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Category Archives: Race, Class, Ethnicity
Should juveniles have more, fewer, the same or different procedural rights than are accorded to adults? This question, posed by Professor Arnold Loewy for a panel at the 2013 Texas Tech Law Review Symposium on Juveniles and Criminal Law, requires … Continue reading
As a criminal defense lawyer and the mother of two girls, I have a very effective disciplinary tool at my disposal: I can take just about any undesirable interaction between my daughters and frame it as a crime. If the … Continue reading
While a new report finds that juvenile incarceration rates are declining in the United States, there is more to the story than just the numbers. In this guest post, Jason Langberg, staff attorney with Legal Aid of North Carolina, examines … Continue reading
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
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
My latest column, which also appears in the Huffington Post and Juvenile Justice Information Exchange: During this election season, my young daughters posed many questions that were difficult to answer. What’s the difference between Democrats and Republicans? Do politicians tell … Continue reading
Here is this week’s column, which also appears in the Huffington Post and Juvenile Justice Information Exchange: As with most natural disasters, the attention of the media was initially centered on the havoc wrecked by Hurricane Sandy. We were drawn … 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
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
Richard LeDonne, a research assistant for Data Resource Center for Child & Adolescent Health, used their data to create the powerful infographic that appears below. He offers this as background: Across the board, children living in poverty in the U.S. … Continue reading