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"New York Schools Gang Unit Pushes The Criminalization Of Children ," by Alice Speri, The Intercept, February 13, 2020
"Juvenile justice advocates: Let’s ‘Raise the Age’ again," by Kelan Lyons, CT Mirror, February 10, 2020
"D.C. juvenile justice services committed to improve," by Sophie Kaplan, Washington Times, February 10, 2020
"It’s Time to Rethink Juvenile Justice in America," by Mark Holden, Morning Consult, February 12, 2020
"Three Texas inmates have died at the hands of prison officers as use of force continues to rise," by Jolie McCullough, Texas Tribune, February 07, 2020
"Indiana bill could result in kids being sent to jail younger and for more crimes," by Marek Mazurek, South Bend Tribune, February 10, 2020
"California stopped charging parents for kids’ incarceration. So why are some still stuck owing thousands of dollars?," by Jackie Botts, CalMatters, February 10, 2020
"Report: State Courthouses Continue To Violate Juvenile Justice Law," by The Associated Press, WBUR, February 07, 2020
"‘Zero-Tolerance’ Discipline Puts Thousands of Texas Schoolkids on Pipeline to Prison," by TCR Staff, The Crime Report, February 07, 2020
"Opinion: Juvenile justice: Address the complex needs of youth in system," by Michael Diaz, Seattle Times, February 05, 2020
"Juveniles face solitary confinement, abuse in state custody, Justice Department finds," by Fleming Smith, The Post and Courier, February 06, 2020
"How Juvenile Justice Systems Must Balance Risk Assessment with Racial Equity," by Fredrick Butcher and Jeff M. Kretschmar, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, February 04, 2020
"Virginia considers raising age to be tried for crime as an adult," by Max Smith, WTOP, February 01, 2020
"The UK and US are still indulging in the barbaric practice of handing children adult prison sentences," by Preston Shipp, The Independent, January 30, 2020
"Offenders under 21 would be automatically tried as juveniles under new California bill," by Anita Chabria, Los Angeles Times, January 28, 2020