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Editorial: Second Chances for Teen Offenders
11/16/2014, The New York Times
By Editorial Board
The first juvenile courts were established more than a century ago on the principle that children deserve special care under the law because they are vulnerable, because their transgressions tend to…
Failed Policies, Forfeited Futures: A Nationwide Scorecard on Juvenile Records
11/13/2014, Juvenile Law Center
By Riya Saha Shah, Esq. and Lauren A. Fine, Esq.
New Study Reveals Majority of U.S. States Fail to Protect Juvenile Records Widespread access to records create barriers to education, employment, success (Philadelphia, PA) – According to a…
Woman’s Youthful Offense Wrecks Dream of Being a Nurse
11/13/2014, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
By Lynne Anderson
Dina Lexine Sarver, wife and mother of two small children, has longed for years to be a nurse. So it’s easy to imagine her excitement when she was accepted last year into a nursing program at…
States Are Failing to Protect Juvenile Records, Study Shows
11/13/2014, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
By Lynne Anderson
The records of juvenile offenders are not nearly as confidential as they should be, and the records are also not easily sealed or expunged, a report shows. The first such report, issued Thursday in…
NJJN Tip Sheet: Community-Based Supervision: Increased Public Safety, Decreased Expenditures
11/13/2014, National Juvenile Justice Network
By Staff
A longstanding and growing body of research shows that pre-trial detention and post-adjudication incarceration for youth can have extremely negative ramifications for the youth’s ability to get…

Press releases

Failed Policies, Forfeited Futures: A Nationwide Scorecard on Juvenile Records
11/13/2014, Juvenile Law Center
By Riya Saha Shah, Esq. and Lauren A. Fine, Esq.
New Study Reveals Majority of U.S. States Fail to Protect Juvenile Records Widespread access to records create barriers to education, employment, success (Philadelphia, PA) – According to a…

Op-eds and essays

U.S. in poor company on children’s rights
11/18/2014, Chicago Sun-Times
By Elizabeth Clarke
Over a century ago, the United States led the world in extending rights to children by creating the world’s first juvenile court. More than 100 years later, the U.S. lags behind the world as…
OP-ED: Book Clubs Are Next Logical Step
11/6/2014, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
By Judge George W. Timberlake, Ret.
Let’s start a book club! OK, I’m not Oprah but let me explain what book clubs have to do with juvenile justice reform. In just the last 15 years, the field of juvenile justice has…
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