Category Archives: Media

Growing Up in Locked Down: Youth in Solitary Confinement in Jails and Prisons Across the United States

The title of this post is the title of an important new report issued by Human Rights Watch and the ACLU, which may be summarized as follows: Every day, in jails and prisons across the United States, young people under the … Continue reading

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Changing our Response to Infanticide

My latest column posted at the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange is inspired by recent headlines: The facts are still coming in. All we know is what the media is reporting: a newborn is dead, a 14 year-old girl has been … Continue reading

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Playground to Prison Infographic from the Campaign for Youth Justice

Please check out these statistics regarding the numbers of youth in the adult criminal justice system.  Powerful. by jasonkillinger. Learn about business intelligence tools. Visit the website of the Campaign for Youth Justice and check out their excellent new PSA … Continue reading

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What You May Have Missed

With the academic year now in full swing at the law school where I teach, I’ve been swamped — classes, juvenile court appearances, faculty meetings (!), etc. In reflecting back on the past week or so, I’ve found a bunch … Continue reading

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The Support of a Mentor

Last week I was driving somewhere (probably carting my kids from one activity or another), and I had the good fortune to hear the following story on our local NPR station, WUNC.  I previously posted  about the first installment of this … Continue reading

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Middle School Moment

The title of this post is the title of the excellent video below that Frontline produced on the school dropout crisis.  For anyone who works with young adolescents, its message will resonate, as we learn to identify the signs in … Continue reading

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Maya Angelou: I’m a Rainbow in Somebody’s Cloud

Dr. Maya Angelou was a keynote speaker at the Children’s Defense Fund National Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio on July 25, 2012 . The poem she recited was the prelude to the National and Racial Healing Town Hall plenary session that … Continue reading

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Lessons from Death Row Inmates: Reform the Juvenile Justice System

What happens before a murder? In looking for ways to reduce the number of death penalty cases, David R. Dow realized that a surprising number of death row inmates had similar biographies.  In discussing the need for comprehensive intervention for … Continue reading

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Judge Michael Corriero Interviewed by Governor Paterson on NY Raise the Age Campaign

I just listened to an informative and inspiring conversation that Judge Michael Corriero, Executive Director and Founder of the New York Center for Juvenile Justice, had with Gov. Paterson last week, which is available here. They spoke about an issue that … Continue reading

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Video available for NBC Story on Maya Angelou Academy

Earlier this week I posted a piece on an upcoming NBC story on Maya Angelou Academy, located within a D.C. youth correctional facility. Here is the link to the six-minute story.  It’s very sensitively done, includes interviews with the school’s … Continue reading

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