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What’s the Meaning of “Life” When Sentencing Kids?

Say you’re a teenager who has committed a serious crime, and a judge is about to sentence you to prison for a very long time. How long a sentence would the judge have to hand down for it to feel essentially the same as being sent to prison…
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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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Juvenile Law Center Files Brief Before U.S. Supreme Court to Ensure Protections for Children Facing Fines and Fees

Juvenile Law Center submitted an amicus brief on Wednesday in the United States Supreme Court on behalf of 41 youth advocacy organizations in the case of Tyson Timbs v. State of Indiana. The brief supports Mr. Timbs' position that the U.S.…
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Rise in Juvenile Sexting Spurs Calls for New Strategies - The Crime Report

Sexting, usually defined as sending sexually explicit messages or photographs by mobile phone, continues to be a prevalent behavior among young people, and even appears to be increasing, particularly among older youth, according to a study from…
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In the “Making a Murderer” Case, the Supreme Court Could Help Address the Problem of False Confessions - The New Yorker

Lawyers for Brendan Dassey, whose case is featured in Making a Murderer, have filed petitions with the U.S. Supreme Court. Read more. Briefs Petition for Writ of Ceriorari Respondent's Brief in Opposition Petitioner's Reply Brief Amicus…
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FREE Webinar: Uplifting Youth Voice in Dependency Court, March 27, 10:00 AM

When: March 27, 2018 Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am EST To Register: Please email Rachael Ickes at cwtpreg@pitt.edu with your name, email address, and agency name. Youth Fostering Change, a project at Juvenile Law Center, offers youth…
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Free Webinar: Alternatives to Strip Searches for Youth in the Justice System - Wednesday, September 27 at 2:30-4:00 pm ET

Juvenile Law Center attorneys Natane Eaddy and Karen Lindell with special guest Melanie Shapiro, Director of Juvenile Justice Policy for the Maryland Office of the Public Defender, will discuss alternatives to strip searches for youth in the…