-olds Accused of Serious Crimes
New York county leaders say there are too few secure detention facilities for teens awaiting trial, but greater capacity could be years away.
Rochester Child Psychiatrist Works with Community Groups to Heal Young Patients Wounded by Violence
In Rochester, child psychiatrist Michael Scharf is part of a team addressing the trauma of youth violence, and how to prevent it.
Colorado Considers a Raise the Age Youth Justice Bill
The House Judiciary Committee last week approved a Colorado bill that would raise the age of criminal responsibility in the state.
Raising The Age of Criminal Prosecution: How Does it Serve Youth and The Public?
The purpose of the Raise the Age law was to ensure that more youth would benefit from the Family Court’s rehabilitative focus and sealed records policies.
Calls to Roll Back Raise the Age Laws Reach NY Statehouse, But Find Little Traction
Amid an uptick in crime in recent years, some New York lawmakers are calling to roll back Raise the Age laws that keep teens out of adult prisons.
Columbia University Report Reimagines Colorado’s Juvenile Justice Approach
A recent Columbia University report urges Colorado lawmakers to raise the age of eligibility for the state's Youthful Offender System, among other recommendations.
New York City Mayor’s Plan to Address Gun Violence Would Roll Back Juvenile Justice Reforms, Critics Say
One aspect of New York City Mayor Eric Adams' plan to end gun violence would roll back recent juvenile justice reforms, critics say.
North Carolina Raises the Floor for Prosecution to 8 Years Old
Six- and 7-year-olds accused of committing felonies in North Carolina will no longer be prosecuted in criminal court under a juvenile justice bill Gov. Roy Cooper signed on Aug. 30.