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Javier Payne, a 14-year old boy, was shackled to a hospital bed after NYPD allegedly pushed him through a plate-glass window. A different mom whose son was shot dead by police encourages the Payne familiy not to give up their search for justice.
Knox County Juvenile Court procedures highlight a national struggle to respect kids’ rights when they’re pulled into courts for crimes and for status offenses.
Parents in California face piles of fees when they children are charged, prosecuted or punished for crimes. As a result, cash-strapped, stressed-out families are accumulating debt while dealing with the juvenile justice system.
Tandy is founder and executive director of the Children’s Law Center Inc., an organization in Covington, Ky., that aims to protect the rights of Kentucky’s children through legal representation, research, policy development and the training of attorneys and other professionals. Brooks is coordinator for the Central Juvenile Defender Center, a regional affiliate office of the American Bar Association’s National Juvenile Defender Center in Washington, D.C. She teaches juvenile law and is an adjunct faculty member at the Salmon P. Chase College of Law.
Teplin has done empirical studies on the criminalization of the mentally ill, epidemiologic characteristics of jail detainees and correlates of violence.
Streib is an attorney specializing in violent crime and the death penalty and author of several books on the capital punishment of juveniles. He has represented juveniles convicted of murder before the U.S. Supreme Court and several state supreme courts.
Kahton, 14, was charged with murder after shooting a man on a New York City bus. How could a petty turf war between "crews" of children barely into their teens breed such random and deadly violence?
Delbert Elliott, Ph.D., is director of the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at the Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He also is professor of sociology and director of the university’s Program on Problem Behavior. In 2001, Elliott was senior science editor for Youth Violence: A Report of the Surgeon General, and was presented the Public Health Service Medallion for Distinguished Service by then-U.S. Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher. He has directed a series of longitudinal studies focusing on youth, delinquency and violence.
Among his work, Dr. Earls is the scientific co-director of the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods, a longitudinal interdisciplinary study aimed at understanding the causes and pathways of juvenile delinquency, adult crime, substance abuse and violence.