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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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A Boy Among Men: What Happens When You Throw a Teenager into an Adult Prison? Guess.

Three years ago, the young man who would later be known as John Doe 1 shuffled into the Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility in Ionia, Michigan. The town of 11,000 residents, which sits in the remote center of the state, houses five prisons,…
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Former Judge Calls for Changes to Juvenile Justice Center

A retired Central Florida judge is calling for changes at the Orange Regional Juvenile Detention Center. Her call is prompted by a handful of recent incidents over the past year, including fights and the alleged assault of a teenage girl…
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"We the Defenders": National Association for Public Defense Investigator and Social Worker/Sentencing Advocates Conference - November 26-29

"We the Defenders": National Association for Public Defense Investigator and Social Worker/Sentencing Advocates Conference These conferences will feature nationally recognized faculty in a mix of plenary sessions, simultaneous sessions and…
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Guard Sexually Assaulted Girl at Juvenile Jail in Orange County, Sheriff's Office Says - The Orlando Sentinel

Juvenile corrections officer was arrested today for the sexual assault of a 17-year-old girl at the Orange Regional Juvenile Detention Center. Read more.
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The Silence: The Legacy of Childhood Trauma - The New Yorker

In this piece, Pulitzer Prize winning author Junot Díaz reveals his struggles with childhood trauma and sexual violence. Read more.
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Sexual Assault in Schools

By Sarah Krantz, Esq. In a four-year period from 2011 to 2015, the Associated Press (AP) investigated, supplemented by federal crime data, sexual assaults that were occurring inside of schools and found almost 17,000 official reports.[i]…