June 2011

Judicial Depravity
San Marcos Daily Record - June 2011

Victories for at-risk kids despite a tight budget
The CT Mirror - June 2011

Group Protests Boy's Adult Murder Charge
WJXT Jacksonville - June 2011

Teen who killed Crofton youth released from juvenile facility
The Baltimore Sun - June 2011

Robbery Suspects to be tried in different courts
Herald Mail - June 2011

Is your 16-year-old an adult?
Salisbury Post - June 2011

Teen girl needs to stay in juvenile system, says aunt
Dayton Daily News - June 2011

An event never seen before at the D.C. jail: a high school graduation
The Washington Post -
June 2011

Malouff gets deal in exchange of testimony
Valley Courier - June 2011

Decision delayed on whether Burlington boy will face adult charges
The Denver Post - June 2011

Accused 12-year-old killer in court today
WOKV - June 2011

Judge issues gag order in Jacksonville 12-year-old's murder case
The Florida Times-Union - June 2011

Can 12-Year-Old Be Rehabbed As Juvenile?
WJXT - Jacksonville - June 2011

Juvenile justice behind the curve?
NWI Times - June 2011

Officials urge state to make changes to juvenile justice system
News 14 Carolina - June 2011

Justice Orr urges raising age for juvenile court
The News and Observer - June 2011

Update: New Chapel Hill Teen to be charged as an adult, bon set at $1 million
KYTX - June 2011

Judge orders new hearing for juvenile in Pa. murder case
Youngstown Vindicator -
June 2011

May 2011

Kids in the Big House
The Portland Mercury - May 2011

Every Child Deserves a Second Chance 
The Huffington Post - May 2011

Don't build a new youth jail in Baltimore
The Baltimore Sun - May 2011

Planned youth jail to shrink as arrests are projected to decline
The Baltimore Sun - May 2011

Downsizing juvenile jail
The Baltimore Sun - May 2011

OR Senate: Keep Kids Out of Adult Jails
Oregon Public News Service/ABC Radio Network - May 2011

Bill will let youths avoid adult jails
Statesman Journal - May 2011

Despite law on racial disparities, black teens are overly tried as adults
St. Louis Beacon
- May 2011

A Mother's Day Reminder
Huffington Post - May 2011

Mother's Day Letter to the Editor by Parent Grace Warren
Chicago Reader - May 2011

A Convicts Odyssey
Chicago Reader - May 2011

Director Toni Godinez and the Challenges Facing the Juvenile Court
Huffington Post - May 2011

16-year-old Accused of Robbery Wants Case Transferred to Juvenile Court
Eastern Iowa News Now - May 2011

 

April 2011

New York Times editorial features State Trends Report
New York Times - April 2011

Better protecting prisoners
New York Times - April 2011

The lessons of Nathaniel Jones
ESPN - April 2011

Phelps' attorney says his client does not belong in adult jail
Fox 59 WXIN - April 2011

Raise the Age
NC Now - April 2011

Bill proposes raising juvenile age to 18
My Fox 8 - April 2011

Juvenile Killers in Jail for Life Seek Reprieve
New York Times - April 2011

Connecting the Dots, Protecting Kids
ACLU - April 2011

Sentencing Juveniles to Adult Time
Daily Kos - April 2011

State Reconsider Laws that Force Kids into the Adult Justice System
Juvenile Justice Information Exchange - April 2011

What is a juvenile?
Herald-Sun - April 2011

Raising the Age: CT Weighs Juvenile Crime Bill 
StamfordPatch - April 2011

ACLU calls for unified juvenile court in Wyoming
Billings Gazette - April 2011

March 2011

USA Today features State Trends Report
USA Today
- March 2011

America Corrects a Mistake: Trying Minors as Adults 
Christian Science Monitor - March 2011

Ill. praised in hiking age for adult court
Chicago Sun-Times - March 2011

Ill. praised for allowing more teens charged with misdemeanors to stay in juvenile court
Chicago Tribune - March 2011

Illinois changes justice system for juveniles
KHQA - March 2011

State Drifting away from locking up juveniles
Gazette - March 2011

Wise Prison Policy: Separating Juveniles
Gazette - March 2011

Ill. praised for allowing more teens charged with misdemeanors to stay in juvenile court
Associated Press - March 2011

Report shows 20 states, but not Florida, reversing trend of trying kids as adults
Florida Times-Union - March 2011

Fewer states trying kids as adults
Jackson Free Press - March 2011

Murphy applauds progress in state juvenile justice policies
Press Release - March 2011

Trying Kids As Adults: Policies Are Changing
NJ.com - March 2011

Trying Kids as Adults: Policies are Changing
New Report Shows Trend of Nearly Half the States Changing or Considering Change
-CFYJ Press Release - March 2011

Bill to retroactively change teens' sentences in limbo
Denver Post - March 2011

Committee shelves bill to allow juvenile parole
Colorado Independent - March 2011

Kids that Commit Murder: Tried as Adults?
Blisstree - March 2011

Town Relies On Troubled Youth Prison For Profits
NPR - March 2011

Proposed cuts to Oregon juvenile justice would eliminate hundreds of beds
Oregonian - March 2011

Supreme Court to decide when a juvenile is in custody
McClatchy Newspapers -  March 2011

Across the USA News from every state
USA Today - March 2011

LBJ School Publishes Report on Juveniles in the Texas Adult Criminal Justice System
LBJ School of Public Affairs - March 2011

Holder Supports Prevention for Youths over Courts
Washington Post - March 2011

Should Teens Be Tried As Adults?
CNN - March 2011

States Prosecute Fewer Teenagers in Adult Courts
New York Times - March 2011

When a Fifth-Grader Goes to Jail
Illinois Times - March 2011

 

February 2011

What can Missouri teach us about juvenile justice?

KALW News - February 2011

Obama Budget Dramatically Alters Rewards for Juvenile Justice Compliance 
Youth Today - February 2011

Judge considers whether youth can be tried as an adult in killing 
The Gazette - February 2011

Tell Minnesota: 10-Year-Olds Don't Belong in Adult Court 
Change.org - February 2011

Black Juveniles Tried as Adults at Alarming Rate in Missouri
Black Voice News
- February 2011

Adult charges haunt teenagers
The Fayetteville Observer
- February 2011

Op-ed: All teens deserve a chance to succeed
The Fayetteville Observer
- February 2011

Easton shooting takes heavy toll on boys' family
The Columbus Dispatch
- February 2011

Inmate from Virginia Beach argues life term is unconstitutional
The Virginian-Pilot
- February 2011

 

January 2011

Panel: Raise age to try kids as adults
The Charlotte Post
- January 2011

Adult court system dead end for nonviolent youths
The Charlotte Observer - January 2011

11-year-old Pennsylvanian is youngest person in world to face life without parole
Raw Story - January 2011

American injustice: Imprisoning children for life
Associated Content - January 2011

Lack of remorse key factor in case
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - January 2011

Budget cuts could send youth offenders to adult prisons
California Watch - January 2011

Johnson: Charge 10-year-old in accidental fire? Grow up
The Denver Post - January 2011

Prison reform: A smart way for states to save money and lives
The Washington Post - January 2011

 

December 2010

Juvenile justice system must remain separate from adult program
Winston-Salem Journal - December 2010

Advocates launch juvenile justice week of action
WIBI-TV - December 2010

CJNY pushes for juvenile justice reform
Youth Radio - December 2010

Book drive benefits youth held in city jail
The Afro American - December 2010

 

February 2011

What can Missouri teach us about juvenile justice?

KALW News - February 2011

Obama Budget Dramatically Alters Rewards for Juvenile Justice Compliance
Youth Today - February 2011

Judge considers whether youth can be tried as an adult in killing
The Gazette - February 2011

Tell Minnesota: 10-Year-Olds Don't Belong in Adult Court
Change.org - February 2011

Black Juveniles Tried as Adults at Alarming Rate in Missouri
Black Voice News
- February 2011

Adult charges haunt teenagers
The Fayetteville Observer
- February 2011

Op-ed: All teens deserve a chance to succeed
The Fayetteville Observer
- February 2011

Easton shooting takes heavy toll on boys' family
The Columbus Dispatch
- February 2011

Inmate from Virginia Beach argues life term is unconstitutional
The Virginian-Pilot
- February 2011

 

January 2011

Panel: Raise age to try kids as adults
The Charlotte Post
- January 2011

Adult court system dead end for nonviolent youths
The Charlotte Observer - January 2011

11-year-old Pennsylvanian is youngest person in world to face life without parole
Raw Story - January 2011

American injustice: Imprisoning children for life
Associated Content - January 2011

Lack of remorse key factor in case
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - January 2011

Budget cuts could send youth offenders to adult prisons
California Watch - January 2011

Johnson: Charge 10-year-old in accidental fire? Grow up
The Denver Post - January 2011

Prison reform: A smart way for states to save money and lives
The Washington Post - January 2011

 

December 2010

Juvenile justice system must remain separate from adult program
Winston-Salem Journal - December 2010

Advocates launch juvenile justice week of action
WIBI-TV - December 2010

CJNY pushes for juvenile justice reform
Youth Radio - December 2010

Book drive benefits youth held in city jail
The Afro American - December 2010

November 2010

Marion County Jail now housing juvenile offenders

News 13- November 2010

Sheriff's Office takes over juvenile center
Ocala Star-Banner- November 2010

ACLU sues Michigan over juvenile life without parole sentences
The Michigan Messenger- November 2010

Let's quit punishing juveniles in adult prisons
Ashville Citizen-Times- November 2010

NC legislators want to increase age for adult crimes
Ashville Citizen-Times- November 2010

Important bill might get overlooked by state Senate
The Tennessean- November 2010

Teen arrested for shooting father accidentally
KOB-TV- November 2010

Tough prison sentences throw away the key on teen offenders
The Virginia-Pilot- November 2010

Letters: Juveniles don't belong locked in adult jails
The Post-Crescent- November 2010

Tell congress to reauthorize the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act
Children's Defense Fund- November 2010

Questioning study that showed inmates in solitary get better
The Denver Post- November 2010

A law student with a checkered past fights for a second chance
The Florida Bar News- November 2010

Juvenile offenders to move to adult jail
WFTV-TV- November 2010

Advocacy group reports criticizes Virginia's treatment of juveniles in adut court
Richmond Times-Dispatch- November 2010

Justice Initiates New Study of Juveniles Transferred to Adult Courts
Youth Today-
November 2010

Defense Lawyer: Parents of accused Deerfield shooter thought they knew son
Sun Sentinel- November 2010

Florida teen charged as adult in death of playmate
Bradenton Herald
- November 2010

Baltimore youth rally to demand schools, not prisons
change.org- November 2010

Hundreds protest state plans to build youth jail in city
The Baltimore Sun- November 2010

Juvenile detention center still set to rise in east baltimore
Afro-American- November 2010

Star athlete to be tried as an adult on assault charge
The Baltimore Sun- November 2010

Increase in age of adult prosecutions proposed
The Blue Banner- November 2010

I-Team: Juveniles tried as adults
WJAR-TV- November 2010

 

October 2010

Juveniles tried as adults
WRBL-TV
- October 2010

North Carolina could raise juvenile crime age to 18
The Daily Tar Heel
- October 2010

Panel wants NC juvenile court age raised to 18
Associated Press
- October 2010

Juveniles in the Adult System
WICU-TV
- October 2010

Campaigning for youth justice in Onalaska
WXOW-TV
- October 2010

Cycle of crime: ever more young offenders sent to Florida adult courts
The Orlando Sentinel- October 2010

The insanity of sentencing minors to adult prison: the Maryland study
The Huffington Post
- October 2010

Why 'adult time for adult crimes' doesn't work
change.org
- October 2010

Prosecutor opposes Bustamante's application for education
KOMU.com
- October 2010

'Pointing fingers...doesn't help or heal'
New York Daily News
- October 2010

Compromise with juvenile system a good approach
The Macon County News-
October 2010

Build Schools, not juvenile jail
The Baltimore Sun
- October 2010

Keep kids out of adult court
The Baltimore Sun-
October 2010

Report says trying juveniles as adults is counterproductive
The Baltimore Sun
- October 2010

Study: Treating youths as adults not good
UPI.com
- October 2010

Missouri Model
stltoday.com
- October 2010

Saving Juvenile Offenders
KMBC.com
- October 2010

For one of Sudan's 'lost boys' and teens in D.C. jail, a shared struggle
The Washington Post
- October 2010

Advocates pushing to get 17-year-olds criminal suspects into juvenile court instead of adult
Pierce County Herald
- October 2010

Forum discusses returning 17-year-olds to juvenile system
La Crosse Tribune
- October 2010

Push continues for 17-year-old criminals into juvenile court
WHBL 1330
- October 2010

Rep. McCarthy introduces legislation to support family engagement in juvenile justice facilities

Rep. Carolyn McCarthy Press Release- October 2010

Tale of two 16-year-olds
The Journal Gazette
- October 2010

Judge gives teen ultimatum
The Topeka Capitol-Journal- October 2010

Pushing uphill to keep teens from landing in adult prisons
Star Tribune
- October 2010

Pennsylvania's juveniles seek relief for life sentences
Philadelphia Daily News-
October 2010

Sentenced as a teen, killer hopes for a second chance
Philadelphia Daily News- October 2010

I-Team: Juveniles tried as adults
NBC 10- October 2010

Defense calls for brain scan of accused Central High shooter
Knoxville News Sentinel
- October 2010

Is Wyoming too tough on kids?
Laramie Boomerang- October 2010

 

September 2010

Lawmakers Stalling on Juvenile Justice
criminaljustice.change.org- September 2010

Judge Mathis chimes in about Reporter's investigation
Chicago Now.com- September 2010

Jackson mother fights for juvenile justice
KRCU Newsroom: Southeast Missouri State University-
September 2010

Jackson woman starts own juvenile justice campaign, will have Tuesday kick-off
Southeast Missourian-
September 2010

Juvenile justice group launches reform efforts
Southeast Missourian- September 2010

Child advocates push for legislative change
The Macon County News-
September 2010

State reviews laws on adult age
The Macon County News-
September 2010

Isolation cases of jailed district youth skyrocket
The Washington Examiner-
September 2010

A tolerance of rape
The Washington Post-
September 2010

Seventeen
The Chicago Reporter-
September 2010

Youth Doing Hard Time For Nonviolent Crime In Illinois
The Huffington Post- September 2010

Letter: Let juvenile system sentence youths
The Advocate-
September 2010

Mom, wrongly convicted man join forces in justice campaign
KFVS12- September 2010

With shooting death, a juvenile justice success story has a tragic end
The Kansas City Star- September 2010

August 2010

Maryland revisits the size of its juvenile jail
The Washington Post
and The Baltimore Sun- August 2010

Ehrlich criticizes jail project that began on his watch
The Baltimore Sun-
August 2010

Every voter, a champion for children
The Examiner- August 2010

Youth should be a factor
The Philadelphia Inquirer- August 2010

Slaying case's long delay on youth status called travesty
Pittsburgh Post- Gazette
August 2010

Bill would let juvenile criminals seek leniency
San Francisco Chronicle- August 2010

Rethink how we punish juveniles
Atlanta Journal Constitution- August 2010

Mass Incarceration for Troubled Black Youth
Afro-American Newspaper- August 2010

Deterring youth crime
The Baltimore Sun

Black Men's Jail Time Hits Entire Communities
NPR Talk of the Nation- August 2010

Baltimore girl, 14, charged as an adult with murder and held without bail
The Washington Post- August 2010

New law restricts charging juveniles as adults
The Pueblo Chieftain- August 2010

New law: Youths won't be charged as adults
SunHerald-
August 2010

Age gap plugged in prosecuting juvenile crime
Reno Gazette-Journal- August 2010

Tough on teen crime? Change N.C.'s law
The News and Observer- August 2010

 

July 2010

In shift, Memphis police issuing more summonses to juveniles, rather than incarceration
The Memphis Commercial Appeal - July 2010

Look ma, it's my digital mug shot NYPD database stores pics of worst kiddie cons
New York Daily News - July 2010

Juvenile justice: Too young for life in prison?
ABC News - July 2010

It's Time to Quit Putting Kids in Adult Jails and Prisons
change.org - July 2010

Reform helps ease overcrowding
The Shreveport Times - July 2010

Accused shooter, 14, moved to adult jail
The News-Courier - July 2010

Issues run deep at youth prison
The Columbus Dispatch - July 2010

D.C. youth justice agency's school improvements deemed 'remarkable'
The Washington Post - July 2010

June 2010

Dwayne Betts: The Supreme Court says... I was right
The Atlantic - June 2010

Juvenile Justice Diverges in Court
Los Angeles Times - June 2010

Talking points won't heal D.C.'s youth
The Washington Post - June 2010

Teen faces adult charge, contrary to high court ruling
Orlando Sentinel - June 2010

Youth prison shows Illinois what is possible
WBEZ - June 2010

Legislation would set standard for juvenile detention
The News-Star - June 2010

Activists wage late attempt to stop youth jail
The Baltimore Sun - June 2010

Ramsey County aims for blind justice
Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder - June 2010

More data sought on jailed kids
Queens Tribute - June 2010

12-year-old could beome Pennsulvania prison's youngest inmate ever
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - June 2010

Juvenile gets taste of adult justice
KXLY - June 2010

May 2010


Betts murder raises questions about how D.C., courts handle young offenders
The Washington Post - May 2010

Arrest of 3 teens in Brian Betts's death puts scrutiny on D.C. juvenile system
The Washington Post - May 2010

Motto asked to reconsider Jordan Brown ruling
New Castle News - May 2010

Mass. fails in commitment to juvenile justice
The Boston Globe - May 2010

Liz Ryan on kids in the adult system
Courting Justice at the Coffee House - May 2010

An end to youth prison's only college classes?
Chicago Public Radio - May 2010

Prison classes offer few job skills for real life
Chicago Public Radio - May 2010

Crime prevention part of new strategy to end cycle of young people taking the lives of other young people
Birmingham News - May 2010

States vary on dealing with youth sex offenders
The Washington Post - May 2010

Rep. Miller takes questions on juvenile justice reauthorization
Youth Today - May 2010

April 2010


A son's suicide inspires mother to fight for juvenile justice
April 2010

Local parent testifies at hearing on juvenile detention center reform
April 2010

Congress holds full committee hearing on JJDPA Reauthorization
April 2010

Campaign for Youth Justice ad on JJDPA in April edition of Youth Today
April 2010

Why locking up youths is bad policy
The Washington Post - April 2010

D.A.'s group in Pa. issues new rules for juvenile cases
The Philadelphia Inquirer - April 2010

Erie teen's robbery case transferred to juvenile court
Erie Times-News - April 2010

Teen suspect can wear her own clothes at homicide trial
Springfield News-Leader - April 2010

Juvenile justice reform works, at lower cost
The Daily Advertiser - April 2010

Berea man testifies before Congress for juvenile justice

The Richmond Register - April 2010


2 boys face murder charge in adult court
News-Sentinel - April 2010

Survey says rehab, not retribution, for youths
Chicago Tribune - April 2010

There's never enough 'for the sake of our children' -Steve Teske
Henry Daily Herald - April 2010

Girl, 10, charged after teachers kicked at school
The Daytona Beach News-Journal - April 2010

Jordan Brown murder case takes emotional toll
ABC Nightline - April 2010

Local parent testifies at hearing on juvenile detention center reform
Southeast Missourian - April 2010

A son's suicide inspires mother to fight for juvenile justice
The Huffington Post - April 2010

Judge to decide if teen will be tried as adult in brother's murder
KKTV - April 2010

Putting the judge back in juvenile justice
The Miami Herald - April 2010

15-year-old girl out of coma after Florida school beating
Lexington Herald-Leader - April 2010

Parents have sixth-grader arrested
The News Herald - April 2010

Tim Kane is at the heart of a bill limiting teen punishment
The Ledger - April 2010

County OKs moving another juvenile
The Hawk Eye - April 2010

Should 17-year-old offenders still be prosecuted as adults?
The Capital Times - April 2010

Briggs High mourns loss of former student
The Hour - April 2010

Foster kids can't be jailed for their own 'best interest,' court says
The Miami Herald - April 2010

Boy's murder trial could test law
The Des Moines Register - April 2010

Can't be a felon, he's too young
The Washington Times - April 2010

Committee hears testimony on bill to return most 17-year-olds to juvenile justice system
Wisconsin Lawyer - April 2010

Bill says 17 too young for adult court
Sheboygen Press - April 2010

A son's suicide inspires mother to fight for juvenile justice - April 2010

Jordan Brown to be tried as an adult
Beaver County Times - April 2010

Chief questions use of taser on 10-year-old boy
Indianapolis Star - April 2010

Local parent testifies at hearing on juvenile detention center reform - April 2010

Freed from prison, some juveniles have no place to go
Chicago Tribune - April 2010

Support building to lessen DA power to try Colorado youth as adults
The Colorado Independent - April 2010

Alabama jail inmate reported as suicide
The Anniston Star - April 2010

Liberian boy pleads guilty in gang rape
Fox 10 Phoenix - April 2010

March 2010

Wrestling's "MVP" motivates toubled teens
CBS Evening News - March 2010

Ariz. teen's gang-rape case goes to juvenile court
Associated Press - March 2010

What happens in the court system when a child commits murder?
The Register Citizen - March 2010

Man officially exonerated after 26 years in prison
CBS 4 - March 2010

Trial set for young murder defendant
Cincinnati Enquirer - March 2010

La. lawyers discuss juvenile justice system at symposium
The Daily Reveille - March 2010

16-year-olds are not adults
The Herald-Sun - March 2010

Boy, 14, youngest in county to be tried as an adult
Hamilton Journal-News - March 2010

Time-out
The Cavalier Daily - March 2010

Adult or juvenile court?
WKOW - March 2010

Juvenile Justice Reform: Making the 'Missouri Model' an American Model
The Huffington Post - March 2010

More states rethinking life sentences for teens
The National Law Journal - March 2010

Life in prison for teens
CNN - March 2010

Boy, 12, charged with murder
CNN - March 2010

Mentoring juveniles before the become adult criminals
The Christian Science Monitor - March 2010

From Brewer to Arpaio, no one's listening to the experts about how to save money or protect civil rights and public safety when it comes to juvenile justice
Phoenix New Times - March 2010

Some Florida kids: life without parole
The Ledger - March 2010

Horrifying acts' common thread: troubled kids
The Miami Herald - March 2010

Accused killer, 12, refuses to take blame, doctor says
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - March 2010

Sauk County teen charged with murder found not competent
WKOW-TV - March 2010

Neagle pleads guilty, tells of abuse
Idaho Press-Tribune - March 2010

Arizona lawmakers changing plan to keep Juvenile Corrections department for at least a year
Associated Press - March 2010

Kids in adult jails TV story
NAPS (broadcasted 192 times in more than 30 states) - March 2010

How young is too young to face life in prison?
ABC Good Morning America - March 2010

Officials brace for young offenders' return from Juvenile Corrections
The Daily Courier - March 2010

Illinois increases juvenile court age to 17
Chicago Tribune - March 2010

Girl, 11, who set mom's bed on fire receives probation in plea deal
St. Petersburg Times - March 2010

Prosecutors to treat Eliason as adult
Niles Daily Star - March 2010

Judge to rule by April on Jordan Brown's status
Beaver County Times - March 2010

Girl, 14, to be charged in adult court in drug death
Wisconsin State Journal - March 2010

Teen overdose victim had 20 times normal dosage in his body
The Janesville Gazette - March 2010

From youth bank robber to 'Idol' contestant, Starke native rises up
The Gainesville Sun - March 2010

Decade in prison for swiping a six pack?
ABC News - March 2010

Boulder DA backs bill to review cases against juveniles charged as adults
Daily Camera - March 2010

Child criminals are still children
Daily Camera - March 2010

John Caudle: Calculating murderer or battered kid?
The Denver Post - March 2010

DeLauro advocates for renewal of youth intervention program
New Haven Reigster - March 2010

Where would young offenders go?
The Times - March 2010

Former inmate, PGCC alumnus returns to campus with new book
The Sentinel - March 2010

New gang bills to increase penalties, jail time
WBAL TV - March 2010

Boy skirts charges in teacher attacks
Boston Herald - March 2010

Nobody ever mentioned college
Daily Journal - March 2010

Terry Davenport might be the visionary we need
Charleston City Paper - March 2010

February 2010

The Campaign for Youth Justice releases updated DVD, Childhood Interrupted. View the entire video. - February 2010

CFYJ's Grace Bauer Testifies for Action in Congress and Justice Department to Protect Youth in Juvenile and Adult Correctional Facilities - February 2010


The Post and Courier - February 2010

The cost of incarceration: How we treat our children

BlackPressUSA.com

Girl's arrest for doodling raises concerns about zero tolerance
CNN.com - February 2010

Utah Supreme Court considers violent teens in adult justice system
Desert News - February 2010

Juvenile justice not at all clear cut
The Huntsville Times - February 2010

Kids should never be tried as adults
CNN.com - February 2010

Invest in at-risk youth and save money, lives
San Antonio Express-News - February 2010

Boy, 12, faces grown up murder charges
CNN.com - February 2010

Slay suspect, 12, to face life sentence?
CBS The Early Show - February 2010

Law should recognize children are not adults
Capital times - February 2010

A juvenile justice alternative that works: throwing away the key
St. Paul Pioneer Press - February 2010

Youth prison system under pressure
USA Today - February 2010

January 2010

Less youth detention means more savings
The Billings Gazette - January 2010

State law puts Sauk County slaying in adult court
Channel 3000.com - January 2010

8-year-old arrested after attacking mom at Wal-Mart
Port Orchard Independant - January 2010

Governor, hear victim talk about youth jail
The Arizona Republic - January 2010

Adults are to blame for jailed juveniles
Wyoming Tribune-Eagle - January 2010

Boy, 13, charged with killing father
Wisconsin State Journal - January 2010

Obama, Holder must protect jailed youths
The Spokesman-Review - January 2010

Children are not too old to change
Newsweek - January 2010

Sexual abuse of youths in detention
The Washington Post - January 2010

Arizona boy who admitted killing father sentenced to treatment
CNN.com - January 2010

States rethink 'adult time for adult crime'
CNN.com - January 2010

We should stop charging our children as adults
News & Herald - January 2010

Courts 'Raise the Age' for teens
New Britain Herald - January 2010


December 2009

Jailing juveniles

The Washington Post - December 2009Fix S.C. sentencing rules

 


Don't Place Kids In Adult Jails

Richmond Times-Dispatch - December 2009

 

 

Parents seek juvenile justice changes
NBC 12 - December 2009

 

State Lawmakers Stuck on Juvenile Courts
NBC 29 - December 2009

 

Virginia Crime Panel Extends Juvenile Justice Study
CBS 19 - December 2009

 

Virginia panel hears about juvenile justice disparities, ‘sexting’ laws
Richmond Times-Dispatch - December 2009

 

Don't charge juveniles as adults, advocates urge
The Virginian-Pilot - December 2009

 

Va crime panel extends juvenile justice study
Associated Press - December 2009
(story picked up by other media outlets)

 

Justice for Virginia juveniles
The Washington Post – December 2009

 

Prosecuting juveniles as adults
The Denver Daily News – December 2009

 

Teen gets 2 years in prison
The St. Augustine Record – December 2009

 

Prosecutor uses his past, present to inspire foster children
The Washington Post – December 2009

 

Juvenile Crime Stats Astonishing
My Fox Memphis – December 2009

 

No rescue for accused gang killer; judge orders teen tried as adult
The Salt Lake Tribune – December 2009

 

Probation officer: Try teen as adult
The Salt Lake Tribune – December 2009

 

Juvenile law should be reconsidered
The Waynesboro News Virginian and The Daily Progress – December 2009

 

Huge jump in teens charged as adults
Seattle Post Intelligencer – December 2009

 

The tragedy of placing teens in adult system
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – December 2009

A college freshman with a major difference
The Washington Post – December 2009

One Size Does Not Fit All: A Slippery Slope to Increased Juvenile Incarceration
The Huffington Post – December 2009

Babies Behind Bars
The San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center – December 2009

Florida pays a heavy price for locking up its children
St. Petersburg Times – December 2009

Story from Two Worlds: R. Dwayne Betts A Question of Freedom
Maryland Morning – December 2009

Girl, 15, is puzzler for justice system
St. Louis Post-Dispatch – December 2009

Attorney: Boy Too Young For Prison
KETV– December 2009

Teen crime needs balanced response
The Virginian-Pilot – December 2009

Juvenile justice chief in D.C. is leaving post
The Washington Post – December 2009

A D.C. reformer departs
The Washington Post – December 2009

November 2009

What Matters: Inmate to Leader
CNN (Story starts about 1:05 in) – November 2009

 

Life Without Parole: 'Cruel and Unusual' for Teenage Rapist?
ABC News – November 2009

 

Study criticizes Va.'s handling of youth offenders
Richmond Times-Dispatch – November 2009

 

Teen crime needs balanced reponse
The Virginian-Pilot – November 2009

 

Study: Courts too often treat juveniles as adults
The News & Advance – November 2009

 

Juvenile sentencing rule scrutinized
The Daily Progress – November 2009

 

Group Criticizes Va's Handling Of Youth Offenders
Associated Press – November 2009

 

Group Calls For Changes to Juvenile Justice In D.C.
WAMU 88.5 FM – November 2009

 

Juvenile Justice and Race: An Uphill Climb to the Bottom
The Huffington Post – November 2009

 

How Old Is Old Enough?
The New York Times – November 2009

 

Judge OKs request for new judge in St.Johns case
Arizona Daily Sun – November 2009

 

Lessons from prison
St. Petersburg Times – November 2009

 

Florida should not lead the way in locking up juveniles
The Oracle – November 2009

 

Don't throw kids away
Orlando Sentinel – November 2009

 

Hot topic: Harsh sentences for juveniles
The Palm Beach Post – November 2009

 

Teen gets 20 years for attack
Idaho Press-Tribune – November 2009

 

17-year-old found dead in Michigan City jail cell
South Bend Tribune – November 2009

 

Juvenile Justice
Bangor Daily News – November 2009

 

Police: Mo. teen dug grave anticipating murder
Associated Press – November 2009

 

Chance for change: Life sentence removes hope for juvenile reform
The Patriot-News – November 2009

 

The limits of juvenile sentencing
The Philadelphia Inquirer – November 2009

 

Two cases may change the way teens are punished
CNN.com – November 2009

 

Juveniles Sentenced to Life
CNN.com – November 2009

 

OJJDP Administrators Gather for First Time
Youth Today – November 2009

 

Life Without Parole: 'Cruel and Unusual' for Teenage Rapist?
ABC News – November 2009

 

Ariz. struggles with case of 9-year-old in killings
USA Today – November 2009

 

High Court Weighs Life Terms for Minors
NPR – November 2009

 

Weighing Life in Prison for Youths Who Didn't Kill
The New York Times – November 2009

 

High court justices to ponder life imprisonment for juveniles
USA Today – November 2009

 

Florida leads nation in locking up kids in adults jails
St. Petersburg Times – November 2009

 

High court tackles issues if teenagers facing life sentences
The Oakland Press – November 2009

 

Some Juvenile Offenders Spend Time in Adult Prison
WVTF – November 2009

 

Youth Offenders Deserve a Chance for Rehabilitation
Roll Call – November 2009

 

After years in lockup, man now helps youths
The Daily Tribune – November 2009

October 2009


Justices will scrutinize life sentences for youths

The Washington Post – October 2009

 

Should Juveniles Be Sent To Jail For Life?
NPR's Tell Me More – October 2009

 

Education is last hope behind bars
The Tampa Tribune – October 2009

 

Judge opens adult certification hearings to public
New Tribune – October 2009

 

Keeping Kids Out Of Jail In Shelby County
ABC 24 – October 2009

 

Residents discuss juvenile justice at Norfolk forum
The Virginian-Pilot – October 2009

 

Study Finds High Rate of Imprisonment Among Dropouts
The New York Times – October 2009

 

Miller Committed to JJDPA Reauthorization in "This Congress"
Youth Today – October 2009

 

Teen gets 132 years in fatal shooting
Merced Sun-Star – October 2009

 

First coast pair among Florida's youngest female inmates
The Florida Times-Union – October 2009

 

Troubled girls behind bars a consequence of neediness
The Florida Times-Union – October 2009

 

Florida a leader in putting kids in jail for life
The Miami Herald – October 2009

 

In letter, parents of teenager Jordan Valdez argue against adult punishment in fatal hit-run
St. Petersburg Times – October 2009

 

Kids' crimes test parents' ethics
The Tampa Tribune – October 2009

 

Three men sentenced to life in prison in Dunbar rape case
Orlando Sentinel – October 2009

 

Durbin meets with Eric Holder to discuss Chicago youth violence, seeks $5 million
Chicago Sun Times – October 2009

 

Officials tour La. juvenile prison
The Daily World – October 2009

 

Should the children who killed a seven-year-old "Mortal Kombat-style" be tried as adults?
Helium – October 2009

 

The kids are not alright
Minnesota Daily – October 2009

 

Spencer: Collingdale teen learns lesson in prison
Delaware County Daily Times – October 2009

 

What requirements are needed to certify a teen as an adult? Pro 8 answers the question
Pro8News.com – October 2009

 

D.C. Jail's Free Minds Young Poets Hold Sixth Annual Poetry Reading
The Washington Informer – October 2009

 

Minor Offenses: The Tragedy of Youth in Adult Prisons
The Nation – October 2009

 

What is the Age of Responsibility?
Governing Magazine – October 2009

 

Competence in doubt in 9-year-old boy's rape case
Associated Press – October 2009

 

Juvenile life-without-parole sentence too harsh, report says
The Boston Globe – October 2009

 

For the youngest killers, a glimmer of redemption
The Boston Globe – October 2009

 

Is a child still a child if he is also a felon?
Star Tribune – October 2009

 

Ex-inmate tells students: 'It's not a joke'
Hattiesburg American – October 2009

 

Guv stays mum, but sources say teenage convicts & guards headed to adult prison
The Trentonian – October 2009

 

Murder suspect's status as adult or juvenile undecided
KLTV – October 2009

 

A sentence too cruel for children
The Washington Post – October 2009


My Turn: Teenage criminals Deserve a Second Chance
Newsweek – October 2009


Violent juvenile offenders will get a new home
KOLD News 13 – October 2009


N.C. Task Force to study age limit for juvenile offenders
WRAL – October 2009


When Should Teens be Adults in the Eyes of the Law?
NBC 17 – October 2009


DC is New Home For Wrongly Convicted Man Now Fighting For Justice
9 News Now – October 2009


Convicted to Colonial: Ten years for a crime he didn't commit
The GW Hatchet – October 2009

September 2009


16-Year-Olds Will Fare Better In Juvenile System

Hartford Courant - September 2009

 

Letter: Juvenile Justice
The Topeka Capital-Journal - September 2009

 

More Teens in Jail being Charged as Adults

Donthan Eagle - September 2009

 

Crofton Teen Who Admitted Raping Girl, 7, to be Tried as Adult

The Baltimore Sun - September 2009

 

When Children Kill, Punishment Varies

The Kansas City Star - September 2009

 

Juveniles: Coming Full Circle?

Tulsa World - September 2009

 

A Title Wave of Controversy

The Washington Post - September 2009

 

One Book in the Hole

The Washington Post - September 2009

 

Crime and Youth: They're Not Adults

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - September 2009

 

16-year-olds Will Fare Better in Juvenile System

Hartford Courant - September 2009

August 2009

R. Dwayne Betts: A mind unconfined by jail

USA Today - August 2009

Young Children In Adult Prisons

The New York Times - August 2009

 

Should Juveniles Who Commit Serious Crimes Be Charged as Adults in Idaho?

The Idaho Statesman - August 2009

July 2009

Suitland Native Writes Book About Time in Prison

The Afro-American - July 2009

 

Juvenile Justice System Examined at Gathering

The Virginian-Pilot - July 2009

 

Study Finds Many Juveniles Transferred to Adult Court in PA

The Citizens Voice - July 2009

 

12 and in Prison

The New York Times - July 2009

 

Violent Youths' Sentences Under Fire

The Baltimore Sun - July 2009

 

Should Idaho Stop Allowing Minors to be Tried as Adults?

The Idaho Statesman - July 2009

 

Juvenile Justice Activist Receives Women of Vision Award

The Times-Picayune - July 2009

 

An Injustice in Idaho Points to a Larger Issue

The Staten Island Advance - July 2009

 

Lawyer: Remove Teen Suspect From Adult Jail

Salt Lake Tribune - July 2009

 

Editorial: Try Child in Juvenile Court

Ventura County Star - Sacramento Bureau - July 2009

 

D.C. Youth Center Punishes Employees For Escapes

The Washington Post - July 2009

 

My Abbreviation Was Young When I Caught the Cases

Dwayne Betts for The Atlantic - July 2009

 

Hard Time at a Young Age

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - July 2009

 

Doctor: Put Teen in Juvenile Justice System

The Daily Local - July 2009

June 2009

An Escape in Laurel

The Washington Post - June 2009

 

When A Child Kills

The Houston Examiner - June 2009

 

Reforming our Juvenile Justice System

The Casper Star-Tribune - June 2009

 

Former Delinquent Throws Support Behind System

WRAL News - June 2009

 

Certified as Adults, But Still Children

The Houston Chronicle - June 2009

 

State Withdraws Request to Put 9-Year-Old Back in AZ Jail

KNXV News - June 2009

 

Crime Commission Gets Juvenile Justice Facts

WBBT-TV - June 2009

 

Lost Youth: US Minors Tried, Jailed As Adults

Agence France-Presse (AFP) - June 2009

 

Teenagers Doing Time

Agence France-Presse (AFP) - June 2009

May 2009

When Children Pull the Trigger, Prosecutors Face a Tough Call

The Gazette - May 2009

 

Washington, DC Oak Hill Center Emptied And Its Baggage Left Behind

The Washington Post - May 2009

 

For Their Own Good

Houston Press - May 2009

 

Bordsen Bill Would Eventually Raise Juvenile Court System Age to 17

The Times News - May 2009

 

Bill Seeks Change of Pace in Juvenile Justice System

Sun Journal - May 2009

 

UM Graduate has bright future, despite dark past

The Gazette - May 2009

 

Former Convict Gives Graduation Speech

Fox News - May 2009

 

Doctor: Children Don't Think About Consequences

KVAL News - May 2009

 

Bill Would Raise Age for Juvenile Delinquents to 18

Fox 8 TV - May 2009

 

Proposed Law Would Keep Most Juvenile Offenders under 18 in Juvenile Court

The Shelby Star - May 2009

 

A Mother's Campaign: Profile on Tracy McClard

KFVS News - May 2009

 

Juvenile Justice Groups Honor 2 Area Mothers

New Haven Register - May 2009

 

Alternatives to Jail Urged for Latino Youth

Medill Reports - May 2009

 

From High School to High Security

National Public Radio - May 2009

 

Commentary: Most Teens Shouldn’t Be Tried as Adults

The Charlotte Observer - May 2009

 

Age Appropriate

News and Observer - May 2009

 

Life Sentences for Juveniles?

The New York Times - May 2009

 

Proposed Law Would Keep Most Young Offenders under 18 in Juvenile Court

Gaston Gazette - May 2009

 

Brandy Bynum, Action for Children North Carolina

680 WPTF Radio, Morning News with Scott Fitzgerald - May 2009

 

Proposal Seeks a Break for Teens

The News & Observer - May 2009

 

Bill Would Raise Age for Juvenile Crimes

News 14 Carolina - May 2009

 

Standing Up for Kids, Shortfall or Not

NC Policy Watch - May 2009

 

Editorial: Raising Court Age Limit a Break For Teens

Greensboro News & Record - May 2009

 

Most Teens Shouldn’t Be Tried As Adults

The Charlotte Observer - May 2009

 

Stop Trying 13-Year-Olds in Court as Adults

Kansas City Star - May 2009

 

Missouri Advocate Receives National Mother of Distinction Award

KSDK-TV - May 2009

 

Tracy McClard given award by Campaign For Youth Justice and the National Juvenile Justice Network

Southeast Missourian - May 2009


Convicted as a Teen, Man Freed after 16 years in Prison

AFP - May 2009

 

Prosecution of 17-Year-Old Offenders Decried

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - August 19, 2008

 


Bank Robber, 13, Could Get 21 Years in US Jail

AFP - May 2009

 

Justices Agree to Take Up Sentencing for Young Offenders

The New York Times - May 2009

 

California’s Juvenile Injustice System

Los Angeles Times - May 2009

 

Keeping youth out of The Adult Justice System

North American Press Syndicate - May 2009


April 2009

Wisconsin Social Workers: Don’t Send Kids to Adult Jails

Public News Service - April 2009

 

Incarcerated Juveniles Belong in Juvenile Facilities

American Psychiatric Foundation - April 2009

 

WAMU Coverage on DC rally to keep juvenile records sealed

WAMU - April 2009

 

Video on the Juvenile Justice Reauthorization Bill featuring Tracy McClard

KFVS 12, Heartland News - April 2009

 

Delinquency and Prevention

The New York Times - April 2009


March 2009

WLOS TV News Clip on North Carolina Juvenile Justice Reform

ABC 13, Western North Carolina - March 2009

 

Missouri System Treats Juveniles With Lighter Hand

The New York Times - March 2009

 

Violent Extortion Rings In Adolescent Jail Noted Before Death

The New York Times - March 2009

 

Getting the Juvenile Justice System to Grow Up

Time Magazine - March 2009

 

Attorney Objects to Adult Court for Teenager

Deseret News - March 2009

 

11-year-old boy to face homicides trial

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - March 2009

 

D.C. To Share Data About Top Youth Offenders

The Washington Post - March 2009


February 2009

A look at why state teens can get life without parole

Seattle Post-Intelligencer - February 2009

 

When a Child Is Charged with an Adult Crime

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - February 2009

 

Riker's Fight Club

The Village Voice - February 2009

 

Riker's Horror Story

The New York Times - February 2009

 

Lawsuits Suggest Pattern of Rikers Guards Looking Other Way

The New York Times - February 2009

 

Defining ‘Cruel and Unusual’ When Offender Is 13

The New York Times - February 2009

 

Raise the Age law, probation jobs frozen in Rell’s budget plan

The Hour - February 2009

 

Law ties DA’s hands over jailing of juvenile in homicide

The Pittsburgh Post Gazette - February 2009

January 2009

Advocates Push to Raise Juvenile Age in Court

Associated Press - January 2009

 

Teen Wants out of Adult Court

Erie Times-News - January 2009

 

Kids Will Be Adults

New Haven Advocate - January 2009

 

Rosenberg: Justice Different for Young Offenders

East Valley Tribune - January 2009

 

At opening, teens show life “on the inside”

New Haven Independant - January 2009

 

Guest opinion: Seeking justice for crimes – and youngsters

Tucson Citizen - January 2009

 

Who’ll Stand Up for Virginia’s Children?

The Washington Post - January 2009

 

Can Maricopa County’s Juvenile-Justice System Fix Troubled Teens? Rarely, One Judge Laments

Phoenix News Times - January 2009

 

Big Ideas for Barack Obama

Ascribe, The Public Interest Newswire - January 2009

 

Youth Offenders Jailed Across the Country

ABC2 News - January 2009

 

In Prison at the ‘End of the Earth’

The Washington Post - January 2009

 

Study to Put Va. Juvenile Justice Issues Before Lawmakers

The Virginian-Pilot - January 2009

 

County Clarifies Policies on Youths in Jail, Homeless Camping

The Oregonian - January 2009

 

Confession by Boy in Dual Killing Is Set Aside

The Arizona Republic - January 2009


August 2008

An Emphasis on 'Juvenile'

New York Times - August 2008

 

The Case for Juvenile Courts

New York Times - August 2008

 

 

December 2009

Senate Judiciary Committee Press Release on the passage of Juvenile Justice Legislation, S. 678 - December 2009

Senate Judiciary Committee approves S. 678 (JJDPA) - December 2009

 

The Connecticut Success Story: Raising the Age of Juvenile Court Jurisdiction – December 2009

 

The Delaware Success Story: Reversing Automatic Transfer of Juveniles to the Adult System – December 2009

 

The Illinois Success Story: Reducing Racial Disparity through Transfer Reform – December 2009

 

S. 678 JJDPA State and Local Sign-on Support Letter – December 2009

 

November 2009

 

New Report Sheds Light on Virginia’s Flawed System for Trying Youth as Adults – November 2009

 

Community Leaders and Youth Present Juvenile

Justice Reform Recommendations to D.C. Policy

Leaders at Roundtable - November 2009

 

Missouri Parent/Advocate Tracy McClard

organized the 2nd Annual Campaign for Youth

Justice 5k Run.

 

CFYJ Spokesman and Author R. Dwayne Betts

was featured on PBS’s Tavis Smiley show.

This is a nationally syndicated program.

Click here to view the entire show.

 

 

CFYJ Spokesman and Author R. Dwayne Betts was

interviewed by Daryn Kagan on his new book,

A Question of Freedom. Dwayne is currently on a

book tour and visiting a city near you.

 

August 2009

R. Dwayne Betts interviewed on WRIR's Wordy Words radio program - August 2009

R. Dwayne Betts on The Tavis Smiley Radio Show - August 2009

R. Dwayne Betts: A mind unconfined by jail

USA Today - August 2009

Book Review: "A Question of Freedom," By Campaign Spokesman R. Dwayne Betts

The Baltimore Times - August 2009


July 2009

University of Texas at Austin's LBJ School releases first-ever comprehensive policy study on trying and sentencing children as adults, From Time-Out to Hard Time: Young Children in the Adult Criminal Justice System
University of Texas at Austin's LBJ School - July 2009

 

The Virginian-Pilot's Coverage of The Community Youth Justice Jam in Norfolk, VA
The Virginian-Pilot - July 2009

 

June 2009

VA Crime Commission to Hold Hearing to Discuss Trying Children as Adults - June 2009

 

Commission Investigates Status of Youth in Adult Jails and Prisons - June 2009

 

December 2008

In Prison at the 'End of the Earth'

The Washington Post - December 2008

 

Youth Offenders Jailed Across the Country

ABC2News - December 2008

 

County Clarifies Policies on Youths in Jail, Homeless Camping

The Oregonian - December 2008

 

November 2008

Teen Gets 10 Years in Adult Prison

The Capitol - November 2008

 

Juvenile Justice and the Theater of the Absurd

Miller-McCune Magazine - November 2008

 

October 2008

Charges Dismissed against Mario Rocha, Who Was Jailed 10 Years for Slaying

Los Angeles Times - October 2008

 

Adult Crimes, Young Offenders: “Where Do We Draw the Line?”

The Washington Post -  October 2008

 

“Missouri Model” for juveniles praised nationally

The St. Louis American - October 2008

 

Raw Deal

BET News - October 2008

 

When It Comes to Justice, Things Not Equal for ‘Black and White Youth,’ New Report Says

Tri-State Defenders - October 2008

 

Report: Criminal Justice System Unfair to Black Youth

Chicago Defender - October 2008

 

July 2008

Do kids belong in adult jails?

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - July 2008

 

Child's play: Congress must act on juvenile justice bill

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - July 2008

 

District Cites Gains in Jail's Treatment of Youths

The Washington Post- July 2008

 

Rehabiltating Juvenile Justice

San Francisco Chronicle- July 2008

 

Juvenile Justice

The Washington Post- July 2008

 

Don't Teach Our Children Crime

The New York Times- July 2008

 

June 2008

JJDPA Reauthorization Introduced

Youth Today- June 2008

 

May 2008

Children in Adult Jails

The New York Times- May 2008