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October 07, 2016

Juveniles for Justice alum featured in mini-documentary on zero tolerance policies

posted by Juvenile Law Center

Jeremy Hudson is a alumnae of our Juveniles for Justice youth engagement program. As a youth advocate in Juveniles for Justice, Jeremy worked on improving case planning for court-involved youth in Philadelphia. Below, Jeremy describes his experience as a youth advocate.

Tags:Juvenile and Criminal Justice|School to Prison Pipeline|Second Chances|Youth Engagement Programs
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September 03, 2014

Reflections on Justice After Ferguson, MO: When Will Youth of Color Receive the Same Due Process as Officer Darren Wilson?

posted by Marsha Levick, Deputy Director & Chief Counsel

It's been several weeks since Michael Brown was shot by Officer Darren Wilson. The investigation and grand jury proceedings continue as community members in Ferguson, MO and supporters around the country call for justice in Michael Brown's name. But what exactly will justice and due process look like in the wake of his death?

Tags:Access to Counsel|Juvenile and Criminal Justice|School to Prison Pipeline
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December 14, 2012

Congressional Hearing Calls for Ending the School-to-Prison Pipeline

posted by Juvenile Law Center

On Tuesday, December 11, Illinois Senator Richard Durbin, chair of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights, held the first-ever congressional hearing on how to effectively end the “school-to-prison pipeline”—the practice of criminalizing student misconduct that increases the chances that students, particularly low-income students of color, will end up involved in the justice system.

Tags:Juvenile and Criminal Justice|School to Prison Pipeline|State and Federal Legislation
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