In the 1990s criminologists predicted a new breed of children would grow up to be super-predators. While the myth was debunked, the legacy lives on.
The 1954 Brown v. Board of Education landmark Supreme Court decision desegregated schools, but it also laid groundwork for the school-to-prison pipeline.
Kids can be pushed further into the juvenile justice system when they are unable to pay court fees, fines and restitution, leaving their families with debt.
Lack of Latino data misrepresents Latino youth in the juvenile justice system, making nonprofits’ efforts to help more difficult.
Texas-based advocacy groups are working to pass a bill to shorten long juvenile prison sentences.
Spokane Public Schools in Washington is helping students take accountability and be supported by their community through restorative justice practices.
The Supreme Court case In re Gault recognized that kids have the same legal rights as adults. But kids in the U.S. still don’t have adequate access to lawyers.