Juvenile Justice

Criminal Justice

FBI director: Agent’s fake claim to be AP reporter ‘appropriate’; news agency outraged

Internet Law

FBI faked Associated Press news story to identify teen suspect in high school bomb-threats case

Juvenile Justice

Boy, 10, is charged as an adult with homicide in death of woman, 90

Juvenile Justice

Truancy crackdown is linked to spike in youth confinement rate in West Virginia

First Amendment

Teen’s Facebook photos with Jesus statue lead to desecration charge

Education Law

Parents make bullying claim over mug shot T-shirt of teen worn to high school soccer game

Criminal Justice

Teens charged in alleged school shooting plot; probe included Internet surveillance

Trials & Litigation

Juvenile judge facing felony case goes off on special prosecutor, says she cannot get a fair trial

ABA Journal Podcast

How do we fix the school-to-prison pipeline? (podcast with transcript)

Legal Ethics

Former youth court judge disciplined but can’t be kept from being re-elected to bench


Schools start to rethink zero tolerance policies


Police refuse to execute warrant for photos of youth’s erection in sexting case

Criminal Justice

Sheriff’s employees punished after teens are left in courthouse lockup without food or toilet paper

Constitutional Law

Civil rights groups sue feds to get lawyers for juveniles in deportation hearings

Criminal Justice

Girl, 12, charged in ‘Slender Man’ attempted-murder case is incompetent, doctors agree

Criminal Justice

Lawyers for girls, 12, charged in murder-attempt case seek transfer to juvenile court

Criminal Justice

2 girls, 12, face first-degree murder-attempt case; police say they hoped to please horror character

Juvenile Justice

Out of 257 Chicago-area juveniles charged as adults over a 2-year period, 1 was white

Your ABA

Racial imbalance feeds school-to-prison pipeline

Criminal Justice

Man fleeing police with juvenile detention escapee crashed into courthouse, news reports say