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Posted: November 20, 2017, 1:57 am

Daily Press

Hampton adopts program for case management of serious juvenile offenders
Daily Press
Serious habitual offenders are juveniles who have committed serious crimes such as armed robbery, felony gang crimes or malicious wounding. They may also have committed three offenses that would be considered felonies or Class 1 misdemeanors if they ...

Posted: November 20, 2017, 1:54 am

Detroit Free Press

Michigan remains a battleground in a juvenile justice war keeping hundreds in prison
Detroit Free Press
While judges could waive juveniles over 14 to adult court starting in 1923, this was, by and large, the exception and not the norm. That is until the late '80s and '90s when juvenile arrests for violent crimes began to spike and lawmakers began to ...

Posted: November 19, 2017, 4:00 pm

Baltimore Sun

Baltimore police, prosecutors point to drop in percentage of juveniles tried in adult court for serious crimes
Baltimore Sun
The percentage of city juveniles charged with serious crimes whose cases are moved from adult to juvenile court has increased drastically in recent years, Baltimore's top law enforcement officials say in a television show airing Sunday. On WMAR's local ...

Posted: November 19, 2017, 3:52 am

Daily Press

New law blocks police from releasing names of juvenile homicide victims
Daily Press
A 15-year-old boy was found dead in a back parking lot of Macedonia Baptist Church in Newport News on the night of Friday, Nov. 3, officials said. Officers found him with at least one gunshot wound to the head and medics pronounced him dead at the ...

Posted: November 18, 2017, 8:58 pm

Baltimore Post-Examiner

Mayor Pugh at crossroads on juvenile crime crisis
Baltimore Post-Examiner
This kind of juvenile criminal outrage, which also includes carjackings, robberies and armed attacks, needs to be stopped. And that is the key question that every Baltimorean should put to every city official. What are you going to do to stop these crimes?

Posted: November 18, 2017, 1:23 pm

The Commercial Appeal

Weathersbee: Shelby County's juvenile judge sees youths as redeemable. It's time everyone else did too
The Commercial Appeal
Shelby County Juvenile Judge Dan Michael believes that even youths who are charged with serious crimes deserve a serious chance to outgrow the issues that led them down that path. But he needs the community to show up and help him to help them.

Posted: November 18, 2017, 1:05 pm

Houston case highlights how juveniles fare in criminal justice system
The case comes amid bipartisan movements nationally to re-examine how juveniles are treated in the criminal justice system. Those movements have been bolstered by recent Supreme Court decisions and a growing body of research that shows even older ...

Posted: November 18, 2017, 3:42 am

Sentenced to life as a juvenile, man may finally be getting out
And it seems that black men are forced to deal with the trauma of prison after youth crimes more than any other demographic group. Black boys are sentenced to juvenile and adult detention more frequently than their white male counterparts for the same ...

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Posted: November 18, 2017, 1:50 am

Lawmakers agree to expungement of juvenile records
The Salem News
On Tuesday, the House approved legislation to allow juvenile records and some crimes committed between ages 18 and 21 — including felonies — to be expunged after three to seven years, along with previous convictions for marijuana possession now that ...

Posted: November 17, 2017, 11:23 pm

Sun Sentinel

Once on death row as a teen killer of newlyweds, man getting new shot at freedom
Sun Sentinel
The court decisions have brought a wave of resentencing hearings for juvenile criminals, “notwithstanding how horrific the crimes were for the victims' families,” said Stephen K. Harper, a former defense attorney now on the law school faculty at ...

Posted: November 17, 2017, 9:17 pm