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- 2020 Youth Policy Advances, National Juvenile Justice Network, April 2021.
- Juvenile Life Without Parole: An Overview, The Sentencing Project, April 2021.
- Sounding the Alarm: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Florida, Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center, March 2021.
- Juvenile Justice 2020 Year-End Report, National Conference of State Legislatures, Feb. 2021.
- Injustice in the Lowest Courts: How Municipal Courts Rob America’s Youth, Juvenile Law Center, Feb. 2021.
- Racial Disparities in Youth Incarceration Persist, The Sentencing Project, Feb. 2021.
- Raise the Minimum Age for Trying Children in Juvenile Court, National Juvenile Justice Network, Feb. 2021.
- Winning the Campaign: State Trends in Fighting the Treatment of Children As Adults in the Criminal Justice System (2005-2020), Campaign for Youth Justice, 2020.
- Learned Helplessness, Criminalization, and Victimization in Vulnerable Youth, The Square One Project, Dec. 2020.
- Conditions of Confinement for Incarcerated Youth Age 15 to 21 at Manson Youth Institution and York Correctional Institution, Office of the Child Advocate, Nov. 2020.
- California’s County Juvenile Lockups: Expensive, Overutilized, and Unaccountable, Pacific Juvenile Defender Center and Youth Law Center, Nov. 2020.
- Demanding a More Mature Miranda for Kids, DC Justice Lab and Georgetown Juvenile Justice Initiative, Oct. 2020.
- Assessing Juvenile Diversion Reforms in Kentucky, Urban Institute, Sept. 2020.
- 2020 National State Ratings Report: Human Rights Protections for Children in the U.S. Justice System, Human Rights for Kids, October 2020.
- Advancing Youth Justice: An Assessment of Access to and Quality of Juvenile Defense Counsel in Oregon, National Juvenile Defender Center, September 2020.
- Rethinking the Role of the Juvenile Justice System: Improving Youth’s School Attendance and Education Outcomes, The Council of State Governments Justice Center, Sept. 2020.
- Fail: School Policing in Massachusetts, Citizens for Juvenile Justice, 2020.
- Sticker Shock 2020: The Cost of Youth Incarceration, Justice Policy Institute, July 2020.
- Juvenile Life Without Parole: An Overview, The Sentencing Project, Feb. 2020.
- Youth Sentenced to Life Imprisonment, The Sentencing Project, Oct. 2019.
- State-Led Juvenile Justice Systems Improvement, Urban Institute, May 2018
- Black Disparities in Youth Incarceration, The Sentencing Project, September 2017
- Juvenile InJustice: Charging Youth as Adults is Ineffective, Biased, and Harmful, Human Impact Partners, February 2017.
- Beyond Bars: Keeping Young People Safe At Home and Out of Youth Prisons, National Collaboration for Youth, December 2016.
- Racial Disparities in Youth Commitments and Arrests, The Sentencing Project, April 2016.
- Declines in Youth Commitments and Facilities in the 21st Century, The Sentencing Project, December 2015.
- Maltreatment of Youth in U.S. Juvenile Corrections Facilities, The Annie E. Casey Foundation, June 2015.
- Law Enforcement's Leadership Role in Juvenile Justice Reform: Actionable Recommendations for Practice & Policy, International Association of Chiefs of Police, July 2014.
- Slow to Act: State Responses to 2012 Supreme Court Mandate on Life Without Parole, The Sentencing Project, June 2014.
- Engaging Juvenile Justice System-Involved Families, National Council on Crime & Delinquency, May 2014.
- Supervision Strategies for Justice-Involved Youth, National Council on Crime & Delinquency, May 2014.
- Close to Home: Strategies to Place Young People in Their Communities, National Council on Crime & Delinquency, May 2014.
- Stakeholders' Views on the Movement to Reduce Youth Incarceration, National Council on Crime & Delinquency, April 2014.
- Using Bills and Budgets to Further Reduce Youth Incarceration, National Council on Crime & Delinquency, March 2014.
- Kids Doing Time for What's Not a Crime, Texas Public Policy Foundation, March 2014.
- Disproportionate Minority Contact In The Juvenile Justice System, The Sentencing Project, 2014.
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- A Generation Later: What We've Learned about Zero Tolerance in Schools, Vera Institute of Justice, December 2013.
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- Juvenile Justice Reform In Connecticut: How Collaboration and Commitment Have Improved Public Safety and Outcomes for Youth, Justice Policy Institute, February 2013.
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- Suspended Education: Urban Middle Schools in Crisis, Southern Poverty Law Center, September 2010.
Kaitlin Forman, Understanding Juvenile Sex Offenders in Light of Graham v. Florida, Florida Defender, Winter 2013/2014.
Ilona Vila, Barry University's School of Law: Fighting for Florida's Juvenile Defendants, Florida Defender, Winter 2013/2014.
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- New Partners and New Opportunities in The Defense of Children Facing Life Without Parole, March 2014.
- Addressing the Collateral Consequences of Convictions for Young Offenders, July/August 2011.
- An Appeal to Join the Civilized World, July/August 2011.
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- Police Shouldn’t Tag Students as Potential Criminals by Priyam Madhukar, Brennan Center For Justice, Dec. 22, 2020.
- A Wisconsin teen death’s behind bars reveals how children get trapped in the justice system – and how we can stop the cycle by Rory Linnane, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 25, 2020.
- How Schools and the Criminal Justice System Both Fail Students With Disabilities by Daja E. Henry and Kimberly Rapanut, Slate, Oct. 21, 2020.
- Charging Kids as Adults Counterproductive in Maryland by Emily Mooney, The Baltimore Sun, October 2019.
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The War on Kids: How American Juvenile Justice Lost Its Way by Cara H. Drinan, 2018.
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