Juvenile Justice

Criminal Justice

Manslaughter case against texting teen in boyfriend’s suicide will proceed, judge says

Law in Popular Culture

Teen invited to White House after arrest for bringing homemade clock to school

Education Law

Mechanically inclined teen who brought homemade clock to school is arrested on bomb suspicions

Juvenile Justice

Maryland public defender investigating every juvenile life-without-parole case

Family Law

Couple in court for juvenile hearing accused of leaving girl, 9, barricaded at home in closet

Sentencing / Post-Conviction

Federal judge who gave up his blog is posting again, offering his thoughts on sentence reform

Report from Governmental Affairs

Reauthorization bill seeks to update a key juvenile justice law after more than 10 years

Supreme Court Report

Those convicted as juveniles who are serving life without parole hope the court will go back in time

Criminal Justice

Dad who let 15-year-old drive gets prison time after fatal accident

Juvenile Justice

Why girls charged in Slender Man stabbing at age 12 will be tried as adults

Annual Meeting

Commissioners speak on the future of justice on American Indian land

U.S. Supreme Court

Ban life-without-parole sentences for juveniles retroactively, ABA urges SCOTUS

Family Law

Judge orders ‘brainwashed’ kids to live in juvenile facility for refusing to interact with their dad

Your ABA

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