Testimony

Here is testimony given by researchers, attorneys and advocates:

National



Inter-American Commission on Human Rights - March 2013

 

National Association of Counties - A Case for Juvenile Justice: Youth Safety and Prevention March 2013

 

U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Solitary Confinement - June 2012


Statement of Nicole Miera on Reassessing Solitary Confinement: The Human Rights, Fiscal, and Public Safety Consequences - June 2012

 

Statement of the Juvenile Justice Initiative on Reassessing Solitary Confinement: The Human Rights, Fiscal, and Public Safety Consequences - June 2012

 

Statement of Grace Warren on Reassessing Solitary Confinement: The Human Rights, Fiscal, and Public Safety Consequences - June 2012

 

Statement of Tracy McClard of FOR-J on Reassessing Solitary Confinement: The Human Rights, Fiscal, and Public Safety Consequences - June 2012

 

Statement of Vicky Gunderson on Reassessing Solitary Confinement: The Human Rights, Fiscal, and Public Safety Consequences - June 2012

 

Statement of Sharon LeGore on Reassessing Solitary Confinement: The Human Rights, Fiscal, and Public Safety Consequences - June 2012

 

CFYJ Statement on Reassessing Solitary Confinement: The Human Rights, Fiscal, and Public Safety Consequences - June 2012

 

Other Testimony

Testimony: Liz Ryan, Attorney General's Defending Childhood Task Force

 

Testimony of the Honorable Gerald Hyland, Board Member, National Association of Counties, on 2013 CJS Appropriations - March 2012

 

State

 

Colorado
Testimony: Shay Bilchik, Center for Juvenile Justice Reform, before the Colorado House Judiciary Committee

 

Connecticut
Presentation: Toni Walker on Raise the Age (2011)

 

District of Columbia

Testimony of Liz Ryan, Campaign for Youth Justice, for the D.C. Council Judiciary Committee on the Oversight of the D.C. Department of Corrections - February 29, 2012

 

Testimony of Liz Ryan, Campaign for Youth Justice, for the DC Council Committee on Public Safety - December 15, 2011

 

Youth Involvement Power Point Presentation - November 2011

 

Testimony of Liz Ryan, Campaign For Youth Justice, for the DC Council Committee on Public Safety, March 11, 2011

 

CFYJ testimony before the DC Council Human Services Committee hearing on September 23, 2010

 

Testimony: Jennifer L. Woolard, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Georgetown University (PDF 84 KB)

 

Testimony: E. Michelle Tupper, Board Member, DC Lawyers for Youth (PDF 124 KB)

 

Testimony: Consquences of Transfer of Children into Adult Criminal Court - Malcolm Young, Executive Director, The Sentencing Project (PDF 296 KB)

 

Testimony: Liz Ryan, President of CFYJ (PDF 4.87 MB)

 

Testimony: Laura Hankins, Special Counsel to the Director of the Public Defender Service (PDF 2.53 MB)

 

Testimony: Kristen Henning, Professor of Law and Co-Director, Juvenile Justice Clinic &_Wallace Mlyniec, Professor of Law and Director,_Juvenile Justice Clinic of the Georgetown University Law Center (PDF 2.63 MB)

 

Testimony: Ashley Nellis, Ph.D., Research Analyst, The Sentencing Project (PDF 2.52 MB)

 

Testimony: Alan Pemberton, Lead Counsel to Plaintiff in Jerry M. Case (PDF 1.03 MB)

 

Testimony: Scott Perry, Director of the Latin American Youth Center Workforce Investment and Social Enterprise Division (PDF 810 KB)

 

Testimony: Professor Richard Redding, Professor fo Law, Chapman University (PDF 26.9 KB)

 


Georgia

Testimony of Marc Schindler, Youth Law Center, on SB 440 Georgia State Senate Legislative Hearing (PDF 140 KB)

 

Illinois
Testimony on Raising Age of Adulthood SB458 Cook County Legislation and Intergovernmental Hearing (PDF 276 KB)

 

Statement for the Record: Senator Durban on Raise the Age in Illinois (November 2011)

 

 

Maryland

 

Testimonies to the Members of the Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee on Juvenile Justice Reform Measures - February 21, 2013

 

 

Testimony of Liz Ryan, Campaign for Youth Justice, before the Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee - March 1, 2012

 

Testimony on Maryland Transfer Law Michael Bochenek, Counsel to the Children's Rights Division of Human Rights Watch (PDF 276 KB)

Sheryl L. Marshall, Maryland Juvenile Justice Coalition (DOC 28 KB)

 

 

 

Nevada
Testimony: Liz Ryan, Campaign for Youth Justice, before the Nevada Legislative Committee on Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice

 

Testimony: Esther Brown, The Embracing Project, before the Nevada Assembly Judiciary Committee in Support of Assembly Bill 272

 

 

New York

Testimony: Avery Irons before the New York City Council Juvenile Justice Committee Oversight Hearing (November 2011)

 

Testimony from Judge Corriero before the New York City Council

 

Testimony: Gabrielle Prisco, Director of the Juvenile Justice Project (November 2011)


 

North Carolina
Youth Accountability Planning Task Force Presentation: The Connecticut Experience - By Connecticut Rep. Toni Walker (PPT 8.2MB)

 

Juvenile Age Study - A Study of the Impact of Expanding the Jurisdiction of the Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency, Governor's Crime Commission (DOC 1,533 KB)


Report on Study of Youthful Offenders Pursuant to Session Law 2006-248, Sections 34.1 and 34.2, North Carolina Sentencing and Policy Advisory Commission (PPT 55 KB)

Juvenile Justice in NC: A Historical Perspective, Janet Mason, University of North Carolina School of Government (PPT 2,037 KB)


Vermont
Testimony: Liz Ryan before the Vermont Judiciary Committee - February 2012

 

Virginia
Statement of Robert E. Shepherd, Jr. Emerius Professors of Law, University of Richmond Law School Hearing on H.R. 1279 (PDF 152 KB)

Wisconsin
Charity Eleson, Executive Director Wisconsin Council on Children and Families (PDF 516 KB)

 

Letters to Change Policy
John A. Tuell (DOC 52 KB)

Vincent Schiraldi (DOC 28 KB)