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Category Archives: Delinquency
MacArthur Foundation Program Honors Juvenile Justice Reform Achievements of Rutgers-Newark Law Professor
I was thrilled to see this press release from Rutgers Law School announcing that the wonderful clinical law professor, Laura Cohen, was being honored for her work on behalf of juveniles: Laura Cohen, Clinical Professor of Law at Rutgers School … Continue reading
As we celebrate Thanksgiving and enter the holiday season, I am reminded of our annual family tradition, one that I imagine is shared by many across the United States. After gathering around the table with our plates piled high with … Continue reading
Recently D.C. Lawyers for Youth calculated that it cost $1000 to arrest and detain a youth in Washington, D.C., even though most young people are arrested for nonviolent offenses and fewer than half are actually charged with a crime. Here … Continue reading
My latest op-ed — also published via the Huffington Post and Youth Today: DURHAM, N.C. — The local detention center where my juvenile clients are held while their cases are pending is called the “Youth Home.” The irony of the label is … Continue reading
My latest piece for the Huffington Post: “School is just a waiting room to prison.” ~ African-American teenager, Washington, D.C. If you sit in juvenile delinquency court long enough, you notice a few things. Most of the kids are black … Continue reading
If you’re a regular reader, you know that the topic of girls in the juvenile justice system is one that concerns me greatly. The title of this post is the title of this short piece by Carrie Johnson of NPR: The … Continue reading
OJJDP’s National Girls Institute (NGI) has released “Voices From the Field: Findings From the NGI Listening Sessions.” Stakeholders—at-risk or justice system-involved girls, parents and caregivers, and practitioners—who attended listening sessions that NGI held across the nation informed the report. The … Continue reading
The title of this post is the title of my latest op-ed at the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange. It opens like this: A couple of weeks ago, I was in juvenile delinquency court and as often happens, a particular case … Continue reading
The title of this post is the title of an excellent article by Maggie Lee at Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, which follows up on the stunning Department of Justice report issued last month on the Mississippi school district. This is … Continue reading