Category Archives: International

Tuesday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Poor state of juvenile justice in Assam, Zee News Assam has reported the highest number of cases of juvenile delinquency in the Northeast consistently for the last few years, according to a human rights watch group. The Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) in its latest study report claimed that the state had recorded 405 […]

Tuesday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Indian Supreme Court to review blanket protection for juveniles, Mail Online India The Supreme Court has decided to look into the Constitutional validity of the juvenile justice law which provides blanket protection to all offenders up to the age of 18 irrespective of their mental maturity level. In the petition before the court, the lawyers […]

Monday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Amended juvenile justice law hits snag, BusinessMirror In the Philippines, the bill amending the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act of 2006 hit a snag at the bicameral conference committee on Monday when senators failed to reach an agreement with their House counterparts on lowering the age of discernment to 12 years old but only for heinous […]

Monday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Teen Shooter Targeted Two Classmates He Believed Bullied Him at Taft Union High School in CA, NY Daily News A student who believed he was the victim of bullying opened fire with a shotgun in a central California high school on Thursday, critically wounding one student and narrowly missing another before being talked down by […]

Thursday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

International Group Hails Florida Juvenile Justice Reformer, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange The woman driving the Florida Juvenile Justice Department toward a goal of “system excellence” is a 2012 winner of an international award that recognizes commitment to children’s justice. “We’re trying to do a complete paradigm shift,” said Wansley Walters, Secretary of the Florida DJJ and […]

Tuesday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

The Shocking Details of a Mississippi School-to-Prison Pipeline, Colorlines A bracing Department of Justice lawsuit filed last month against Meridian, Miss., . . . argues that the city’s juvenile justice system has operated a school to prison pipeline that shoves students out of school and into the criminal justice system, and violates young people’s due […]

Wednesday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Check out this short video Talking Justice: Talking Sense, by the Penal Reform Trust in the U.K.: http://www.prisonreformtrust.org.uk/TalkingJustice Juvenile Justice Reforms Should Incorporate Science of Adolescent Development, Medicalexpress.com Legal responses to juvenile offending should be grounded in scientific knowledge about adolescent development and tailored to an individual offender’s needs and social environment, says a new report […]

Monday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

With Offence-Appropriate Penalties, State’s Juvenile Justice System on the Right Track, Adelaide Now In South Australia, children and youths under 18 who are charged with criminal offences are dealt with under the Young Offenders Act. Australia is a signatory to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which requires that the best interests of […]

Monday’s Children & the Law News Roundup

No Guidelines to Prevent Child Abuse in Delhi, The Times of India Despite a spate of child abuse cases, the capital doesn’t have any guidelines to prevent sexual abuse of children in schools and educational institutions, claimed a Public Interest Legislation in the Delhi high court earlier this week. The legislation was filed by HAQ […]

Tuesday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Ensuring Sufficient Investment is a Must for Children’s Rights and Needs, The News This article from Islamabad opined that ensuring sufficient investment for more than 86 million children in their country is critical for the realization of different aspects of their needs and rights. The recommendation makes part of the study titled ‘The State of Children […]

Sunday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Juvenile justice agency outlines critical needs, plans for 10% budget cut, Grits for Breakfast Blog, Texas The risk to consolidating juvenile probation with youth prisons was always that, when push came to shove with the budget, “secure facilities” would be prioritized over community based programming, which has by all accounts worked well. (Everyone, myself included, […]