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Juvenile Justice News Archive

"Notion that “Kids are Different” Takes Hold in Youth Justice Policy Reform," by Jody Kent Lavy, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, Dec 31, 2012.

"Opinion: Juvenile Court Reform in Tennessee,"The New York Times, December 31, 2012.

"Deal Signed to Overhaul Juvenile Justice in Tennessee," by Kim Severson, The New York Times, December 17, 2012.

"Opinion: Schoolhouse to Courthouse," by Donna Lieberman, The New York Times, December 8, 2012.

"California Marijuana Decriminalization Drops Youth Crime Rate To Record Low: Study," by Aaron Sankin, Huffington Post, December 1, 2012.

"Controversy over plans by Nebraska parole board to address Miller via commutations," Sentencing Law and Policy, November 28, 2012.

"In Juvenile Detention, Girls Find Health System Geared To Boys," by Jenny Gold, NPR, November 26, 2012.

"Editorial: Juvenile Injustice," The New York Times, November 24, 2012.

"Mass. not moving quickly to address the fate of juvenile killers," by Maggie Mulvihill, Boston Globe, November 19, 2012.

"State courts struggle with Supreme Court ruling on young killers," by David Ovalle, The Miami Herald, November 13, 2012.

"'Conspiracy of Silence' Allowed Judges' Kids-for-Cash Scandal to Occur, Says Author," by Lee Rawles, ABA Journal, November 12, 2012.

"Convicted of Murder at Age 13, Ex-Con Assists Ambitious Juvenile Justice Study," by Debra Cassens Weiss, ABA Journal, November 6, 2012.

"Kids in Cages," by Rose Cahalan, The Alcalde, October 30, 2012.

"U.S. sues Mississippi officials over student arrests," by David Ingram, Reuters, October 24, 2012.

 “Suit alleges 'kangaroo court' juvenile parole system," Jason Meisner, Chicago Tribune, October 24, 2012.

"Proposed Class Action Alleging Juvenile Offender Due Process Violations Is Filed in Illinois," by Stephanie Francis Ward, ABA Journal, October 24, 2012.

"Tough Times For Girls In Juvenile Justice System," by Carrie Johnson, NPR, October 24, 2012.

"Opinion: The cruelest punishment," by Ruth Marcus, The Washington Post, October 16, 2012.

"Editorial: Adolescents in Grown-Up Jails," The New York Times, October 15, 2012.

"Kids in solitary confinement: 'Cruel, harmful,' groups say," by Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times, October 10, 2012.

"Kids in solitary confinement: 'Cruel, harmful," groups say," Nation Now, October 10, 2012.

"The freedom to learn," by T. Rees Shapiro, The Washington Post, September 24, 2012.

"Pro Se Ex-Judge Blames Jailed Ex-Colleague for 17.5-Year Prison Term in Kids-for-Cash Case," Los Angeles Times, September 21, 2012.

"Some juvenile killers would get parole if Jerry Brown signs bill," ABA Journal, September 20, 2012.

"Trying juveniles as adults will become tougher, N.J. Supreme Court rules,"The Star Ledger, September 13, 2012.

"Giving Juveniles Intensive Counseling," The New York Times, September 1, 2012.

"Girl, 10, Charged with Manslaughter in Baby’s Death, May Be Youngest to Face Such Case in Maine," ABA Journal, August 31, 2012.

"Law allows sharing of juvenile records,"Daily Chronicle, August 28, 2012

"Court Voids Rules on Transfers of Juvenile Inmates to Adult Facilities," New Jersey Law Journal, August 28, 2012.

"Editorial: End juvenile lifer injustice," Detroit Free Press, July 12, 2012.

"Children in Prison for Life," The New York Times, June 27, 2012.

"Sentencing Ruling Reflects Rethinking on Juvenile Justice," by Ethan Bronner, The New York Times, June 27, 2012.

"Brain Science Behind Youth Life Sentence Ruling," NPR, June 26, 2012.

"Shall we lock up a child and throw away the key?," by George F. Will, The Washington Post, June 26, 2012

"Lippman Vows Changes to Confront Doubts About Youth Reform Bill," by Jeff Storey, New York Law Journal, June 26, 2012.

"Supreme Court: Eighth Amendment Prohibits Schemes of Mandatory Life without Parole for Juveniles," NACDL News Release, June 25, 2012.

"Justices Bar Mandatory Life Terms for Juveniles," by Adam Liptak and Ethan Bronner, The New York Times, June 25, 2012.

"Supreme Court says states may not impose mandatory life sentences on juvenile murderers," by Robert Barnes, The Washington Post, June 25, 2012.

"Justices Bar Mandatory Life Terms for Juveniles," by Carrie Johnson, NPR, June 25, 2012.

"In 5-4 decision, Court again limits sentences for juvenile offenders," by Tony Mauro, The National Law Journal, June 25, 2012.

"Supreme Court: Eighth Amendment Prohibits Schemes of Mandatory Life without Parole for Juveniles," NACDL Press Release, June 25, 2012.

"Juvenile Life Without Parole," NACDL’s Weekly Podcast, The Criminal Docket, March 30, 2012.

"Report advocates ending life sentences for Michigan juveniles," Detroit Free Press, May 15, 2012.

"Hickenlooper signs 'direct file' into law that limits charging juveniles as adults," Denver Post, April 20, 2012.

"Cruel and unusual — a test case," The Washington Post, April 20, 2012.

"Uncompromising Photos Expose Juvenile Detention in America," Wired, April 11, 2012.

"Children Can Never Be Safe in Adult Prisons," The New York Times, April 9, 2012.

"Colorado Revisits Law That Gives Prosecutors Wide Power to Try Youths as Adults," The New York Times, March 26, 2012.

"Seeking a Softer Justice System, Closer to Home, for New York’s Juvenile Offenders," The New York Times, March 26, 2012.

"Unlikely Advocates For Teen Killers: Victims' Families," NPR, March 24, 2012.

"Justices Question Mandatory Life-Without-Parole Sentences for Juveniles," ABA Journal, March 21, 2012.

"Cruel and Unusual Punishment for 14-Year-Olds," The New York Times, March 21, 2012.

"Without Parole, Juveniles Face Bleak Life In Prison," NPR, March 20, 2012.

"Little consensus among justices over life without parole for juveniles," The National Law Journal, March 20, 2012.

"Do Juvenile Killers Deserve Life Behind Bars?NPR, March 20, 2012.

"Should Teen Murderers Receive Life Without Parole?" The Atlantic, March 19, 2012.

"Rutgers Verdict Repudiates Notion of Youth as Defense," The New York Times, March 18, 2012.

"Giving jailed juveniles a second chance at life," The Washington Post, March 15, 2012. 

"Juveniles Don’t Deserve Life Sentences," The New York Times, March 15, 2012.

"After Scandal, New Rules For Juveniles In Pa. Courts," NPR, March 3, 2012.

"Adolescent Brain Development and Life Without Parole," Huffington Post, February 27, 2012.

"Juvenile offenders and lawmakers get another chance," Los Angeles, Times, January 17, 2012. 

"Federal Cuts Would Imperil Juvenile Justice Programs," Washington Post, October 26, 2011.

"New National Poll Shows Strong Public Support for Rehabilitation and Treatment of Youth Over Incarceration," The Campaign for  Youth Justice, October 12, 2011.

"One Year after Graham: Voice for Justice," The Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth, May 17, 2011.

"Juvenile Killers in Jail for Life Seek Reprieve," The New York Times, April 20, 2011.

"Fixing the Mistake With Young Offenders," The New York Times, April 3, 2011.

"'Lifers' sentenced as teens: Do they deserve a 2nd chance?" Orlando Sentinel, April 2, 2011.

"Closing the Door on Juvenile Lockups," The American Prospect, March 29, 2011. 

Video: The Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth's Jody Kent on the Recent Hearing of Jordan Brown, RT TV, 2011.

"Town Relies on Troubled Youth Prison For Profits," NPR, March 25, 2011.

"States Prosecute Fewer Teenagers in Adult Courts," The New York Times, March 5, 2011.

"Whither Young Offenders? The Debate Has Begun," The Bay Citizen, January 22, 2011.

"For Abused Undocumented Kids, a Legal Lifeline," Time Magazine, December 1, 2010.

"Mental health an issue among D.C.'s young offenders," The Washington Post, September 23, 2010.

"Racial Disparity in School Suspensions," The New York Times, September 13, 2010.

"Bailing out on youthful offenders," Los Angeles Times, September 1, 2010.

"Healing Invisible Wounds: Why Investing in Trauma-Informed Care for Children Makes Sense," Justice Policy Institute, July 2010.

"Report Urges Sweeping Changes for Pa. Juvenile Courts, Judicial Conduct Board," The Legal Intelligencer, June 1, 2010.

NACDL Press Release, Defense Bar Lauds Supreme Court for Abolishing 'Life Without Parole' for Children and Teens, May 17, 2010.


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