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Keeping Kids Out of Adult Court

Photo courtesy Campaign for Youth Justice During the “tough on crime” era of the 1980s and 1990s, in some states, young people as young as 12 charged with certain offenses could be prosecuted as adults in most U.S. states. Until recently,…

Out of Adult Jail, But Still Far From Home

Michael Perehinec. Courtesy When defense attorney Michael Perehinec’s 16-year-old client was arrested in Tompkins County in upstate New York last spring, the judge at his arraignment decided to place him in state custody. Since…

Black and White Justice

All he wanted was a slushie. But after making a “wide turn” on his way to do so, black teenager Tae-Ahn Lea was pulled over, frisked, and handcuffed by officers from the Louisville Metro Police Department. After also searching his car,…