Prop. 57 Wins at Ballot Box: California Voters Pass Measure to Keep Youth Out of Adult Courts

On Tuesday, California voters signed off on a ballot measure that will reform some of its criminal sentencing policies, including overturning a law that has led to the prosecution of thousands of youth in adult courts since 2003.

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National Study of Juvenile Transfers: Good and Bad News

Anyone who reads our Youth Services Insider column with regularity knows our position on the blind spots of research when it comes to system-involved youth. In child welfare, it’s what happens after adoptions are finalized.

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YSI: National Partnership for Juvenile Services, Day Two

Day Two of the National Partnership for Juvenile Services annual symposium. It’s Youth Services Insider’s last day in Louisville, the city that bourbon built. As a UConn basketball fan, it’s been painful to walk by the home court of our rival and current national champion on the walk to the conference every day from our room at the EconoLodge.


Liz Ryan Leaving Campaign for Youth Justice

Liz Ryan, a prominent national juvenile justice advocate focused on the removal of juveniles from the adult criminal justice system, will step down from the helm of an organization she founded eight years ago in December.

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Fed Study on Juveniles in Adult Court Delayed Until At Least 2015

In 2009, the Bureau of Justice Statistics solicited bids for the Survey of Juveniles Charged in Adult Criminal Courts, which was to assess several aspects of case processing for minors who were charged as adults for their crimes.