Juvenile Justice

Publications

Kavanaugh shows we need to have a national conversation about youth, sex and justice
Emily Mooney

It’s been a month since allegations publicly surfaced asserting that Brett Kavanaugh, the most recent nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, had sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford while they…

, The Detroit News
They’re still kids: Don’t prosecute 17-year-olds as adults
Nila Bala & C. Jarrett Dieterle

When Briana Moore was 17 years old, she got into a fight at the Oakland mall and was arrested and charged with an adult misdemeanor. As a result, Moore lost her job at McDonald’s and struggled to…

, Newsday
The reality of punishing teenagers
Jesse Kelley

This piece was originally published in InsideSources.com

Being a teenager is the worst. For teenagers, everything is changing — both physically and emotionally. Moreover, these young people are…

, The Sunbury News
Opinion: Teens Have It Tough; Why Are We Making Things Harder?
Jesse Kelley

This piece was originally published in InsideSources.com

Being a teenager is the worst. For teenagers, everything is changing — both physically and emotionally. Moreover, these young people are…

, Justice Policy Institute
Teens Have It Tough; Why Are We Making Things Harder?
Jesse Kelley

This piece originally appeared on Inside Sources. 

Being a teenager is the worst. For teenagers, everything is changing — both physically and emotionally. Moreover, these young people are…

, InsideSources
Teens Have It Tough; Why Are We Making Things Harder?
Jesse Kelley

Being a teenager is the worst. For teenagers, everything is changing — both physically and emotionally. Moreover, these young people are confronted with some of the most intense situations in…

Testimony of Jesse Kelley in support of the Michigan Youth in Prison legislative package
Jesse Kelley

September 25, 2018
To Chairman Kesto and the Members of the House Committee on Law and Justice:

My name is Jesse Kelley, and I am the State Affairs Manager for Criminal Justice for the R Street…

, The Crime Report
Why Do We Keep Jailing Runaway Kids?
Nila Bala & Emily Mooney

Earlier this summer, a young female was arrested and ushered into our criminal justice system. The cause? According to local reporting, she was charged with being “Beyond Parental…

, The Hill
For youthful offenders, incarceration doesn’t always equal accountability
Nila Bala

Though one wouldn’t necessarily know it from reading or watching the local news, the overwhelming majority of crimes committed by children are relatively minor, non-violent, offenses. In fact, only…

, ALDotCom
Alabama should keep kids ‘Close to Home’
Jesse Kelley

Everyone knows that young people are apt to make mistakes, which is why the juvenile justice system often seeks to divert young offenders into rehabilitation programs that can help them correct bad…