The U.S. Department of Justice reports that in 2007, there were 2.18 million arrests of persons under age 18. Among 10 to 24 year-olds, homicide is the leading cause of death for African Americans; the second leading cause of death for Hispanics; and the third leading cause of death for Asian/Pacific Islanders, Native Americans and Alaska Natives. (Photo: The Philadelphia Inquirer)
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 Criminals and Victims, 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.
The study finds that juvenile offenders are often released to neighborhoods with a culture of violence.
The study suggests that adolescents who experience family instability are more likely to engage in risky behaviors.
The study finds that targeted college campus violence is up sharply over the last two decades.
The report finds that current immigration policies put children at risk of losing a parent and place unnecessary strain on the child welfare system.
The survey finds that nearly 30 percent of youth ages 12 to 20 drank alcohol in the past month, about 9 percent of whom made their own purchases.
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.
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