421 ABA Journal Juvenile Justice articles.
Oct 22, 2019 3:55 PM CDT
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9-year-old boy is charged with murder
A 9-year-old boy in central Illinois has been charged with arson and five counts of murder for allegedly causing a mobile home fire in…
Oct 11, 2019 3:13 PM CDT
Judge tosses murder charge against 9-year-old boy
A murder defendant cried and hugged his father after Michigan Judge David Tomlinson tossed a murder charge against him Friday. The defendant was…
Sep 30, 2019 4:25 PM CDT
Sep 26, 2019 11:27 AM CDT
Lawyers working in the field of criminal justice reform, restorative justice and cyber harassment are among this year’s 26 MacArthur Foundation “genius grant” winners.
The winners will each receive a…
Sep 25, 2019 1:00 PM CDT
School resource officer fired after arresting two 6-year-olds
A school resource officer has been fired by the Orlando Police Department after arresting two 6-year-old children Thursday. Officials initially said the…
Sep 23, 2019 4:30 PM CDTamicus brief filed Tuesday, the ABA urged the U.S. Supreme Court to recognize that juveniles’ “diminished culpability and greater prospects for reform” separate them from adults and that those whose crimes “reflect transient immaturity, rather than irreparable corruption” should not face life in prison.
Aug 28, 2019 12:55 PM CDT
Jul 24, 2019 9:40 AM CDT
In a self-imposed Sisyphean task, the team at Measures for Justice travels the U.S. unearthing, collecting and publishing criminal justice data. Today, Christian Gossett, district attorney for Winnebago County, Wisconsin, says more people are being released quicker pretrial, and he’s working with researchers to improve equity in diversion, thanks to the initial data made available by Measures for Justice.
Jun 18, 2019 6:30 AM CDT
Attorney William Horton says his family is probably a bit different than most. And that difference has changed him, as a lawyer, as a citizen and as a human being.
Jun 13, 2019 6:30 AM CDT
In many school districts in New Mexico, juveniles with disabilities are disproportionately referred to police, according to an analysis of federal data by an investigative reporting group.
At least 29…
May 14, 2019 1:55 PM CDT
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit claiming that the Defender Association of Philadelphia discriminated against a public defender who experienced mental health issues partly from representing sex…
May 1, 2019 7:30 AM CDT
A class action lawsuit, pending in federal court for the Central District of California, alleges that the Riverside County Probation Department violates youths’ due process rights, their Fourth Amendment right to be free from unlawful searches and seizures and their First Amendment right to associate with others. The ACLU argues that placement on “informal” probation leaves juveniles worse off than no intervention at all. One reason is that information gleaned through the program can be used against juveniles in future court cases; another is that children who participate in the program are presumed ineligible for diversion if they’re subsequently arrested.
May 1, 2019 2:25 AM CDT
A 72-year-old Louisiana inmate who was 17 when he killed a sheriff’s deputy must remain in prison, despite his U.S. Supreme Court victory in January 2016.
Parole was denied for…
Apr 17, 2019 7:00 AM CDT