National Center for Youth Law



In This Issue: Oregon fails to ensure that all children can attend a full day of school, Healthy sexual development to Improve outcomes for youth in foster care, and leading educators criticize DeVos.



Is There a National Trend Toward Treating Children as Children?

By Bryn Martyna

There are signs that states, cities, and school districts throughout the country are questioning the wisdom of

One Year Later: State Level Response and Implementation of Miller v. Alabama

By Kelly Orians

On June 25, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling in the case of Miller

Deal Reached in Sara Kruzan’s Case

Parole a Possibility After a Long Struggle

By Bryn Martyna

Parole for Sara Kruzan is, at long last, a real

Frankie Guzman’s Efforts to Restore the Spirit of the Juvenile Justice System

By Bryn Martyna

The story of Francis “Frankie” Guzman’s path to becoming a lawyer is so gripping, the San Francisco

Enhancing Mental Health Advocacy for Girls in the Juvenile Justice System

By Fiza Quraishi

Many girls in the juvenile justice system need mental health services. They are, in many cases, legally

California Law Gives Youth Sentenced to Life Without Parole Another Chance

By Michael Harris

In a key policy shift that could spur other states to change their sentencing practices, California enacted

Recent US SC Decisions Suggest That Justice System Should Not Treat Children as Adults

By Hannah Benton

Scientific research on adolescent brain development continues to show that the brain of a 15-year-old is very

Michael Harris presentation on the overlap of implicit bias and the School to Prison Pipeline

Analysts from the fields of education, race relations, politics and law enforcement talked about institutional bias and racism, and recommendations

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