Juvenile Justice

Publications

In SUPPORT of HB 36, “AN ACT concerning Juvenile Proceedings – Fines, Fees, and Costs.”
Jesse Kelley

Testimony from:
Jesse Kelley, Government Affairs Manager, Criminal Justice & Civil Liberties, R Street Institute
In SUPPORT of HB 36, “AN ACT concerning Juvenile Proceedings – Fines, Fees,…

Raising The Age Of Criminal Responsibility In Georgia
Nila Bala & Marc Hyden

BACKGROUND
Under current Georgia law, minors cannot vote, buy a lottery ticket or even open a checking account. Indeed, 17-year-olds are treated as children in almost every way—except in the…

, The Baltimore Sun
Locking young people up won’t result in less crime
Emily Mooney

In December, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan laid out a series of new initiatives to address violence in Baltimore. Among other things, these steps include introducing legislation that would increase…

The Financial Impact of Raising the Age of Adult Criminal Responsibility
Marc Hyden & Jesse Kelley

Testimony from:
Marc Hyden, Director of State Government Affairs, R Street Institute
Jesse Kelley, Manager, Government Affairs, Criminal Justice, R Street Institute
The Financial Impact of Raising…

As one state implements Raise the Age reforms, others should join in
Jesse Kelley

The first of December marks not only the beginning of the holiday season, but also the official implementation of North Carolina’s new Raise the Age law. In 2017, lawmakers raised the age of…

Memorandum to the Public and BPD Members
Nila Bala

November 15, 2019
Memorandum to the Public and BPD Members
RE: Draft Policy 1207, Youth Interrogations
https://www.powerdms.com/public/BALTIMOREMD/documents/629464

The Baltimore Police…

, The Center Square
Gov. Whitmer signs ‘Raise the Age’ bill into law
Nila Bala

From The Center Square:

Nina Bala, associate director of criminal justice and civil liberties at The R Street Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan public research organization, previously told The…

, AL.com
Alabama juvenile probation officers can be more effective with smaller caseloads
Jesse Kelley

Imagine having 40 kids. Every day, you need to know whether they went to school, where they will be afterward, and with whom they will be spending their time. You worry about whether they had enough…

, The American Interest
Open a School Door, Close a Prison
Nila Bala & Emily Mooney

“Why did you do it?” This was the first question posed to then-17-year-old Jarrod Wall by his attorney. The year was 1989, and Jarrod was facing a felony murder charge. The “why” could have…

, The Center Square
‘Raise the age’ bill passes Michigan Senate committee
Nila Bala

From The Center Square:

Nina Bala, associate director of criminal justice and civil liberties at The R Street Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan public research organization, told The Center…