Crimes committed by children and teens are treated differently than the same crimes committed by an adult. Issues facing juvenile and family courts often involve more than just issues of right and wrong. Also at issue are substance abuse, neglect, trauma, domestic violence and family relationships.
The article provides a brief history of the juvenile court, reviews studies that explore the disparities that exist within the juvenile justice system and explores methods to better serve girls of color.
A comprehensive collection of data and reports that focus on Juvenile Courts, along with an extensive list of experts in the field.
LGBT youth are overrepresented in the nation’s juvenile justice system. The issue brief addresses some of the reasons for these high rates of involvement, and suggests steps that federal government and state and local juvenile courts can take to reduce the discrimination LGBT youth face once within the system.
The report presents findings form the first-ever national survey of individuals serving sentences of life without parole for offenses committed as juveniles.
The report finds that youth prisons do little to rehabilitate juvenile offenders and highlights successful juvenile justice reform efforts across the country.
Students are more likely to get arrested by police and funneled into the juvenile justice system when there is a law enforcement presence on their school campus, according to the report.
An event brings together prominent advocates and experts engaged in a national movement for the de-institutionalization of youth.
A study examining the discipline records of nearly one million students raises questions about the effectiveness of school suspensions.
The issue report highlights juvenile justice reform efforts that are ending the practice of incarcerating youths in the adult criminal justice system.
The study finds that gay, lesbian and bisexual teenagers are more likely to be punished by schools and courts than their straight peers.
The fact sheet examines the overrepresentation of Latino youth within the juvenile justice system.
The fact sheet examines the effectiveness of specific programs aimed at promoting positive development and self-sufficiency for older youth.
A compilation of the latest statistics on the health and welfare of U.S. children, including individual fact sheets on each state.
The national study finds that nearly one-third of prostituted juveniles taken into custody by police are treated more as criminal offenders than as victims.
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