Georgia District Court Rules Youth in Adult Jail Are Entitled to Special Education Services

5/18/2022

Georgia District Court Rules Youth in Adult Jail Are Entitled to Special Education Services

Georgia youth detained in adult jail will soon have access to special education services, following a recent ruling by a U.S. District Court.

5/9/2022

America’s New Juvenile Justice Leader; Reasonable Efforts in Child Welfare with Judge Len Edwards

On this week’s podcast, we discuss the Justice Department’s entry into the legal battle on trans medicine for youth; Biden’s new juvenile justice leader, decarceration advocate Liz Ryan; and the first state in decades to pursue lowering the age of its juvenile justice system.

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5/5/2022

Decarceration Advocate Liz Ryan to Lead Juvenile Justice for Biden Administration

Liz Ryan, the founder of Youth First Initiative and the Campaign for Youth Justice, has been appointed by President Joe Biden to lead the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP).

Staff Abuse Children and Incite Violence at ‘Deplorable’ Tennessee Detention Center, Report Finds

5/3/2022

Staff Abuse Children and Incite Violence at ‘Deplorable’ Tennessee Detention Center, Report Finds

Teenagers at a Tennessee detention facility have been sexually abused, locked in isolation cells for 23 hours a day and set up by staff to fight each other, two prominent advocacy groups have found.

Widespread Condemnation of 8-year-old Boy’s Treatment by Syracuse Police Continues

4/26/2022

Widespread Condemnation of 8-year-old Boy’s Treatment by Syracuse Police Continues

In New York, activist groups, residents and Gov. Kathy Hochul reacted last week to a video of Syracuse police detaining an 8-year-old boy.

L.A.’s Mis-Investment in Youth Incarceration

4/25/2022

L.A.’s Mis-Investment in Youth Incarceration 

Youth in Los Angeles County shouldn't be imprisoned, they deserve to be invested in, write Tommy Morris and Julio Marcial.

New York Governor Rejects Legislature’s Proposals to Boost Child Welfare Funding

4/14/2022

New York Governor Rejects Legislature’s Proposals to Boost Child Welfare Funding

The recently passed New York state budget did not include funding increases for foster care prevention or Family Court attorneys.

Texas Judges Aim to Better Serve Teens Caught Between Foster Care and Juvenile Justice

3/31/2022

Texas Judges Aim to Better Serve Teens Caught Between Foster Care and Juvenile Justice

In an aim to better serve dual status youth, three county courts in Texas will use a "one family, one judge" model for children involved with the child welfare and youth justice systems.

3/22/2022

A Longtime Oakland Educator Speaks to the Vital Role of School for Youth Leaving Lockups

Hattie Tate has been an educator in the Bay Area for the past quarter century and for the last decade, she's connected youth leaving detention to education and other resources.