Have you ever been convicted of a crime? This question is asked on nearly every job application. The vast majority of employers use the question to decide whom to interview and, ultimately, whom to hire. This tiny check box tells employers very little about the candidate, but it often...
This week, President Obama issued a ban on the solitary confinement of juveniles in federal prisons and jails. The Executive Order is a model for states facilities which hold...
Today, in a key win for individuals serving life without parole sentences for juvenile offenses, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Montgomery v. Louisiana that their 2012 decision barring mandatory life without parole sentences for youth applies retroactively.
Juvenile Law Center filed a petition for cert. in the U.S. Supreme Court, asking the Court to address the important, unsettled questions regarding the constitutionality of suspicionless strip searches of youth in juvenile deten...
This year marks the anniversaries of three major U.S. Supreme Court cases: the 50th anniversaries of Kent v. United States and Miranda v. Arizona, and the 5th anniversary of J.D.B. v. North Carolina. Each case posed unique challenges to...
Homelessness is still a scary possibility for many foster youth, including those attending college.
Marsha Levick, LTE for St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Across the nation state's are conducting surveys and implementing reforms to address the rising homeless youth population. Learn more about these reforms and other noteworthy news stories in this weeks Weekly Newswire!
Pike County Courier (AP)
Marsha Levick, National Institute for Trial Advocacy (blog)
Jessica DaSilva, Bloomberg BNA
Ben Seal, The Legal Intelligencer
Scott Lamar, WITF Smart Talk
Samantha Melamed, The Inquirer
Sarah Schneider, WESA 90.5
The Diane Rehm Show
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