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The Unique Role of the Juvenile Defender

A white paper by the National Juvenile Defender Center asserts that while juvenile defenders are a critical protection against injustice, they face a unique set of challenges when working to engage a young client in the ... Read More
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Placing Juveniles on Sex Offender Registries is Counterproductive

Requiring juveniles to register as sex offenders can hinder rehabilitation efforts and have significant, long-term negative consequences for young perpetrators who are statistically unlikely to re-offend, according to a report released by the Illinois Juvenile Justice ... Read More
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Aiding Youth with Mental Health Needs in the Juvenile Justice System

Youth in the juvenile justice system experience mental health disorders at a rate three times higher than that of the general youth population, according to a white paper from the Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Collaborative ... Read More