Juvenile Justice

Publications

Adult Jails are No Place for a Child
Nila Bala

Last year, Sonny Rugani—a child—hanged himself in the Broward County Jail, an adult facility. Unfortunately, his case is not an aberration for children transferred to the adult criminal justice…

, The Kansas City Star
New Kansas department could build on past juvenile justice reforms
Emily Mooney

At the beginning of the year, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced a plan to consolidate state agencies focusing on child welfare, mental health and juvenile justice into one large umbrella agency in…

A Conservative Agenda To Improve Youth Policing In Schools
Nila Bala & Emily Mooney

…even the most well-intentioned police officers may cause more harm than good by unnecessarily introducing youth to the justice system, interacting with youth in a manner that leads to a negative…

The Right Approach to Youth Policing in Schools
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (March 9, 2020) – Two weeks ago, a video went viral of an Orlando police officer arresting a six-year-old at her school, with the little girl crying for a second chance. The incident has…

, The Center Square
Michigan settles juvenile sexual abuse lawsuit for $80 million
Nila Bala

From The Center Square:

Critics of prisons housing youth offenders with more serious criminals argue that separating them would reduce the rates of recidivism as well as physical and sexual…

In support of House Bill No. 842, “AN ACT concerning Juvenile Law – Informal Adjustment.”
Emily Mooney

Testimony from:
Emily Mooney, Policy Fellow, Criminal Justice & Civil Liberties, R Street Institute
In support of House Bill No. 842, “AN ACT concerning Juvenile Law – Informal…

In opposition to House Bill No. 834, “AN ACT concerning Juvenile Law – Jurisdiction – Attempted Carjacking and Attempted Armed Carjacking.”
Emily Mooney & Jesse Kelley

Testimony from:
Jesse Kelley, Government Affairs Manager, Criminal Justice & Civil Liberties, R Street Institute
Emily Mooney, Policy Fellow, Criminal Justice & Civil Liberties, R Street…

Testimony: LB 1117, “A BILL FOR AN ACT relating to crimes and offenses”
Nila Bala

Testimony from:
Nila Bala, Associate Director of Criminal Justice Policy, R Street Institute
LB 1117, “A BILL FOR AN ACT relating to crimes and offenses”
February 12, 2020
Judiciary…

In SUPPORT of SB 314, “AN ACT concerning Juveniles Charged as Adults – Confidentiality of Records”
Jesse Kelley

February 11, 2020

Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee

Chairman and members of the committee,

My name is Jesse Kelley, and I am the government affairs manager for Criminal Justice &…

Justice Reform Can’t Ignore Juveniles in the Lone Star State
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (Feb. 5, 2020) – Texas has been heralded as a leader in the criminal justice reform space for at least the past decade. The need for reform began circa 2000, when the prison population…