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Short Documentary Explores History—and Present—of the Juvenile Justice System - Color Lines

The Youth First Initiative has released a short documentary on the history of the juvenile justice system, which special emphasis on racial disparities that continue into the present. Read more.
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Juvenile Law Center Releases New Report on Solitary Confinement in Juvenile Facilities

Last week, the Juvenile Law Center released its new report, Unlocking Youth: Legal Strategies to End Solitary Confinement in Juvenile Facilities. The report was able to make a number of findings: The use of solitary confinement in juvenile…
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Federal Judge Rules Conditions at Wisconsin Facilities Unconstitutional, Violate Fourteenth Amendment

A federal judge in Wisconsin ruled that the use of solitary confinement, pepper spray, and restraints violate the Fourteenth Amendment rights of inmates at two juvenile facilities. Read more.
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A Look Back at the Juvenile Justice System Before There Was Gault - Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

Yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of the landmark  decision In re Gault, in which U.S. Supreme Court held that juvenile defendants in a delinquency proceeding are entitled to certain due process rights. But what were juvenile delinquency…
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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:…