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California Supreme Court Upholds Law That Keeps Youth Younger Than 16 Out of Adult Court
The California Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a landmark state law that prevents 14- and 15-year-olds from being sent to the adult prison system, overcoming a two-year appeal from top prosecutors.
Raise the Age: Where Legislation Stands in The Final Three States
Georgia, Texas and Wisconsin are the last three states that still view all 17-year-olds as adults in the eyes of the law, and proposals are moving through each of their legislatures that would raise the minimum age to 18 except for the most violent crimes.
The Virtues of Virtual
Since last March, judges and lawyers in youth and family courts across New York state have been scrambling, like judicial officers around the country, to keep their cases moving along on virtual platforms.
$1 Million to Fund New Phase of Fight Against Solitary Confinement for Youth
A nearly $1 million charitable contribution to the national campaign to end the use of solitary confinement on youth in adult and juvenile detention will enable backers to launch several new approaches to that effort.
Historic Board Vote Transforms Policing in Los Angeles Schools
In a historic move, the Los Angeles Unified School District board voted Tuesday to transform its school police force, eliminating more than 100 positions and stationing the remaining officers off campus.
States Jump on New Chance to Target Most-Vulnerable Youth for Job Training
As the pandemic continues to hobble a devastated economy, two Western states are working to make sure that federal funds available for helping young people get jobs reach those who have grown up in the foster care and juvenile justice systems.
Los Angeles Unified Explores Alternatives to School Police
More than half a year after voting to slash $25 million from its school police department, the Los Angeles Unified School District board will decide on Tuesday how to use that money to support Black students and promote safety on campus.
Houston Region Funds Community-Based Alternatives to Youth Incarceration
In the third-most-populous county in America, the time for merely talking about youth justice reform is over.
Youth Justice Advocates, Attorneys Plot Path Forward In Biden Era
On Friday, one of the nation’s preeminent scientists on race and policing and a top juvenile public defender in Washington, D.C., had a public discussion that started with a controversial, yet familiar policing scenario.
Calls for Reform Follow Rochester Police Pepper-Spraying a 9-Year-Old Girl
The response to Rochester police handcuffing and pepper-spraying a fourth-grade girl has been swift: New York state and local lawmakers are joining youth justice advocates to demand systemic changes in how police treat kids.