November 20, 2014
In an important ruling recognizing the broad scope of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Miller v. Alabama (holding that mandatory juvenile life without parole sentences are unconstitutional), the South Carolina Supreme Court recently held that Miller applies retroactively to all individuals serving life without parole sentences in South Carolina for offenses they committed as juveniles.
November 18, 2014
As its name suggests, Giving Tuesday is an international philanthropic phenomenon encouraging people to give back to the individuals and organizations who make a difference in the world. This year, Juvenile Law Center is participating in the Giving Tuesday movement on Twitter and Facebook. Help us spread the word by using #GivingTuesday and tagging us on Twitter (@JuvLaw1975) and Facebook (Juvenile Law Center).
November 17, 2014
Kids For Cash, a critically acclaimed documentary produced and directed by Robert May, debuted this February and brought the notorious Luzerne county “kids-for-cash” case to audiences in theatres across the U.S. The film will be screened at the United Nations this week on the eve of the 25th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.