Juvenile Justice


, Miami Herald
One Florida county found the right way to keep youth out of the criminal justice system
Noella Sudbury

Juvenile courts handle approximately 750,000 delinquency cases each year in the United States, costing taxpayers millions of dollars. Many of these cases involve relatively minor offenses —…

, The Center Square
Pennsylvania’s Juvenile Justice Task Force can help the state’s youth and save money
Noella Sudbury

Each year, about 18,000 kids in the state of Pennsylvania have some type of contact with the criminal justice system. Most of these young people are in trouble for relatively minor behaviors, like…

Organizations Across the Country and Political Spectrum Support Eliminating Oregon’s Juvenile Fees and Fines (Senate Bill 817)
Steven Greenhut

Dear Chairs Johnson, Steiner Hayward, and Rayfield, and Vice-Chairs Girod, Gomberg, and Smith:

As national organizations across the political spectrum, we urge you to support passage of Senate…

R Street Institute applauds juvenile justice reform efforts in Pennsylvania
Ann Phelan

WASHINGTON (June 23, 2021)––On Tuesday, the Pennsylvania Juvenile Justice Task Force released a report that examined the state’s juvenile justice system and included 35 recommendations for…

A Legislative Guide to Safely Reducing Out-of-Home Placements for Youth
Noella Sudbury


The incarceration rate for youth is steadily declining, and so is youth crime. Over the past decade, the number of minors committing violent crimes and property offenses has dropped…

Lawmakers Should Pursue Alternatives to Out-of-Home Placements for Youth
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (June 16, 2021)—While the rate of out-of-home placements for justice-involved youth is declining, children are still being removed from their homes for relatively minor behavior. For…

, Senator Jon Ossoff
Sen. Ossoff Pushes for Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform Legislation to Expunge Records for Nonviolent Juvenile Offenses
Anthony Lamorena

The legislation is endorsed by the following organizations: American Conservative Union, Anti-Recidivism Coalition, Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth, Coalition for Juvenile Justice, Dream…

Objective Standard Institute: Marc Hyden on Raising the Age of Adulthood in the Criminal Justice System
Marc Hyden

Aaron interviews Marc Hyden, Director of State Government Affairs at the R Street Institute, about the benefits of raising the age of adulthood in the criminal justice system, some counterarguments…

, The Atlanta Voice
Senator Ossoff supports Criminal Justice Reform bill that expunges records for nonviolent federal juvenile offenses
Jillian Snider

From The Atlanta Voice:

The legislation was also endorsed by the following organizations: American Conservative Union, Anti-Recidivism Coalition, Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth,…

, Axios
Nila Bala & Emily Mooney

From Axios:

Disabled students are also disproportionately affected negatively when police or school resource officers rather than teachers and administrators maintain discipline, according to a…

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