Blog http://www.jlc.org/blog/2012-03/child-welfare/24 en Why "Ban-the-Box" Isn't Enough http://www.jlc.org/blog/why-ban-box-isnt-enough <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-masthead-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_masthead_image" width="1040" height="214" alt="" src="http://www.jlc.org/sites/default/files/masthead_images/PursuingJustice_171.jpg?1454599765" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Juvenile Law Center </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 2016-02-04 00:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-post-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_blog_post_image" width="600" height="314" alt="" src="http://www.jlc.org/sites/default/files/blog_post_images/job-app.jpg?1454599765" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>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. But while this tiny check box tells employers very little about the candidate, depending on the response it can result in missed opportunities for countless individuals who have remained crime-free and are ready to work. The stakes are even higher for youth who haven’t yet had a chance to land their first job or start a career.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">Teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>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. But while this tiny check box tells employers very little about the candidate, depending on the response it can result in missed opportunities for countless individuals who have remained crime-free and are ready to work. The stakes are even higher for youth who haven’t yet had a chance to land their first job or start a career.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.jlc.org/blog/why-ban-box-isnt-enough" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Juvenile and Criminal Justice Juvenile Records Expungement Second Chances Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:29:25 +0000 admin 7552 at http://www.jlc.org What's on our radar this week http://www.jlc.org/blog/weekly-newswire-feb-2. <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Juvenile Law Center </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 2016-02-02 00:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-post-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_blog_post_image" width="600" height="314" alt="" src="http://www.jlc.org/sites/default/files/blog_post_images/weekly-newswire-FB.jpg?1454442050" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Each week, Juvenile Law Center gathers the latest studies, reports, and headlines from around the country. Here's what we've been reading:</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">Teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong style="color: #565656; font-family: source-sans-pro, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; font-style: italic;">What's on our radar this week?&nbsp;</strong><span style="color: #565656; font-family: source-sans-pro, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Every Wednesday, Juvenile Law Center gathers the latest studies, reports, and headlines from around the country. Here's what we've been reading.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.jlc.org/blog/weekly-newswire-feb-2." target="_blank">read more</a></p> Weekly Newswire Tue, 02 Feb 2016 19:40:51 +0000 admin 7550 at http://www.jlc.org President's Ban on Solitary Confinement is a Model for States http://www.jlc.org/blog/presidents-ban-solitary-confinement-model-states <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-masthead-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_masthead_image" width="1040" height="214" alt="" src="http://www.jlc.org/sites/default/files/masthead_images/PursuingJustice_170.jpg?1454005000" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Juvenile Law Center </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 2016-01-28 00:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-post-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_blog_post_image" width="600" height="314" alt="" src="http://www.jlc.org/sites/default/files/blog_post_images/obama-bw.jpg?1454005000" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This week, President Obama issued a ban on the solitary confinement of juveniles in federal prisons and jails. While only a few hundred youth are confined in federal prisons and jails, the President’s Executive Order is a model for state juvenile justice facilities, which hold more than 50,000 young people nationwide.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">Teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><span style="color: #565656; font-family: source-sans-pro, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">We applaud President Obama’s leadership in eliminating solitary confinement and promoting developmentally appropriate, evidence-based policies and practices as&nbsp;</span><em style="font-family: source-sans-pro, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">the&nbsp;</em><span style="color: #565656; font-family: source-sans-pro, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">standard in all federal and state juvenile justice facilities.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.jlc.org/blog/presidents-ban-solitary-confinement-model-states" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ending Solitary Confinement Juvenile and Criminal Justice Juvenile Life Without Parole (JLWOP) Mental Health Treatment Trauma and Trauma Informed Advocacy Thu, 28 Jan 2016 16:38:00 +0000 admin 7531 at http://www.jlc.org What's on our radar this week http://www.jlc.org/blog/weekly-newswire-jan-26. <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Juvenile Law Center </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 2016-01-26 00:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-post-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_blog_post_image" width="600" height="314" alt="" src="http://www.jlc.org/sites/default/files/blog_post_images/weekly-newswire-FB.jpg?1453837458" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Each week, Juvenile Law Center gathers the latest studies, reports, and headlines from around the country. Here's what we've been reading:</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">Teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What's on our radar this week?&nbsp;</strong>Every Wednesday, Juvenile Law Center gathers the latest studies, reports, and headlines from around the country. Here's what we've been reading.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.jlc.org/blog/weekly-newswire-jan-26." target="_blank">read more</a></p> Weekly Newswire Tue, 26 Jan 2016 18:09:40 +0000 admin 7511 at http://www.jlc.org U.S. Supreme Court: Prior Finding That Mandatory Life without Parole Sentences for Youth Are Unconstitutional Now Found Retroactive http://www.jlc.org/blog/us-supreme-court-prior-finding-mandatory-life-without-parole-sentences-youth-are-unconstitution <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-masthead-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_masthead_image" width="1040" height="214" alt="" src="http://www.jlc.org/sites/default/files/masthead_images/PursuingJustice_169.jpg?1454100282" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Juvenile Law Center </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 2016-01-25 00:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-post-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_blog_post_image" width="600" height="314" alt="" src="http://www.jlc.org/sites/default/files/blog_post_images/scotus-fbcrop.jpg?1454100282" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In a key win for individuals nationwide who are serving life without parole sentences for crimes committed as children, the United States Supreme Court today <a href="http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/15pdf/14-280_4h25.pdf"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">ruled 6-3</span></a> in <em><a href="http://jlc.org/legal-docket/montgomery-v-louisiana" target="_blank">Montgomery v. Louisiana</a></em> that their 2012 decision in <em><a href="http://jlc.org/legal-docket/miller-v-alabama-jackson-v-hobbs" target="_blank">Miller v.</a></em></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">Teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In a key win for individuals nationwide who are serving life without parole sentences for crimes committed as children, the United States Supreme Court today ruled 6-3 in <em>Montgomery v. Louisiana</em> that their 2012 decision in <em>Miller v. Alabama</em>, barring mandatory life without parole sentences for youth, applies retroactively. Today’s decision guarantees that 69-year-old Henry Montgomery, along with as many as 2,000 others serving similar mandatory life without parole sentences, will receive new sentencing hearings or be considered for parole.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.jlc.org/blog/us-supreme-court-prior-finding-mandatory-life-without-parole-sentences-youth-are-unconstitution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Juvenile and Criminal Justice Juvenile Life Without Parole (JLWOP) Mon, 25 Jan 2016 17:29:03 +0000 admin 7499 at http://www.jlc.org "Making a Murderer": Justice Weeps http://www.jlc.org/blog/making-murderer-justice-wept <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-masthead-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_masthead_image" width="1040" height="214" alt="" src="http://www.jlc.org/sites/default/files/masthead_images/PursuingJustice_168.jpg?1454100306" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Deputy Director and Chief Counsel, Marsha Levick for the Huffington Post Blog </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 2016-01-20 00:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-post-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_blog_post_image" width="600" height="314" alt="" src="http://www.jlc.org/sites/default/files/blog_post_images/Child%20Seeking%20Justice%20B%26W-crop.jpg?1454100306" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>The following is an excerpt from the Huffington Post blog post by Deputy Director and Chief Counsel, Marsha Levick. Click the link below to read the full post.</em></p> <table class=" quote" border="0" align="right"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>How man more children will be convicted and sentenced based upon a false confession before proper protections are put in place?</p> </td></tr></tbody></table><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">Teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The injustices exposed in <em>Making a Murderer</em> are not limited to Manitowoc, Wisconsin, but mirror systemic failures in jurisdictions across the country. And, as one of the lawyers who litigated the Pennsylvania "Kids for Cash" scandal, the scent of official corruption was all too familiar.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.jlc.org/blog/making-murderer-justice-wept" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Access to Counsel Juvenile and Criminal Justice Juvenile Life Without Parole (JLWOP) Luzerne Kids for Cash Scandal Wed, 20 Jan 2016 16:57:08 +0000 admin 7495 at http://www.jlc.org What's on our radar this week http://www.jlc.org/blog/weekly-newswire-jan-19 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Juvenile Law Center </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 2016-01-19 00:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-post-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_blog_post_image" width="600" height="314" alt="" src="http://www.jlc.org/sites/default/files/blog_post_images/weekly-newswire-FB.jpg?1453837458" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Each week, Juvenile Law Center gathers the latest studies, reports, and headlines from around the country. Here's what we've been reading:</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">Teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong style="color: #565656; font-family: source-sans-pro, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; font-style: italic;">What's on our radar this week?&nbsp;</strong><span style="color: #565656; font-family: source-sans-pro, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Every Wednesday, Juvenile Law Center gathers the latest studies, reports, and headlines from around the country. Here's what we've been reading.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.jlc.org/blog/weekly-newswire-jan-19" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Weekly Newswire Tue, 19 Jan 2016 18:02:28 +0000 admin 7491 at http://www.jlc.org Reflecting on Kent, Miranda, and J.D.B in 2016 http://www.jlc.org/blog/reflecting-kent-miranda-and-jdb-2016 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-masthead-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_masthead_image" width="1040" height="214" alt="" src="http://www.jlc.org/sites/default/files/masthead_images/PursuingJustice_167.jpg?1452183321" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Executive Director Sue Mangold </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 2016-01-07 00:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-post-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_blog_post_image" width="600" height="314" alt="" src="http://www.jlc.org/sites/default/files/blog_post_images/SCOTUS-child-crop.jpg?1452183321" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Happy New Year!&nbsp; As we fondly remember our 40<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;anniversary celebrations last year, we move into 2016 with important legal milestones to commemorate. Fifty years ago, the United States Supreme Court decided <em><a href="https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/383/541" target="_blank">Kent v. United States</a>, </em>establishing a new constitutional baseline for transferring youth to the adult criminal justice system<em> </em>and <em><a href="http://www.pbs.org/wnet/supremecourt/rights/landmark_miranda.html" target="_blank">Miranda v.</a></em></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">Teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Fifty years ago, the United States Supreme Court decided <em>Kent v. United States </em>and <em>Miranda v. Arizona.&nbsp;</em>Just five years ago, the Supreme Court decided <em>J.D.B. v. North Carolina</em>, establishing for the first time that law enforcement must account for juvenile status when carrying out the requirements of <em>Miranda</em>. In the coming year, we will be highlighting the lasting significance and challenges posed by each of these cases in the juvenile justice context.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.jlc.org/blog/reflecting-kent-miranda-and-jdb-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Access to Counsel Juvenile and Criminal Justice Juvenile Life Without Parole (JLWOP) Reducing Transfers to the Adult System Wed, 06 Jan 2016 19:40:45 +0000 admin 7478 at http://www.jlc.org What's on our radar this week http://www.jlc.org/blog/weekly-newswire-jan-4 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Juvenile Law Center </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 2016-01-04 00:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-post-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_blog_post_image" width="600" height="314" alt="" src="http://www.jlc.org/sites/default/files/blog_post_images/weekly-newswire-FB.jpg?1453837458" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Each week, Juvenile Law Center gathers the latest studies, reports, and headlines from around the country. Here's what we've been reading:</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">Teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong style="color: #565656; font-family: source-sans-pro, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; font-style: italic;">What's on our radar this week?&nbsp;</strong><span style="color: #565656; font-family: source-sans-pro, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Every Wednesday, Juvenile Law Center gathers the latest studies, reports, and headlines from around the country. Here's what we've been reading.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.jlc.org/blog/weekly-newswire-jan-4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Weekly Newswire Mon, 04 Jan 2016 16:23:25 +0000 admin 7476 at http://www.jlc.org Making Higher Education a Reality for Foster and Homeless Youth http://www.jlc.org/blog/making-higher-education-reality-foster-and-homeless-youth <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-masthead-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_masthead_image" width="1040" height="214" alt="" src="http://www.jlc.org/sites/default/files/masthead_images/PursuingJustice_166.jpg?1450475211" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Juvenile Law Center </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 2015-12-21 00:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-post-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_blog_post_image" width="600" height="314" alt="" src="http://www.jlc.org/sites/default/files/blog_post_images/graduation-girl.jpg?1450475211" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>One and a half years ago, Briah was a college sophomore and about to turn 21. She was a good student and worked as a youth advocate in <a href="http://www.jlc.org/youthfosteringchange" target="_blank">Youth Fostering Change</a>, one of Juvenile Law Center's youth engagement programs.<strong> Briah was also about to become homeless when she aged out of foster care on her 21<sup>st</sup> birthday.</strong> With no family or support system, school was her entire life and best hope for the future. Would she have to quit school to get a fulltime job to pay and avoid living on the street?</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">Teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>One and a half years ago, Briah was a college sophomore and about to turn 21. She was a good student and worked as a youth advocate in&nbsp;Youth Fostering Change, one of Juvenile Law Center's youth engagement programs.<strong>&nbsp;Briah was also about to become homeless when she aged out of foster care on her 21<sup>st</sup>&nbsp;birthday.</strong>&nbsp;Would she have to quit school to get a fulltime job to pay and avoid living on the street?&nbsp;Today, homelessness is still a scary possibility for foster youth attending college.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.jlc.org/blog/making-higher-education-reality-foster-and-homeless-youth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Access to Education Child Welfare and Foster Care Permanency (Foster Care) State and Federal Legislation Transitions to Adulthood (Foster Care) Wed, 16 Dec 2015 17:50:48 +0000 admin 7466 at http://www.jlc.org