Juvenile Justice


New York City Youth and Supporters Rally for Enhanced Juvenile Justice Rights

Dozens of youth and advocates gathered in the Bronx to voice support for two pivotal youth justice bills headed to the state Legislature.


Is the End of Juvenile Life Without Parole Near?

On this week’s episode we discuss the rebounding of child poverty rates as COVID-19 era fiscal support went away; truth and reconciliation in South Korea; and a potential Supreme Court case over gender-affirming care  Jody Kent Lavy, co-executive director of the Campaign for The Fair Sentencing of Youth, joins to discuss the history of the campaign, the push to end juvenile life without parole sentences and what comes next as more states provide a meaningful chance at freedom.



Supporters Vow To Continue the Work of David Inocencio, Founder of The Beat Within Magazine Written by Incarcerated Youth

Inocencio died in July after three decades of publishing writing and art from inside California juvenile halls and beyond.


Black Attorneys Give Rochester Residents a Rare Chance to Query Juvenile Justice Officials in a Town Hall

Dozens gathered in Rochester, New York, at a rare meeting of parents, community service providers, and attorneys to discuss juvenile justice.


Mother of Teen Paralyzed in Ohio Detention Center Plans to Sue

Mary S. Washington intends to sue Franklin County, Ohio, saying the way guards handled her son after a fight worsened his injuries. 

New Bill Would Help Foster Youth in Washington, D.C., Keep Federal Benefits


Juvenile Court Fees and Costs Are Invisible Shackles That Tether Children to a Broken System 

Authors argue that the fees and costs put on youth involved in the juvenile system are unjust and ineffective


    Teen Held in New York Juvenile Detention Died of Fentanyl Overdose, Lawsuit Says

    Suit alleges employee with more than a dozen prior felony convictions smuggled drugs into the facility and failed to do required check-ins.


    California Invests in Education for Incarcerated Youth 

    Amid historic reforms to California’s youth justice system, the state is investing in higher education for young people in lockups.


    California’s Once-Notorious Youth Prisons Shut Down Today, Accelerating a National Trend

    California’s youth prisons have closed their steel doors for good, marking the end of what was once the nation’s largest youth prison system.