Monthly Archives: July 2012

Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth: Standing Together to End Death in Prison for Children

One of my favorite non-profits is the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth (CFSY), a national organization dedicated to ending the practice of incarcerating juveniles in prison for life without the possibility of parole.  CFSY, directed by the wonderful Jody … Continue reading

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Promise Unfulfilled: Juvenile Justice in America

In partnership with several juvenile justice advocates around the country, Cathryn Crawford, a national expert in juvenile and criminal justice, has edited a new book entitled Promise Unfulfilled: Juvenile Justice in America (IDEA 2012). Through a combination of original and reprinted articles … Continue reading

Posted in Adult Court, Advocacy, Books, Criminal /Juvenile Defense, Gender, Juvenile Court, Juveniles, Mental Health, Race, Class, Ethnicity, School to Prison Pipeline, State Laws | 2 Comments

What We Missed

Apologies for the lack of recent posting; I’ve been off the grid this week.  If you ever find yourself missing the blog, however, please remember to check out the Juvenile Justice Blog Facebook page, as there are frequent links there … Continue reading

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Children, Parents, and the Law Casebook GIVE-A-WAY!

The Juvenile Justice Blog has now been in operation for about a month!  We have almost 100 subscribers, nearly 4000 page visits, over 100 “LIKES” on the Facebook page, over 200 Twitter followers, and lots of good coverage by other … Continue reading

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Clara Foltz, Barbara Babcock, and Me

It seems fitting that having written my earlier post about the psyche of the public defender, I would come upon a piece by Professor Barbara Babcock (Stanford) in the current issue of Criminal Justice Magazine based on Clara Foltz, who first developed the … Continue reading

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The Psyche of the Public Defender

Decades ago, when I was in my late twenties, I was living in Boston and working as a public defender, representing indigent folks charged with criminal offenses in district and superior court.  I loved the work, but it was all-consuming … Continue reading

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States Respond to Supreme Court JLWOP Decision — Updated 7.19.12

As states are scrambling to respond to Miller v. Alabama , a number of law review articles have recently come out on Graham v. Florida, the 2010 Supreme Court decision that ended juvenile life without parole sentences for those convicted of … Continue reading

Posted in Adult Court, Analysis, Case Law, Juveniles, Legal Scholarship, Miller v. Alabama, Post-Conviction, Sentencing, State Laws, U.S. Supreme Court, Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Policing School Discipline

The title of this post is the title of a recently published article by my colleague, Professor Catherine Kim (University of North Carolina), who is also the co-author of the excellent book, The School-to-Prison Pipeline: Structuring Legal Reform, a comprehensive study … Continue reading

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Children at the Margins: Poverty, Parental Incarceration, and Delinquency

As folks will discover if you become a regular reader of this blog, I am a parent of two girls, ages ten and twelve.  As you may imagine, given my profession and educational background, my family is extremely privileged — both economically … Continue reading

Posted in Delinquency, Juveniles, Legal Scholarship, Race, Class, Ethnicity, Rehabilitation, Sentencing, Social science, Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Juvenile Justice on Appeal — article now available via SSRN

In the majority of states, juveniles do not have the right to trial by jury in delinquency court.  Instead, their cases, if contested, are decided by a single individual — the judge.  If you practice in juvenile delinquency court long … Continue reading

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