Juvenile Crimes. Legal news and articles for April 24 - 27, 2017

Try 17-year-olds as juveniles, report suggestsCounty juvenile justice leadership recognizedJuvenile arrested for downtown burglariesLouisiana Senate votes to eliminate life sentences without parole for juvenilesAROUND TOWN: Teen Court steers youthful offenders away from crimeDavidson County juvenile violent crime increases over 2016Teen, two juveniles arrested for Mansfield Road burglariesForest Pawtuckett community fighting against juvenile crime spikeJuvenile believed to have been shot near Carytown, police sayMissouri bill would raise adult crimes ageKing County Council adopts measure to protect rights of juveniles in custodyHelena-West Helena police chief fired, new chief namedTeen arrested after spate of carjackings in Northwest BaltimoreArrest made in criminal sexual conduct caseJDAI Helped Preserve the Massachusetts Experiment Through the '90s

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Is Deportation of Juvenile Offenders Cruel and Unusual Punishment?
The Chronicle of Social ChangeApril 10, 2017

According to Southwestern School of Law Professor Beth Caldwell, who authored a report on the inconsistencies between criminal and immigration law, mandatory lifetime deportation orders imposed on non-citizens convicted of juvenile offenses should be ...more »

AROUND TOWN: Teen Court steers youthful offenders away from crime
Colorado Springs GazetteApril 27, 2017

In 1994 Colorado Springs Teen Court was founded "to interrupt the cycle of juvenile crime" and the impact has been major, board chair Bill Walsh, CSPD School Resource Officer, told the almost 500 supporters at the group's annual fundraising luncheon.more »

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Try 17-year-olds as juveniles, report suggests
Petoskey News-ReviewApril 27, 2017

LANSING — Raising the age of juvenile offenders by a year could reduce crime, cost little, and lead to better lives for thousands of young people, a recent report concludes. In Michigan, 17-year-olds can be tried as adults in court. Washington, D.C ...more »

County juvenile justice leadership recognized
Register PajaronianApril 27, 2017

“As a juvenile judge, I am excited to be working collaboratively with our probation department, public safety officers and community leaders to improve outcomes for youth in our delinquency system," Santa Cruz County Superior Court Judge Rebecca ...more »

Juvenile arrested for downtown burglaries
Benitolink: San Benito County NewsApril 27, 2017

The City of Hollister's downtown video surveillance system captured a juvenile suspect at both of the crime scenes, police said in a press release. The footage allegedly depicts the suspect kicking in the door at the bakery, entering and leaving a ...more »

Louisiana Senate votes to eliminate life sentences without parole for juveniles
NOLA.comApril 27, 2017

The Louisiana Senate voted 22-13 to completely eliminate the sentence of life without parole for people convicted of crimes they committed as juveniles. Instead, all people given life sentences for crimes they committed as juveniles would come up for ...more »

AROUND TOWN: Teen Court steers youthful offenders away from crime
Colorado Springs GazetteApril 27, 2017

In 1994 Colorado Springs Teen Court was founded "to interrupt the cycle of juvenile crime" and the impact has been major, board chair Bill Walsh, CSPD School Resource Officer, told the almost 500 supporters at the group's annual fundraising luncheon.more »

Davidson County juvenile violent crime increases over 2016
WKRN.comApril 26, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – An analysis of juveniles charged for violent crime shows an increase in key categories including aggravated assault, especially aggravated assault, homicide, robbery, aggravated robbery, especially aggravated robbery, theft ...more »

Teen, two juveniles arrested for Mansfield Road burglaries
Shreveport TimesApril 26, 2017

Shreveport Police property crimes investigators has led to the arrest of a trio of suspects linked to multiple business burglaries throughout southwest Shreveport.more »

Forest Pawtuckett community fighting against juvenile crime spike
WBTVApril 26, 2017

A Charlotte neighborhood is fighting back against the juvenile crime they say is plaguing their area. The Forest Pawtuckett neighborhood has been facing home burglaries, car break-ins, and even assaults at the hands of teenagers for years. Tuesday ...more »

Juvenile believed to have been shot near Carytown, police say
Richmond.comApril 25, 2017

Detectives ask anyone with any information to call Major Crimes Detective H. Brown at (804) 646-1109 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers ...more »

Missouri bill would raise adult crimes age
The Daily ProgressApril 25, 2017

Vivian Murphy is the former director of the Missouri Juvenile Justice Association. She says science has proved teenagers' brains still are developing, and that that putting them in with adult inmates makes them more likely to re-offend. Critics say the ...more »

King County Council adopts measure to protect rights of juveniles in custody
Kent ReporterApril 25, 2017

In an effort to gain information on other potentially serious criminal issues, the King County prosecutor has allowed law enforcement to interview juveniles on crimes not related to the reasons that the youth is being detained. Concern has been raised ...more »

Helena-West Helena police chief fired, new chief named
FOX13 MemphisApril 24, 2017

Green said the only crimes that had increased over the last year were juvenile crimes. Green told FOX13 his successor has his hands full with a department that lacks a lot of support and resources. “I've said this several times this morning. You can ...more »

Teen arrested after spate of carjackings in Northwest Baltimore
Baltimore SunApril 24, 2017

A 15-year-old boy was arrested after a string of carjackings in Northwest Baltimore on Sunday, a series of incidents that police say are another example of the struggles involved in keeping crimes committed by juveniles under control. Throughout Sunday ...more »

Arrest made in criminal sexual conduct case
KALB News (press release)April 24, 2017

Detectives developed sufficient probable cause that supported the original allegations and were able to obtain warrants on Lebron for twenty counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile, thirteen counts of computer-aided solicitation of a minor and one ...more »

JDAI Helped Preserve the Massachusetts Experiment Through the '90s
Juvenile Justice Information ExchangeApril 24, 2017

The '90s taught us that Miller's deinstitutionalization experiment transcends all else, even when eclipsed momentarily by short-term upticks in juvenile crime or shifts in political sentiments. Miller did what he did because he saw delinquent kids with ...more »

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