AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A sweeping nonpartisan study released Thursday suggests Texas can be a model for improving juvenile justice systems nationwide, concluding that the state's dramatic shift away from sending youths to detention facilities has coincided with a sharp drop in crime committed by young people.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Marian Wright Edelman, president of the Children's Defense Fund responds to Governor Andrew Cuomo's announcement of a new package of juvenile justice reforms that would raise the age when youths would automatically be charged, tried and incarcerated in the adult criminal justice system from 16 years old to […]
A lady lawmaker wants to reduce minors' minimum age of criminal liability from 16 years old to a mere nine years old, if only to protect them from being used as tools by crime syndicates. Davao del Sur 1st district Rep. Mercedes Cagas penned and filed House Bill (HB) No. 5183, which seeks to lower […]
WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Office of Justice Program's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) announced today the launch of the National Mentoring Resource Center. OJJDP established the Center to support effective youth mentoring programs and healthy youth development.The National Mentoring Resource Center has three components: an interactive ...
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday directed the central government to appoint the chairman and the members of the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights as same was dysfunctional on account of their absence.
When Congress passed a law in 2003 aimed at ending sexual assault in U.S. prisons, jails and juvenile detention centers, survivors like Jan Lastocy were hopeful that it would help solve the long-ignored problem.
By David DeKok HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has declared unconstitutional a requirement that all sex offenders who were juveniles at the time of their crimes must stay on the so-called Megan’s Law Registry for life, adding it was also unnecessary for public safety. In a 5-1 ruling hailed by juvenile justice […]