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April 10, 2015

Al Jazeera America Looks at Juvenile Justice and its 'Clientele'

"Kids Behind Bars," airing Sunday, visits a New Mexico juvenile center that is emphasizing counseling and education as a result of a legal settlement with the ACLU.

December 17, 2014

'Frontline' Digital Special Examines an Issue of Juvenile Justice

The PBS documentary show looks at a California policy of getting tough on juvenile crime through the perspective of one young offender.

December 08, 2014

New Federal Guidance Aims to Improve Schooling for Incarcerated Youth

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Attorney General Eric Holder announced today new guidance for states and localities that is meant to improve the education of youths in juvenile detention facilities and protect their civil rights.

August 04, 2014

PBS Documentary Looks at One Juvenile's Life-Without-Parole Sentence

"15 to Life: Kenneth's Story" follows a prisoner's effort to be resentenced after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down such harsh penalties.

July 11, 2014

The Case for Including Girls in 'My Brother's Keeper'

Many believe that girls of color face the same challenges as their male peers and that it makes little sense to exclude them from the White House initiative.

June 04, 2014

Two States Receive Grants to Reform Discipline Policies

Oregon and Virginia will each receive $5,000 grants to reform school discipline policies in each state, with the goal of making them less punitive and exclusionary.

June 03, 2014

Report Outlines Ways Schools Can Rework Harsh Discipline Policies

A new report provides suggestions for ways schools can reform harsh discipline practices and better support behavior problem management.

April 26, 2013

'Miranda' Warning Needed in School Drug Case, Court Rules

A student's statements to an assistant principal about drugs had to be suppressed in court because the student was not given a Miranda warning, a court ruled.

December 13, 2012

Policies Proposed, Change Demanded to End 'School-to-Prison Pipeline'

At a U.S. Senate hearing, speakers outlined how bad behavior at school, once handled in house, is now triggering juvenile arrests that derail students' education.

March 20, 2012

Justices Weigh Life for Young Juveniles in Murder Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court considered the constitutionality of sentences of life without parole for juveniles age 14 and younger convicted of murder.


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