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50th Anniversary of In re Gault

Last week, the Office of the Public Defender for the Ninth Judicial Circuit and the League of Women Voters of Orange County celebrated the 50th anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision In re Gault. The program began with Gault:…
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CLE Webinar: Ending the School to Prison Pipeline

January 18th from 2pm to 4pm: A juvenile record is a gateway to mass incarceration. How do we stop the school-to-prison pipeline? An average of $33,000 is spent on an incarcerated individual. Imagine if we could reinvest those dollars…

The Kansas City Star: “Throwaway Kids: We are Sending More Foster Kids to Prison Than College”

Read More @ The Kansas City Star - https://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/article238206754.html

Report: Florida’s Education and Juvenile Justice Systems Are Failing Black Girls

The Children's Campaign - Report: Florida’s Education and Juvenile Justice Systems Are Failing Black Girls New research by the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center, Sounding the Alarm: Criminalization of Black Girls in Florida, finds…

Slate: “Why Kids Join Gangs”

This report is part of Kids Imprisoned, a project produced by the Carnegie-Knight News21 initiative, a national investigative reporting project by top college journalism students and recent graduates from across the country. It is headquartered…
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Teen Court offers alternative to first-time youth offenders

When teenagers are arrested in Orange County, they might catch a break - if it’s their first arrest and the crime is a misdemeanor such as theft, vandalism and battery or a minor felony like grand theft auto or burglary. The State Attorney’s…

Where Do We Go From Here: Juvenile Defense Post COVID-19

Last week, the Southern Juvenile Defender Center (SJDC) hosted "Where Do We Go From Here: Juvenile Defense Post COVID-19." Watch the webinar here.  
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Zeroing Out Youth Prisons: What the Adult Justice Reform Movement Can Learn from Youth Justice – June 17 at 5 PM

Join Vincent Schiraldi in conversation with Vivian Nixon, Greg Davis, Abdulkadir Ali, and Karl Racine about his new paper from the Square One Executive Session on the Future of Justice Policy: Can we eliminate the youth prison? (And what should…