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Monday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Expert: Law Diverting 17-Year-Olds Facing Felony Charges to Juvenile Court Boosts Rehabilitation, Chicago Tribune (Chicago) – A new law permitting 17-year-olds charged with felony crimes to be tried in juvenile rather than adult court is a key Illinois juvenile justice reform that emphasizes rehabilitation of youth over more strict punitive measures, says a top Illinois […]

Thursday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Attorney Defends Handling of Rape Case, The News Desk Defense attorney Denise Rafferty spent roughly 80 minutes on the witness stand Tuesday, defending her handling of the case against a former Aquia Harbour teen now fighting to get his name off the state’s sex-offender registry. She said she asked Edgar Coker’s parents multiple times for […]

Another “Cash-for-Kids” Judge Sentenced to 17.5 years in prison

Last Friday, former Pennsylvania juvenile judge Michael Conahan was sentenced to 17.5 years in prison for sending teenagers to youth detention facilities in exchange for kickbacks from the detention center builder. ABA Journal has more: Former President Judge Michael Conahan, 59, was sentenced Friday, report the Legal Intelligencer and the Associated Press. He also was […]