Juvenile Law Center

Access to Education|Child Welfare and Foster Care|Transitions to Adulthood (Foster Care)

February 02, 2018

Navigating public education for foster youth is a bumpy road

Anthony Simpson, WHYY

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Cost of Justice|Juvenile and Criminal Justice

January 30, 2018

Kansas fees on juvenile offenders would widen an unfair gulf

Jessica Feierman, Alex R. Piquero, The Kansas City Star

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Juvenile and Criminal Justice|Juvenile Life Without Parole (JLWOP)

January 29, 2018

Not Even the Supreme Court Can Get This 71-Year-Old Man Out of Prison

Stephanie Mencimer, Mother Jones

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February 12, 2018

Bipartisan Legislation Introduced in Wisconsin to Close Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake Youth Correctional Facilities

Today the Wisconsin State Assembly introduced bipartisan legislation in the Wisconsin Capitol to close Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake, two controversial and beleaguered youth correctional facilities. The move comes after years of federal and state investigations into the facilities, and a class action lawsuit filed by the ACLU of Wisconsin and Juvenile Law Center, with pro-bono assistance from Quarles & Brady. The suit successfully resulted in a preliminary injunction this past summer meant to halt the unconstitutional use of solitary confinement and other inhumane conditions and practices against young people.

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January 24, 2018

State Constitutional Amendment in Florida Introduced to Protect Rights of Youth in Foster Care to Counsel

A proposed amendment to the state constitution of Florida would ensure that children in the foster care system have access to counsel. Today, Juvenile Law Center joined partners in the state and nationwide calling on the Florida Constitution Revision commissioners to support this move, which is known as Proposal 40. A hearing will be held on Proposal 40 tomorrow.
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January 16, 2018

Juvenile Law Center Submits Amicus Brief in Support of Cyntoia Brown

Today Juvenile Law Center, along with several other advocacy organizations, filed an amicus (friend of the court) brief in the Unites States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, on behalf of Cyntoia Brown, a Nashville young woman who received a life sentence with the opportunity for parole after 51 years when she was just sixteen years old. Cyntoia’s case recently garnered national media attention when several celebrities, including Rihanna and Kim Kardashian West, spoke out against this unjust and unconstitutional, sentence.

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