The future of juvenile justice

Lack of adequate representation continues to be a serious issue in juvenile court in 2016, according to the National Juvenile Defender Center. In the same article summarizing a recent conference on “Children and the Law” at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. The conference also highlighted the drop in incarceration rates for juveniles, with a sharp decline in youth incarceration  matched by the shutdown of juvenile detention facilities around the country. Some 52 such facilities were closed between 2007 and 2011.

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