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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…

Young, Black and Charged as Adults

Denzel Glover was 16 when he was arrested and taken to Pittsburgh’s Allegheny County Jail for shooting another teen in September 2016. Kiyon Swindle was 17 when he was arrested in March 2017 for leading Allegheny County police on a…