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Vermont Public Workers Union Demands Secure Facility for Incarcerated Youth
Vermont has no secure place to hold severely troubled youth who previously would have been housed in the Woodside Juvenile Rehabilitation Center, which closed in 2020.
California Lawmaker Adding to Growing Calls for an End to ‘Three Strikes’ Laws for Teens
California is the only state where the three strikes laws apply to 16- or 17-year-olds who commit crimes, impacting them for years.
New Responses Emerge on 18- to 25-Year Olds Who Commit Crimes
The field of emerging adult justice is new in the U.S. but the research that informs this field is well-established, write the authors.
COVID Cases Triple in California Juvenile Prisons
COVID cases among California’s incarcerated youth have tripled since last week, and at least one youth recently was admitted to a community hospital after experiencing serious symptoms.
New York Governor Signs Legislation Barring Arrest of Children Younger than 12
Legislation signed into law by New York’s governor will bar the arrest of most children younger than 12 years old, a move pushed for years by advocates decrying the state’s overly punitive justice system.
Justice Department: Youths’ Constitutional Rights Violated at Connecticut-run Lockup
A two-year federal probe has uncovered evidence that residents of a state-run juvenile lockup in Connecticut were improperly punished with solitary confinement and systematically deprived of mental health services and schooling.
The Best of The Imprint Weekly Podcast, 2021 Edition
We had some amazing guests join us on The Imprint Weekly Podcast this year, and we reviewed the entire 2021 archive to bring you clips from some of the very best!
Before Labeling Children as “Delinquent,” Consider Their Pasts
The juvenile justice system targets youth of color in foster care with labels like “delinquent” without knowing their full histories, writes Lino Peña-Martinez.