Juvenile Justice

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R Street Institute Letter of Support: “Raise the Age” Legislative Package
Jesse Kelley

November 28, 2018

Speaker Tom Leonard
164 Capitol Building
Lansing, MI 48933

Re: HB 4607 (Lucido); HB 4653 (Kosowski); HB 4662 (Pagel); HB 4664 (Afendoulis);
HB 4676 (Garrett); HB 4659…

, Washington Examiner
Tens of thousands of minors will spend the holidays in a detention facility — Congress can help them
Nila Bala

Across the country, nearly 45,000 young people are spending tonight in a detention facility. In some states, records show children as young as 8 are ordered to serve time in youth jails for…

, Journal Courier
Making it tough on teens
Jesse Kelley

Being a teenager is the worst. For teenagers, everything is changing — both physically and emotionally. Moreover, these young people are confronted with some of the most intense situations in life:…

Kavanaugh shows we need to have a national conversation about youth, sex and justice
Emily Mooney

It’s been a month since allegations publicly surfaced asserting that Brett Kavanaugh, the most recent nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, had sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford while they…

, The Detroit News
They’re still kids: Don’t prosecute 17-year-olds as adults
Nila Bala & C. Jarrett Dieterle

When Briana Moore was 17 years old, she got into a fight at the Oakland mall and was arrested and charged with an adult misdemeanor. As a result, Moore lost her job at McDonald’s and struggled to…

, Newsday
The reality of punishing teenagers
Jesse Kelley

This piece was originally published in InsideSources.com

Being a teenager is the worst. For teenagers, everything is changing — both physically and emotionally. Moreover, these young people are…

, The Sunbury News
Opinion: Teens Have It Tough; Why Are We Making Things Harder?
Jesse Kelley

This piece was originally published in InsideSources.com

Being a teenager is the worst. For teenagers, everything is changing — both physically and emotionally. Moreover, these young people are…

, Justice Policy Institute
Teens Have It Tough; Why Are We Making Things Harder?
Jesse Kelley

This piece originally appeared on Inside Sources. 

Being a teenager is the worst. For teenagers, everything is changing — both physically and emotionally. Moreover, these young people are…

, InsideSources
Teens Have It Tough; Why Are We Making Things Harder?
Jesse Kelley

Being a teenager is the worst. For teenagers, everything is changing — both physically and emotionally. Moreover, these young people are confronted with some of the most intense situations in…

Testimony of Jesse Kelley in support of the Michigan Youth in Prison legislative package
Jesse Kelley

September 25, 2018
To Chairman Kesto and the Members of the House Committee on Law and Justice:

My name is Jesse Kelley, and I am the State Affairs Manager for Criminal Justice for the R Street…