The Washington state Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that civil commitment of sexual offenders can be indefinitely extended for those whose crimes occurred when they were juveniles. While the court … Click to Continue »
Juvenile justice advocates are asking the Ohio Supreme Court to expand the legal rights of children charged with crimes. Court rules currently require that children facing the juvenile equivalent of … Click to Continue »
Offenders given true-life sentences for crimes committed as juveniles have gained a glimmer of hope they might someday be released. Recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions have made clear that only … Click to Continue »
Today, the Supreme Court ruled that juvenile offenders who commit homicide crimes cannot be mandatorily sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. The ruling extends the reasoning of a 2009 decision prohibiting t...
Among the U.S. Supreme Court's many rulings on juveniles and crime, several big cases over the last dozen years have narrowed the instances in which those who commit offenses under … Click to Continue »