Juvenile Justice

Publications

AB 251: Makes various changes relating to juvenile justice.
Nila Bala

Dear Chair Scheible, Vice Chair Cannizzaro and members of the Senate Judiciary Committee:

My name is Nila Bala, and I am the associate director of Criminal Justice and Civil Liberties Policy for…

, Rep. Tony Cárdenas
Cárdenas, Bass Introduce Legislation to Protect Minors in the Justice System | U.S. Congressman Tony Cárdenas
Anthony Lamorena

The bill has been endorsed by Human Rights for Kids, Campaign for Youth Justice, Justice Roundtable, National Association of Counsel for Children, Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC), Revolve Impact,…

Supreme Court’s ruling ignores that children can be rehabilitated
Nila Bala

Last Thursday, the Supreme Court made it easier to sentence youth to life without parole, the harshest sentence for a young person. The decision is a sharp departure from precedent established over…

SB 94: Relative to juvenile diversion programs.
Nila Bala

Chair Kimberly Rice, Vice Chairman Debra DeSimone and members of the committee:

My name is Nila Bala and I am the associate director of Criminal Justice and Civil Liberties Policy for the R Street…

Youth Advocates Push MD Bill to Divert Kids from Jail
Casey Witte & Emily Mooney

From The Southern Maryland Chronicle:

Research shows that processing a young person through the formal court system before age 18 can have devastating long-term consequences, including less…

In Support of SB 274, “Juvenile Diversion Program Expunction.”
Camille Infantolino

Chairman and members of the committee:

My name is Camille Infantolino and I conduct civil liberties and criminal justice research for the R Street Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy…

, The Newnan Times-Herald
In issues of justice, age matters
Marc Hyden

When it comes to matters of government regulation, age is critical. A couple years ago, the federal government raised the legal age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21. The reasoning for…

HB 272: “Juvenile Code; juvenile court to include children who are under 18 years of age; change jurisdiction.”
Marc Hyden

Chairman and members of the committee,

My name is Marc Hyden. I am a Georgia resident and the director of state government affairs at the R Street Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy…

It’s time for Indiana to Reform its Youth Justice System
Emily Mooney

Over the past year, high rates of COVID-19 behind bars and the killing of George Floyd have reminded the nation that contact with the criminal justice system can often be more harmful to community…

In support of House Bill No. 1187, “AN ACT concerning Juvenile Law-Juvenile Justice Reform”
Emily Mooney

My name is Emily Mooney, and I am a resident criminal justice policy fellow at the R Street Institute, which is a nonprofit, center-right public policy research organization. Our mission is to engage…