Juvenile Justice

Publications

, The Newnan Times-Herald
Faced with increased crime, we need more—not less—justice reform
Marc Hyden

It’s impossible to escape the tragic news of the recent mass shootings and the general rise in violent crime, and Americans are naturally scrambling to discover their cause and how they can be…

In SUPPORT of Pennsylvania Juvenile Justice Task Force Report & Recommendations
Sarah Anderson

Testimony from Sarah Anderson, Associate Director, Criminal Justice & Civil Liberties at R Street Institute in support of Pennsylvania Juvenile Justice Task Force Report &…

, Santa Fe New Mexican
N.M. behind in reducing youth incarceration
Steven Greenhut

New Mexico continues to have one of the nation’s highest rates of juvenile incarceration, with its rate of 227 per 100,000 population rivaling those found in incarceration-heavy California, Nevada…

, Newnan Times-Herald
Invoking Lovejoy’s Law on Justice Reform
Marc Hyden

“Think of the children” is a common refrain used in state capitols and city halls across the country to justify banning or regulating just about anything—even including plastic straws. Often,…

, Maryland Matters
Maryland Needs to Keep Up the Momentum on Juvenile Justice Reforms
Maya Szilak

The Maryland General Assembly is holding hearings on juvenile justice bills that would reduce youth recidivism, enhance public safety and stop the needless waste of court resources….

HB 269 requires Maryland youth to take advantage of their Miranda Rights, advancing justice
Sarah Wall

Maryland’s annual legislative session began three weeks ago, but elected officials in the House of Delegates Judiciary Committee and the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee have already heard…

In Support of Maryland SB 43 and HB 269 on Juvenile Justice Reform
Maya Szilak

Testimony from:
Maya Szilak, Resident Fellow, Criminal Justice and Civil Liberties, R Street Institute
In SUPPORT of HB 269 / SB 43
January 27, 2022
Senate Judicial Proceedings…

In Support of Maryland SB 165 on Juvenile Justice Reform
Maya Szilak & Sarah Wall

Testimony from:
Maya Szilak, Resident Fellow, Criminal Justice and Civil Liberties, R Street Institute
Sarah Wall, Government Affairs Region Manager, Northeast Region, R Street Institute
In…

, The Buffalo Chronicle
House reconciliation bill would remove misguided tax penalty on students with drug records
Jillian Snider

From The Buffalo Chronicle:

More than 20 organizations signed a letter supporting the 2019 bills. The organizations spanned the ideological spectrum, with the American Conservative Union, the R…

COVID-19 and Juvenile Probation: A Qualitative Examination of Emergent Challenges and Useful Strategies
Nila Bala

From Criminal Justice and Behavior:

The emergence of COVID-19 placed immediate pressure on the juvenile justice system to adapt to changes in case processing and decision-making practices….

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