Juvenile Justice

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ABA House takes on domestic violence, executions at Midyear Meeting

Constitutional Law

Citing landmark ‘Gault’ case, DOJ files framework for deciding if juveniles have adequate counsel


14-year-old arrested after dad finds murder contract that the youth allegedly wrote


Police award helped teen offender reinvent himself as a future law student

ABA Midyear

ABA urges adequate legal representation for unaccompanied immigrant minors

ABA Midyear

Should juveniles be shackled in court or sentenced to life without parole? ABA leaders weigh in

President's Message

Early involvement, education are keys to keeping kids on track for productive lives

Criminal Justice

Arrested Florida teen helps save life of officer booking him into jail; see the video

Juvenile Justice

Boy, 9, is arrested for failure to appear on gum-stealing charge; prosecutor regrets ‘mistake’

Juvenile Justice

State supreme court nixes lifetime registration for juvenile sex offenders

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