BALTIMORE (AP) — Teenagers awaiting trial on adult charges in Baltimore are being kept in solitary confinement for far too long — up to 143 days in one case, according to a highly critical review by the U.S. Justice Department's Division of Civil Rights.
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) The Maharashtra State Commission for Child Rights (MSCCR) has asked police to file an FIR against Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan for using foul language in the presence of children after an IPL match at Wankhede Stadium in 2012. "A.N. Tripathi, Secretary, MSCCR issued the orders two days ago (March 18) […]
A businessman at the center of a Pennsylvania juvenile justice scandal has agreed to pay at least $4.75 million to settle a lawsuit filed by youths sent to his detention centers by a judge in a "kids ...
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Despite objections from a parliamentary committee, the government is going ahead with amendments to the Juvenile Justice Act which will provide for 16-18 year olds, involved in heinous crimes, to be tried as adults. Clarifying the government's stand, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Sunday said that not […]
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Jim Saint Germain was mixed up with drugs and just shy of 16 when he was arrested and sent to a juvenile facility. Things might have been different had he been a year older and tried as an adult.
In India a juvenile under the age of 18 can only be tried by the Juvenile Justice Board. Parents of the woman challenged the order and petitioned the Supreme Court of India, wanting him to be tried as an adult. Speaking to Sky News, India's Minister for Women and Child Development Meneka Gandhi said: "The job […]
Ava was convicted of a DUI when she was 17 and was sentenced to three years of probation after being prosecuted as an adult in Florida—a legal process that she hardly understood, by her own account. I didn't know that you couldn't do any of these things if you have a record," she told Human […]
New Delhi, Feb. 27 (ANI): Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi has, in a written reply to parliament, informed that the government proposes to set up special juvenile police units in every district and city under Section 63(3) of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000.