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Illinois Legislature Approves Bill Encouraging Local Treatment for Juveniles

By large margins, the Illinois General Assembly approved legislation directing juvenile court judges to consider whether treatment in a youth's community would be a better option than sentencing the youth to a juvenile prison. Read More

Texas to Close Youth Prisons, Shift Funds to Community-Based Treatment

The Texas Legislature passed a bill signed into law by Governor Perry to close 3 of 10 state youth prisons and shift the funds to community-based rehabilitation programs and sanctions. Read More

Supreme Court Ruling Protects Miranda Rights of Children

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that age must be considered by law enforcement in determining whether Miranda warnings must be given to children during police interrogations. Read More

Law Student Clinic in Mexico Aims High

This news story by Ken Ellingwood profiles a legal aid clinic that frequently takes cases that yield legal precedents or lead to new laws in an effort to modernize Mexico's legal system. Read More

Peace versus Justice: A False Dilemma

In recent years, there has been a marked shift away from making compromises on justice with powerful perpetrators of mass atrocities in order to end conflicts. Read More

Investments in Pennsylvania Juvenile Justice Reform Leverage State Funding

The new funding will support local projects that divert young people from formal juvenile court, establish community-based alternatives to incarceration, and improve county-based systems for providing legal representation. Read More

MacArthur Grantees Support Nigerian Elections

Many MacArthur grantees, including Enough is Enough, the Policy and Legal Advocacy Center, the West African NGO Network, and the Transition Monitoring Group, assisted in or helped oversee the country's general election. Read More

National Human Rights Commission in Nigeria Gains Independence

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan signed an Amendment establishing the autonomy of the country's formerly semi-governmental National Human Rights Commission. Read More

Grantee Awarded Human Rights Prize by the Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly

The Committee Against Torture, a human rights grantee based in the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod, was awarded the biennial Human Rights Prize by the Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly to honor "outstanding civil society ... Read More

States Change Laws, Send Fewer Juveniles to Adult Court

From USA Today. The Campaign for Youth Justice is a MacArthur grantee. Read More

Juvenile Justice Changes in Illinois Praised

The Champaign for Youth Justice is a MacArthur grantee. Read More