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Abolish Life Without Parole…

Abolish Life Without Parole Sentences for Children in the USA

Covers the imposition of life without parole sentences on juveniles.

http://abolish-jlwop.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 11

    ACLU of Michigan Juvenile Justice Time

    ACLU of Michigan Juvenile Justice Time
    ACLU of Michigan Juvenile Justice Times Newsletter   Please go to this link to read the entire newsletter. Here is an excerpt:In the Courts: Are Juvenile Life Without Parole Sentences Cruel and Unusual Punishment?
  • Jun 25

    Nation’s High Court Ends Mandatory Life Without Parole Sentences for Youth

    Nation’s High Court Ends Mandatory Life Without Parole Sentences for Youth
     by Efren Paredes, Jr. Today the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion abolishing life without parole (LWOP) sentences for the 2,500 prisoners across the U.S. who were condemned to die in prison for crimes they were convicted of as juveniles.
  • Feb 17

    Juvenile life without Parole sentencing…

    Juvenile life without Parole sentencing infographics at: http://infographiclist.com/2012/02/17/juvenile-life-without-parole-sentencing-infographic/#comment-1777
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AsktheJudge.info

AsktheJudge.info

Educational site for and about teens and the law. By retired juvenile judge Tom Jacobs.

http://www.askthejudge.info/
  • Apr 13

    “Dabbing” article censored in Virginia high school

    “Dabbing” article censored in Virginia high school
    SaraRose Martin is the co-editor of The Falconer, the student newspaper at Fauquier High School in Virginia. In March, 2015, she was told by her principal that an article she wrote about dabbing was not suitable for printing in the…
  • Apr 6

    Is there a free speech right to a confederate flag license plate?

    Is there a free speech right to a confederate flag license plate?
    Once you get your driver’s license and eventually your own car, do you plan to request a special license plate with your own message? Often referred to as “vanity plates,” many states offer these for a small annual fee. You…
  • Mar 31

    Should cyberbullying be a crime?

    Should cyberbullying be a crime?
    In March, 2015, a bill was introduced in the Alabama legislature proposing to make student cyberbullying a crime. Attempts in a few other states have failed to pass the constitutional test as applied to the First Amendment right of free…
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Cardozo Law Student Chapter -…

Cardozo Law Student Chapter - Children's Rights Institute

Cardozo law student division of CRI founded by 2010 Cardozo graduates Danielle Goldstein and Benjamin Ryberg. CRI-Cardozo has over 40 student members and is dedicated to raising awareness about human rights abuses against children.

http://www.childrensrightsinstitute.org/blog/
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ChildLaw Blog

ChildLaw Blog

Commentary, insight and analysis on children's law, policy and current issues. By Marsh Law Firm.

http://www.childlaw.us/
  • Apr 20

    Financial Eligibility Criteria To Be A Foster Or Adoptive Parent

    Financial Eligibility Criteria To Be A Foster Or Adoptive Parent
    All states require prospective foster and adoptive parents to have sufficient income to meet their own needs and ensure the security and stability of the household independent of foster care maintenance or adoption subsidy payments. See, e.g.…
  • Apr 16

    Parenting a Child Who Has Experienced Abuse or Neglect

    Parenting a Child Who Has Experienced Abuse or Neglect
    Children who have been abused or neglected need safe and nurturing relationships that address the effects of child maltreatment. This factsheet is intended to help parents (birth, foster, and adoptive) and other caregivers better understand…
  • Apr 15

    Parenting a Child Who Has Experienced Trauma

    Parenting a Child Who Has Experienced Trauma
    This factsheet discusses the nature of trauma, especially abuse or neglect, the effects of trauma on children and youth, and ways to help a child who has experienced trauma. Parents or foster parents who do not understand the effects of…
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Children and the Law

Children and the Law

By the Center for Children, Law & Policy at the University of Houston Law Center.

http://childrenandthelawblog.com/
  • Apr 3

    Poverty and Child Abuse- Not a simple equation

    Poverty and Child Abuse- Not a simple equation
    A few weeks ago, CNN reporter John D. Sutter published a major article on the prevalence of poverty in one of the richest areas in the US, Silicon valley.  Poverty levels are linked to a variety of problems for children; lower…
  • Mar 21

    Knowing right from wrong: Circular logic in juvenile punishment

    Knowing right from wrong: Circular logic in juvenile punishment
    I recently read a blog post on the Marshall Project discussing raising the age of criminal liability in several states, including Texas.  The post clearly and concisely laid out the arguments for and against raising the age and advocated…
  • Mar 2

    Go to the principal’s office! Or the courtroom?

    Go to the principal’s office! Or the courtroom?
    Last week, I was called to jury duty for the first time.  I am pretty sure I was the most excited member of the jury pool as we waited in the security line last Tuesday morning in downtown Houston.  After a couple of hours of…
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DeMatteo Legal Solutions Blog

DeMatteo Legal Solutions Blog

Chronicles and commentary on national and Connecticut legal issues, including criminal defense, juvenile law and Constitutional rights. By Christopher DeMatteo.

http://conncriminaldefense.com/blog/
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Hague Child Abduction Practice in…

Hague Child Abduction Practice in the United States

Features cases, pleadings and reference materials. By Christopher F. Meatto.

http://www.hagueabductionpractice.com/
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JCS Law Blog

JCS Law Blog

Covers criminal law issues in Missouri.

http://www.jcsattorney.com/blog/
  • Sep 23

    Persistent DWI offender charged in Lincoln County, Missouri, Previous charges include Manslaughter.

    Persistent DWI offender charged in Lincoln County, Missouri, Previous charges include Manslaughter.
    A man who was high on pot when he killed a popular youth minister and his young son in a wreck in 1997 will be back in court Thursday facing new drunken driving charges. The defendant, now 34, was charged as a chronic DWI offender earlier…
  • Sep 22

    Why isn’t anyone taking about Hope Solo’s domestic violence case?

    Why isn’t anyone taking about Hope Solo’s domestic violence case?
    While U.S. Soccer doesn’t have the same high profile as the NFL, how do the cases differ? Aren’t women’s soccer players just as much role models as male football players? The goalkeeping record is an important one, both for…
  • Sep 18

    Cleveland Browns Josh Gordon pleads guilty to DWI

    Cleveland Browns Josh Gordon pleads guilty to DWI
    The charge against the Cleveland Browns wide receiver has been pending since July. In lieu of a 60-day suspended jail sentence, Gordon received 12 months’ unsupervised probation, a $100 fine and $290 in court costs as a result of the…
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Just Families

Just Families

Covers children's and family law. By New York Law School’s Diane Abbey Law Center for Children and Families.

http://www.justfamilies.org/
  • Apr 15

    News Round-up April15th, 2015

    News Round-up April15th, 2015
    New Rules in New York City Day-cares: The Board of Health for the City of New York has issued stricter rules on the amount of juice children can drink at licensed daycare facilities. For children over two years old, juice will be limited to 4…
  • Mar 20

    News Round-up March 20th, 2015

    News Round-up March 20th, 2015
    Mayor Proposes Changes at Rikers Island: Mayor de Blasio has introduced proposals to help reduce violence and eliminate smuggling at Rikers Island. Some of the proposals include: improving the security cameras, a computerized screening…
  • Mar 20

    Innovations in the Fight Against Human Trafficking: Perspectives and Proposals Open Source Innovation Development Session 3

    Innovations in the Fight Against Human Trafficking: Perspectives and Proposals Open Source Innovation Development Session 3
    Innovations in the Fight Against Human Trafficking: Perspectives and Proposals Open Source Innovation Development Session By: Rachel Searle   This breakout session involved discussion among some audience members about how immigration…
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Juvenile Law Center

Juvenile Law Center

Covers child welfare and juvenile justice.

http://www.jlc.org/blog
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Juvienation

Juvienation

Covers developments in juvenile justice. By Mark Sorkin.

http://juvienation.wordpress.com
  • Jul 28

    Gone Fishing

    Gone Fishing
    After 388 posts in less than 365 days, nearly 40,000 visitors and 191 comments, I have decided to put Juvienation on hiatus until further notice. Please feel free to rummage through the archives, refer to the blogroll and further reading page…
  • Jul 28

    Gone Fishing

    Gone Fishing
    After 388 posts in less than 365 days, nearly 40,000 visitors and 191 comments, I have decided to put Juvienation on hiatus until further notice. Please feel free to rummage through the archives, refer to the blogroll and further reading…
  • Jul 6

    Juvienation on Vacation

    Juvienation on Vacation
    I’m off to Italy this afternoon and won’t be posting any updates while I’m traveling. Please feel free to comb through the archives and hit the links on the blogroll while the site is on hiatus. If you’re looking for updates on the…
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Lori Levin Blog

Lori Levin Blog

Covers Illinois criminal justice, juvenile justice, guardianship and mental health law issues.

http://www.lorilevinlaw.com/blog.html
  • Apr 14

    Lori G. Levin named Leading Lawyer

    Lori G. Levin named Leading Lawyer
        I am humbled and honored to have been named as a Leading Lawyer for Criminal Defense Law: Felonies and Misdemeanors. The selection is a result of a peer review process where only 5 per cent of all Illinois attorneys are…
  • Mar 31

    A Month of Women's History Post

    A Month of Women's History Post
        I have highlighted inspiring women each day in March in honor of Women's History Month at www.facebook.com/chicagodefense. I have done so to not only acknowledge the women who have influenced or intrigued me but to share a…
  • Mar 4

    Women's History Month

    Women's History Month
        This month is Women's History Month. In order to acknowledge trailblazing women, I have been highlighting them on my professional Facebook page located at www.facebook.com/chicagodefense. So far, all of the posts have been…
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My Arizona Criminal, Child Abuse…

My Arizona Criminal, Child Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Focuses on the intersection of family and criminal law. By Gregg R. Woodnick, PLLC.

http://woodnicklawchildcustody.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 19

    Calling the Police and What To Do When They Arrive

    Calling the Police and What To Do When They Arrive
    Michael Brown. Eric Garner. Debra Harrell. These are the three names that Yale Law fellow Emily Bazelon gives as examples for her police-averse policy in her Slate article, “Why I Don’t Call the Police.” In the article,…
  • Aug 19

    Calling the Police and What To Do When They Arrive

    Calling the Police and What To Do When They Arrive
    Michael Brown. Eric Garner. Debra Harrell. These are the three names that Yale Law fellow Emily Bazelon gives as examples for her police-averse policy in her Slate article, “Why I Don’t Call the Police.” In the article,…
  • Aug 13

    Sex Offender Registry Injustice

    Sex Offender Registry Injustice
    What was once a well-intentioned law that was meant to make the community a safer place has spiraled into a witch hunt looking to burn alive anyone who wears a pointed hat. While no one would argue that sex offenders … Continue reading…
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Orange County Juvenile Law Blog

Orange County Juvenile Law Blog

By Tom Connor and Bettina Yanez.

http://www.californiajuveniledependency.com/orange-county-juvenile-law-blog/
  • Oct 17

    The Probation Officer: Responsibilitie

    The Probation Officer: Responsibilitie
    One of the probation officer’s job is to evaluate your child and write up a report about them that the judge will then use/review for the court case. This report will be handed to the judge at the disposition hearing. This report will…
  • Sep 24

    Division of Juvenile Justice: Parole

    Division of Juvenile Justice: Parole
    To be eligible for parole, the juvenile in the Division of Juvenile Justice must successfully finish all their program goals. In the month that the juvenile is scheduled to meet with the Juvenile Parole Board at a Parole Consideration…
  • Sep 16

    Emancipation

    Emancipation
    To become emancipated means for a minor (a child under the age of 18) to become an adult under the eyes of the law. As an adult, the minor will no longer be under the control of his/her parents but the minor won’t be financially supported…
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Reclaiming Futures

Reclaiming Futures

Covers juvenile courts, justice and reform.

http://www.reclaimingfutures.org/blog/
  • Jul 3

    Judge Anthony Capizzi & Montgomery County Ohio Reclaiming Futures Day

    Judge Anthony Capizzi & Montgomery County Ohio Reclaiming Futures Day
    This past Sunday, we recognized the inspiring work of the Montgomery County Ohio Reclaiming Futures site and the leadership of Judge Anthony Capizzi. Their tireless work to reclaim our youth serves as an example to communities across the…
  • Jul 2

    OP-ED: Always Learning How to be a Better Mentor

    OP-ED: Always Learning How to be a Better Mentor
    Editor's Note: This post originally appeared on JJIE.org and is reprinted with permission. Role: Mentor, Status: In Progress It’s nearing 8:30 p.m. on a Thursday. A gorgeous 4-month-old girl with beautiful brown eyes and cocoa skin is…
  • Jul 1

    Opportunity Board Roundup: Juvenile Justice Grants, Jobs, Webinars and Event

    Opportunity Board Roundup: Juvenile Justice Grants, Jobs, Webinars and Event
    Below you'll find a selection of the latest grants, jobs, webinars and events posted to our Opportunity Board. Please share the Reclaiming Futures Opportunity Board with your colleagues in the juvenile justice, adolescent substance abuse…
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The Future of Children

The Future of Children

Covers juvenile justice and public policy. A Collaboration of The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and The Brookings Institution.

http://blogs.princeton.edu/futureofchildren/
  • Feb 18

    Evidence for Supporting Military Familie

    Evidence for Supporting Military Familie
    Following our discussion of the evidence-based movement, I would like to highlight the recent work of Future of Children contributor Col. Stephen Cozza (U.S. Army, retired) and the National Military Family Bereavement Study. In a recent…
  • Jan 28

    The Evidence-Based Movement

    The Evidence-Based Movement
    “Despite decades of efforts and trillions of dollars in spending, rigorous evaluations typically find that around 75 percent of programs or practices that are intended to help people do better at school or at work have little or no…
  • Jan 7

    Childhood Food Insecurity: Especially Vulnerable Population

    Childhood Food Insecurity: Especially Vulnerable Population
    If you've read our recent posts, you now know that a number of factors besides household income influence childhood food insecurity, including caretakers' mental and physical health, parents' marital status, and childcare arrangements.…
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The MAJDC Law Blog

The MAJDC Law Blog

Tracks the work of the Virginia legislature on juvenile justice issues. By the Mid-Atlantic Juvenile Defender Center.

http://majdc.wordpress.com
  • Apr 19

    HB 863 Signed by Governor

    HB 863 Signed by Governor
    HB 863, which changes the way restricted-use driver’s licenses are offered to offenders, has been signed by Gov. McDonnell. It has been enacted as Chapter 522 of the 2010 Acts of Assembly, and will become effective on July 1, 2010.
  • Apr 19

    HB 863 Signed by Governor

    HB 863 Signed by Governor
    HB 863, which changes the way restricted-use driver’s licenses are offered to offenders, has been signed by Gov. McDonnell. It has been enacted as Chapter 522 of the 2010 Acts of Assembly, and will become effective on July 1, 2010.
  • Apr 19

    HB862 Signed

    HB862 Signed
    Gov. McDonnell has signed into law HB 862, allowing juveniles to be immediately adjudicated as delinquent for underage alcohol, drug, or firearm offenses, and punished accordingly. It has been enacted as Chapter 569 of the 2010 Acts of…
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