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Texas’s Progress on Juvenile Justice

From the New York Times

A Different Kind of Jury Duty

From Peoria Magazines

Peer Jury

From WEEK News

Save Truant Youth Before They Get to Court

From the Seattle Times

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.

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.

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.

Juvenile Justice for Parents

From NPR

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.
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Peer Jury Reduces Flow of Teens from School to Juvenile Justice System

A peer jury at Manual High School in Peoria, Illinois, has helped to dramatically reduce the number of teens entering the juvenile justice system from school. It is one of a number of projects supported by ...

States Change Laws, Send Fewer Juveniles to Adult Court

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

Juvenile Justice Changes in Illinois Praised

The Champaign for Youth Justice is a MacArthur grantee.

Staff

Portrait of Valerie Chang

Valerie Chang

Managing Director, Programs
Portrait of Laurie R. Garduque

Laurie R. Garduque

Director, Criminal Justice
Portrait of Patrick Griffin

Patrick Griffin

Senior Program Officer, Criminal Justice
Portrait of Mary McClanahan Thiel

Mary McClanahan Thiel

Team Coordinator
Portrait of Gabriela Suarez

Gabriela Suarez

Senior Grants Manager
Portrait of Meredith Klein

Meredith Klein

Senior Communications Officer