Category Archives: Organizations

MacArthur Grant for Northwestern Law’s Children and Family Justice Center

Legal education is under attack — and rightly so.  Corporate law firms are downsizing.  State budgets are shrinking.  Non-profits are shutting their doors, and student debt is exploding.  In this climate, those of us who are engaged in training our … Continue reading

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Ending the School-to-Prison Pipeline: Senate Subcommittee Hearing

      As many of you know, yesterday the U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights held a hearing on ending the school-to-prison pipeline. A full webcast of the hearing, which was chaired by Senator Dick Durbin, in addition … Continue reading

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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

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Celebrating the Holidays Behind Bars: Ideas for Connecting with Justice-Involved Youth

The title of this post is the title of a post by our friends at Reclaiming Futures that features the Holiday Event Toolkit from the Campaign for Youth Justice.  The Toolkit provides a comprehensive 25 page step-by-step guide for how to … Continue reading

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A Holiday Gift from Me to You. Really!

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

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Overhaul the Juvenile Justice System: Accountability without Criminalization

A new federally commissioned report led by University of Virginia law professor Richard Bonnie lays out a blueprint to reform the nation’s juvenile justice system to better hold youth offenders accountable, prevent recidivism and ensure adolescent offenders are treated fairly. The report, … Continue reading

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The High Cost of a Youth Arrest

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

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Infographic on the Criminalization of Poor D.C. Youth

From our friends at D.C. Lawyers for Youth (DCLY): DC Lawyers for Youth (DCLY) has launched a capital-wide campaign to reach out to kids, families, policymakers, practitioners and systems administrators to communicate the error in spending and judgement when it … Continue reading

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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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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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