New York is poised to raise the minimum age of arrest from seven to 12.

6/11/2021

New York Votes to Raise the Minimum Age of Arrest From Seven to 12, Reform Awaits Cuomo’s Signature

The New York Legislature passed a historic justice reform that bars the arrest and prosecution of children under age 12. The reform awaits Gov. Andrew Cuomo's signature.

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6/10/2021

New York May Soon Bar the Shackling of Children in Family Court

New York is poised to prohibit the use of handcuffs, shackles, straitjackets and other hardware restraints on those 21 and younger appearing in family court.

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Groups are urging the Biden administration to discourage states from collecting fines and fees from incarcerated youth.

6/9/2021

Groups Urge Justice Department to Reinstate Obama Stance on Juvenile Fines, Fees

Groups are urging the Biden administration to discourage states from charging fees and fines to incarcerated juveniles, saying they unfairly load debt on low-income youth and their families.

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Gordon Bazemore, one of the pioneers of restorative justice, a reconciliation-based system of addressing criminal behavior, has died.

6/8/2021

Restorative Justice Pioneer Gordon Bazemore Remembered

Gordon Bazemore, a pioneer of restorative justice, a reconciliation-based system of addressing criminal behavior, has died.

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6/3/2021

Vermont Governor Vetoes Bill to Withhold Older Youth Offenders’ Names

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott has vetoed a measure that would have required police to withhold from the public the identity of juvenile offenders under the age of 20 unless or until they are charged with a felony.

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President Joe Biden's first proposed budget would put millions toward things like alternatives to youth incarceration.

5/28/2021

Biden’s First Proposed Budget Puts Millions Toward Alternatives to Youth Incarceration, Equity in Child Welfare

Youth Services Insider will delve further into the first budget proposed by President Joe Biden in the coming weeks, but wanted to list off a few notable items that jumped off the page from child welfare and juvenile justice.

Freedom Earned: Part 2 of Corey Glassman's story.

5/27/2021

Earning Freedom

Corey Glassman spent decades in adult prisons for a murder he committed as a teen. To earn back his freedom, both he and the juvenile justice system had to change.

COVID testing low in New York's youth prisons

5/27/2021

‘Unconscionable:’ Suspected Cases of COVID-19 Far More Widespread Than Previously Known in New York’s Youth Prisons, While Vaccinations Lag

New York's juvenile justice system publicly reports low numbers of COVID-19 cases. Unreleased records suggest the virus spread further among youth and staff.

California's youth prisons like the Ventura Youth Correctional Facility will begin phasing out in July, 2021.

5/24/2021

As California Counties Add Youth Offenders, Advocates Want Strong State Oversight

As a July 1 date approaches to halt admissions at California's youth prison system, some say the governor’s office has not invested enough.