ABA Journal

Juvenile Justice

452 ABA Journal Juvenile Justice articles.

State Backs Down in Jena 6 Case

The prosecution in a controversial case against one of the so-called Jena Six defendants has accepted a Louisiana appellate court ruling that he should be tried as a juvenile.

Mychal…

FBI Investigates White Backlash re Jena

A white backlash reportedly is under way against six African-American high school students in Jena, La., who are being prosecuted in what many perceive as a racially discriminatory manner.

The…

Discipline Study: Schools Unfair to Blacks

Nationwide statistics show that African-American students are disciplined far more than they should be, based on their percentage in the overall public school population. Yet the federal office charged with…

Child, 9, Accused in Toddler’s Death

A 9-year-old boy has been accused of beating a toddler in the head at a New Jersey day-care center and causing his death.

The child was charged with the juvenile…

House Ethics Bill Passes in 411-8 Vote

Legislation hailed as the most sweeping Congressional ethics reform since the Watergate era of the 1970s passed the House of Representatives by an overwhelming 411-8 majority yesterday and appears poised…

Gang Issues Up as ‘Boston Miracle’ Fades

Back in the 1990s, Sinbad from the X-men, the Mayor from Castlegate, and Butch from Intervale were hailed as critical components of the “Boston Miracle,” an innovative crime-fighting effort featuring…

Diversity Issue Heats Up in Miami Courts

A simmering controversy over a series of insensitive remarks recently made by Miami area judges has heated up further, following the resignation of a Broward County jurist chairing the court’s…

Girls in Jail Need Beauty, Kind Words

Throughout the country, prisons are run in a paramilitary manner that seems to work for men. But it’s not nearly as effective for young women, experts believe.

So, as the…

Ghana: British Girls, 16, Smuggled Drugs

Two 16-year-old girls in London told their parents they were taking a short trip across the English Channel to France in late June for a six-day school trip.

In fact,…

Police: Mom Drove Son, 14, to Murder

Too young to drive, a 14-year-old gang member in California allegedly was chauffeured by his mother, along with six buddies, to a Long Beach park on June 25 in order…

Girl, 11, in DUI Case, Clocks 100 in Chase

An 11-year-old Florida girl has been charged with drunken driving after a high-speed chase in Alabama in which she clocked more than 100 mph before sideswiping another vehicle and crashing…

Children Kidnap Tot, Mom Foils Plot

Two girls, age 10 and 12, are being held by Enid, Okla., authorities for allegedly breaking into a neighboring home as Sheila Wells slept, kidnapping her 1-year-old son, Brandon, at…

Illinois: Young Sex Offenders Not on List

Effectively admitting that it made a mistake two years ago, the Illinois legislature passed a law yesterday saying that juveniles convicted of sex offenses no longer have to register publicly…

Shackled 10-year-old Convicted of Fla. Felony

Standing before a Florida judge in an oversize white prison jumpsuit and shackles, a 10-year-old boy was convicted of aggravated battery yesterday for throwing a brick at a homeless man.

66 Texas Youth Workers Had Arrest Records

Sixty-six employees at the Texas Youth Commission have been fired because they had felony arrest records, according to a state official leading an investigation.

Among them were a case manager…

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