Juvenile Justice

Publications

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…

Florida, it’s time to act: the prosecution and expungement of juveniles
Camille Infantolino

As Florida lawmakers head to Tallahassee on March 2 for a 60-day legislative sprint, they’ll be faced with a slew of pressing priorities. Yet amidst the craze, improving Florida’s shameful record…

In SUPPORT of SB 474, “AN ACT relating to Prosecuting Children as Adults.”
Camille Infantolino

Chair Brandes, Vice Chair Gibson, Sen. Baxley, Sen. Boyd, Sen. Bradley, Sen. Broxson, Sen. Mayfield, Sen. Polsky, Sen. Rodrigues, Sen. Rouson and Sen. Thurston:

Thank you for your time and…

In SUPPORT of SB368, A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana code regarding criminal law and procedure.
Alan Smith

Chairman Young, Ranking Member Glick, Ranking Minority Member Tallian, and members of the Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee:

My name is Alan Smith, and I am a senior fellow and Midwest…

In support of House Bill No. 409, “AN ACT concerning Juveniles Convicted as Adults-Sentencing-Limitations and Reduction (Juvenile Restoration Act).”
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…

, Houston Chronicle
Youth probation reform can help Texas teens, save the state money
Emily Mooney

While the economy and the pandemic remained of primary importance in many individuals’ vote for president and the Senate, Texas exit polls suggest crime and safety were the most important issues…

, Urban Institute
Kentucky Is Succeeding in Keeping Youth Out of the Juvenile Justice System
Nila Bala & Emily Mooney

From Urban Institute:

To be clear, disparities persist and are significant. But many think that diversion reforms are key to improving equity (PDF), and our project lends some support to that…

, NCBI
The economic burden of child sexual abuse in the United States
Richard B. Belzer

From NCBI:

Belzer RB (2015). The costs and benefits of subjecting juveniles to sex-offender registration and notification. R street policy study no. 41. September Accessed on July 8 2016…

, Los Angeles Times
The immorality of sentencing a 15-year-old to prison forever
Arthur Rizer

When the Supreme Court takes up the case of Jones vs. Mississippi on Tuesday, its task should be simple.

Brett Jones was barely 15 when he killed his grandfather in 2004 during an argument. He…

CFSY Newsletter – October 2020
Arthur Rizer

From The Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth:
Check out these columns on the case, including two from conservative thought leaders supporting Jones:

The Immorality of Sentencing a…