Tag Archives: rape

Where Is the Justice for Juvenile Sexual Assault Victims?

Approximately 44% of sexual assault victims are under the age of 18.  Further, 60% of sexual assaults are not reported to the police, and 97% of rapists will never spend a day in jail.  After reviewing a couple recent cases, it is easy to see why sexual assaults are not routinely reported to the police. […]

Tuesday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Juvenile Justice secretary meets with Capitol protesters, Tallahasee.com Department of Juvenile Justice Secretary Wansley Walters listened to the personal stories of several activists who have resided in Gov. Rick Scott’s office since Tuesday of last week. While the group, mostly comprised of members of social activists the Dream Defenders, is adamant about working to abolish […]

Friday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Bethlehem Homicide Suspect is First Juvenile Charged in Northhampton County Under New Guidelines, Lehighvalleylive.com With a 17-year-old suspect in custody, Northampton County authorities are poised to prosecute a juvenile for homicide for the first time since the U.S. Supreme Court banned automatic life-without-parole sentences for those under age 18. Bethlehem police Tuesday arrested Lucas J. […]

Thursday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Pennsylvania Finds 20 Percent of Juveniles Re-Offend Within Two Years, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange A new report issued by the Pennsylvania Juvenile Court Judges’ Commissionfinds that among juveniles whose cases were closed in 2007, one-in-five recidivated within two years. The Pennsylvania Juvenile Justice Recidivism Report found juvenile recidivism rates to be as high as 45 percent […]