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Sexual Victimization in Juvenile Facilities

By Sarah Krantz, Esq. Although juvenile justice reform has brought about many positive changes in the last few years, there is still room for improvement. One of the major issue that continues to plague the system today is the rate of sexual…
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Child Abuse Deaths Threefold Higher in Poor Communities - Medscape

A new analysis of child abuse deaths nationwide shows that countries with higher concentrations of poverty are more likely to have higher fatality rates. According to one researcher, the results suggest that "the economic atmosphere where a…
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House Apologizes for Dozier School Abuses - The Tallahassee Democrat

Yesterday, the Florida House of Representatives formally apologized for decades of abuse that occurred at the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys, a reform school in Marianna. Read more. Below is a video of Jerry Cooper, who has spent several…
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For a Judge, One Rewarding Day in Miami-Dade’s Juvenile Court - The Miami Herald

Miami-Dade County's Grace Court deals with juvenile trafficking victims. Last week the court saw a major accomplishment from one young girl who is referred to as C.C. for confidentiality. C.C. was brought into the system at the age of 14 after…
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Raise the Age

By Sarah Krantz, Esq.   According to the Campaign for Youth Justice, 250,000 youth are tried, sentenced, or incarcerated as adults each year in the United States.[1] While charging youths under the age of 18 may seem counterintuitive,…
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STUDY: LGBT Youth Are Disproportionately in Jail - The Advocate

A study recently published by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) exposes the harms that LGBTQ youths are at higher risk for incarceration in the juvenile justice system to begin with. Particularly concerning is number of queer…
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Youths Still Dying in Florida Juvenile Detention Centers from Abuse, Neglect - Prison Legal News

After the 2015 death of a juvenile, authorities discovered that correctional officers were placing bounties on youths incarcerated in their facilities. Elord Revolte, 17,was transported to the hospital after being beaten by 15 to 20 inmates.…