Juvenile Justice


, The Crime Report
Why the ‘Culture’ of Juvenile Justice Needs to Change
Nila Bala

Last month, San Francisco announced plans to close down the city’s juvenile hall, explaining that youth violence has fallen to all-time lows and the facility has become mostly…

, The Crime Report
How to Fix Alabama’s Adult Prisons: Stop Incarcerating Young People
Jesse Kelley & Lars Trautman

Many folks picture a Sunday in the South to include a Baptist church choir, lemonade on the front porch, and hot, hazy humidity that will hug a person in warm southern hospitality.

It’s an…

, Daily Business Review
Strip-Search Case Could Reshape Supreme Court’s Immunity Doctrine
Media Coverage

From Daily Business Review:

The petition on behalf of the girl has drawn wide support from “cross-ideological groups,” as one amicus brief put it, including the American Civil Liberties Union and…

, The Crime Report
Case Could Reshape Civil Rights Immunity Doctrine
Media Coverage

From The Crime Report:

In the case before the court, I.B. v. Woodard, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in January dismissed claims by representatives of a 4-year-old Colorado girl who…

, Unlawful Shield
Cato Files Brief Challenging Qualified Immunity for Warrantless Strip Search of 4-Year-Old
Media Coverage

From Unlawful Shield:

The second is on behalf of a diverse array of groups from across the ideological and professional spectrum, who nevertheless all share a common interest in…

Michigan Can Raise the Age
Nila Bala

Michigan is one of the last states left that
automatically prosecutes 17-year-olds as adults, even for low level offenses.
This session, Michigan has a chance to change that policy and help the…

Testimony In SUPPORT of House Bills 4133-46 Raise the Age
Jesse Kelley

Chairman Filler and members of the committee:

My name is Jesse Kelley. I manage criminal justice state
policies as a government affairs specialist for the R Street Institute, a

Policy Opportunities For Handling Juvenile Criminal Justice Records
Media Coverage

From The Brookings Institute:

MS. MOONEY: Hi, my name is Emily Mooney and I work on the criminal justice team at the R Street Institute. So one of the things that all of the panelists addressed…

Testimony On Adjustments to CRS Report Formatting Before the House Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee
Kevin Kosar

Written testimony of Kevin R. Kosar Vice President of Policy, R Street Institute Before the House of Representatives Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee

April 2, 2019

Thank you,…

Shifting the Paradigm on Youth Probation
Emily Mooney & Jesse Kelley

“Before involving the youth justice system, society should better empower parents, educators and community partners to serve as the first line of defense. Involving the justice system when youth…