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States Rethink “Adult Time for Adult Crime”

This story examines how states are beginning to reconsider policies that treat youth offenders as adults and quotes Temple University professor Laurence Steinberg.

Florida Adopts New Procedures for Juveniles

The Florida Supreme Court issued an opinion amending the state’s juvenile procedures, making them consistent with the principles underlying the Foundation’s Models for Change juvenile justice reform initiative.

Report Finds No Benefit to Sending Juvenile Offenders to Expensive Institutional Placements

As many states face budget shortfalls, a new report on youth convicted of serious offenses finds that stays in expensive institutional placements produced no measurable results.

Research Network Findings on Juveniles Cited in Supreme Court Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court heard two cases from Florida that ask whether sentencing juveniles to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole violates the Constitution’s prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment.

The Young & the Reckless

The Supreme Court should ban life sentences for juvenile offenders, according to Laurence Steinberg, Director of the MacArthur Research Network on Adolescent Development & Juvenile Justice, and network member Elizabeth Scott.

The Young and the Reckless

The New York Times

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