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Pushed Out and Punished: One Woman's Story Shows How Systems Are Failing Black Girls

Black girls don’t misbehave more, experts say, yet they often receive more severe penalties for the same behavior as white peers. Read more.
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Young People Who Can't Pay Court Fees Are Getting Trapped in the Criminal Justice System

Children across the country aren’t able to leave the juvenile criminal justice system when administrative fines and fees pile up. A new bill in Congress would end this. Read more.
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After 55 Years in Prison, Baton Rouge Man Key to Supreme Court Ruling Again Denied Freedom

Henry Montgomery's victory at the U.S. Supreme Court in 2016 created a way for hundreds of prisoners like him — those convicted of horrific crimes while juveniles — to earn their freedom by demonstrating their rehabilitation since their…
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Justice in America, Episode 13: Juvenile Justice

America has one of the harshest juvenile justice systems on the planet. It is the only country in the world that sentences children to life without parole. On this episode, we focus on America’s juvenile justice system: what it looks…
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Juvenile Transfer Reform In-Person Training in Daytona Beach

Join the No Place for a Child Coalition to learn more about reforming the system that transfers children into adult courts and prisons. ***LUNCH AND A LIGHT BREAKFAST WILL BE PROVIDED*** RSVP.
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Rodrigo Duterte Seeks to Cut Age of Criminal Responsibility to 12 as Part of Drug War

President Rodrigo Duterte has pushed for the legal age of criminal responsibility in the Philippines to be lowered to just 12, leading to fears children will be increasingly targeted in his violent war on drugs. Duterte has led the campaign…
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Palm Beach County to End Solitary Confinement for Teens in Adult Jails

Palm Beach County is eliminating solitary confinement for juveniles in adult jails. The change comes after Palm Beach County's Sheriff's Office reached a settlement in a federal lawsuit that alleged the practice violated the civil rights…
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DeVos to Rescind Obama-Era Guidance on School Discipline

A federal commission led by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos recommends rescinding Obama-era guidance intended to reduce racial discrimination in school discipline. And, DeVos says, it urges schools to "seriously consider partnering with…
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When Kids Kill

Two were only 13 years old. Three were just a few months shy of turning 18. Four committed their crimes in this decade, and just as many have spent more than 30 years behind bars. At least two sold sex for money. One witnessed his father…
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Sheriff to End Solitary Confinement for Teens at Palm Beach County Jail Under Settlement

Young offenders called it “the box.” It’s where their world at the Palm Beach County jail shrank to a 6-by-12 foot cell — for months. In solitary confinement, no music was allowed. No television. No human contact. Read more.
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FREE Keep Kids Learning Webinar: Advocating for Youth Charge as Adults - November 27, 6:00 PM

KEEP KIDS LEARNING WEBINAR: ADVOCATING FOR YOUTH CHARGED AS ADULTS On Tuesday, November 27 join us for a webinar examining the issue of youth charged as adults. You'll learn key ways you can engage in reform efforts and advocate for youth…
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Positive Youth Outcomes Committee Education Series: Special Education Services

On Nov. 5, 2018 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. (EST) CJCA's Positive Youth Outcomes Committee will host a webinar on putting in place the necessary supports and services that youth with disabilities require in order to achieve optimal progress in…