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Sunday’s Children & the Law News Roundup

In ‘Juvenile In Justice,’ Children Caught in America’s Prison System, The Daily Beast More than 70,000 children are held in U.S. juvenile jails. Despite some changes in harsh sentencing laws, photographer Richard Ross found despair among kids stuck in the prison system. Reconsidering Life Sentences for Juveniles Who Kill , The Huffington Post In the […]

Monday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Advocacy Campaign for Child Rights Launched, The News International An advocacy campaign for child rights was launched on Thursday by the Ministry of Human Rights where once again pledges were made to better the life of our children by passage of new legislations coupled with implementation of existing child-friendly laws. In-Vitro Fertilization Raises Custody Rights […]

Thursday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

UN Aims to End Child Marriage by 2030, Associated Press Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu said Thursday he is as committed to abolishing child marriage around the globe as he was to fighting apartheid in South Africa. The U.N. Population Fund says about 37,000 girls under age 18 are being married off daily, at a pace […]

Wednesday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Attorney General Bill Schuette wins bid to argue ‘juvenile lifers’ cannot be resentenced, Michigan Live The Michigan Court of Appeals has approved a request by Bill Schuette to join a case that will decide if hundreds of inmates serving mandatory life terms must be resentenced, possibly to lesser terms. Six other groups have also received permission to […]

Tuesday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Juveniles Not Entitled to Legal, Parental Counsel Prior to Police Investigations Ohio Supreme Court Rules, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange Last week, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that the state’s laws do not entitle juveniles the right to an attorney during interrogations that occur before charges are formally filed, or prior to an initial appearance in […]

Substance Abuse Among Youthful Offenders

Consistent and substantial evidence exists that supports the relationship between substance abuse and criminal behaviors in youth.[1] Youthful offenders demonstrate elevated rates of substance abuse in comparison to non-offending youth. [2] Substance abuse often increases recidivism and reflects a deeper involvement in the juvenile justice system.[3] Drug and alcohol use also increases the likelihood that […]

Becoming Adults: Children Reared in Foster Care and Youth Services

The road from adolescence to adulthood is bumpy and difficult for even the most well-adjusted teen; but for children in foster care and youth services, a successful transition is often an insurmountable task.  In our society, adulthood is legally defined (in most situations) to occur upon a child’s eighteenth birthday.  For the typical child this […]