Juvenile Crimes. Legal news and articles for April 27 - 30, 2017

More juveniles charged with gun-related crimesRuling offers hope for man sentenced to life for killing his family as teenJuvenile suspect killed in T-Mobile store robbery identifiedTeens admit to beating up classmate because of his sexuality,...Another Voice: Changes in juvenile justice policies acknowledge undisputed factsEditorial: Changes needed to stop kids from stealing carsEditorial: Changes needed to stop kids from stealing carsCounty attorney addresses Eden Prairie City CouncilJudges say no to juvenile detention changesUnder 18 or Under 21: Defining The 'Juvenile' In Juvenile CourtDeal reached in contentious juvenile case7 Philly teens missing after escaping from Western Pa. juvenile facilityTry 17-year-olds as juveniles, report suggestsCounty juvenile justice leadership recognizedJuvenile arrested for downtown burglaries

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April 2-8 is National Crime Victims' Rights Week
Morrow County SentinelApril 3, 2017

She said there were 343 in 2016 that were victims of felony, misdemeanor and juvenile crimes. Machesky and Advocate, Amanda Abdon, work with the Sheriff's office and courts to be proactive in helping victims of crime. They are advocates for the victim ...more »

County takes closer look at juvenile offenders' immaturity
Wichita EagleApril 8, 2017

These issues, as well as concerns about racial disproportionality and recidivism rates among youth prosecuted in the adult system, have driven opposition to the planned construction of a new $210 million juvenile-justice center in Seattle. Over the ...more »

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More juveniles charged with gun-related crimes
Dayton Daily NewsApril 30, 2017

Middletown Police Lt. Jimmy Cunningham called juvenile crime “a big problem” and said too often children don't understand the consequences of their illegal actions. The mistakes they make as juveniles follow them through adulthood and can limit their ...more »

Ruling offers hope for man sentenced to life for killing his family as teen
Seattle TimesApril 29, 2017

Most crimes committed by juveniles reflect “only transient immaturity,” and it is only the rarest of juvenile offenders whose crimes represent permanent corruption or incorrigibility, according to the opinion. “This movement toward banning juvenile ...more »

Juvenile suspect killed in T-Mobile store robbery identified
The Killeen Daily HeraldApril 29, 2017

After a few days of silence, officials have released the name of the juvenile suspect shot and killed in a robbery at Killeen Marketplace on Monday. The boy was identified as Daezion Turner by Sgt. David Roberts, a spokesman for the Texas Rangers and ...more »

Teens admit to beating up classmate because of his sexuality,...
WKMG OrlandoApril 28, 2017

"Several juveniles talked to our detectives and indicated they targeted the victim because of his sexual orientation," Watrel said. "At this time, we are working with the state attorney's office that's in charge of juvenile crime and whoever is ...more »

Another Voice: Changes in juvenile justice policies acknowledge undisputed facts
Buffalo NewsApril 28, 2017

For too long, New York State and North Carolina were the only states that enforced a controversial and regressive policy of incarcerating juveniles with adults. This is criminal irresponsibility that blurs the line between youths and adults in the ...more »

Editorial: Changes needed to stop kids from stealing cars
Tampabay.comApril 28, 2017

Florida's system for evaluating juvenile crimes is so loose a kid could steal two cars within a month and get sent home both times. In a single year, Pinellas law enforcement arrested nearly 500 juveniles for car theft. With kids accounting for 62 ...more »

Editorial: Changes needed to stop kids from stealing cars
Tampabay.comApril 28, 2017

Florida's system for evaluating juvenile crimes is so loose a kid could steal two cars within a month and get sent home both times. In a single year, Pinellas law enforcement arrested nearly 500 juveniles for car theft. With kids accounting for 62 ...more »

County attorney addresses Eden Prairie City Council
The Sun CurrentApril 28, 2017

Freeman also pointed to improvements in how the county handles juvenile crime, highlighting the use of diversion, in which police sometimes avoid charging a juvenile, instead letting parents handle punishment and such as necessary. That, combined with ...more »

Judges say no to juvenile detention changes
Journal TimesApril 28, 2017

The judges had been considering moving from the current policy, which mandates detention for youths charged with certain crimes, to a scoring tool that would allow some defendants referred to the county Juvenile Detention Center to go home with a ...more »

Under 18 or Under 21: Defining The 'Juvenile' In Juvenile Court
New England Public RadioApril 28, 2017

Massachusetts lawmakers are still working on this session's criminal justice reform package. One proposal -- among many -- would allow offenders to stay in the juvenile court system longer -- until they turn 21. But not all juvenile justice advocates ...more »

Deal reached in contentious juvenile case
Bend BulletinApril 27, 2017

Jason Kropf, a deputy district attorney, argued Reader's grandmother has been unable to control his behavior, something even the grandmother admitted. Reader has a criminal history. Kropf said previous remedies imposed by the juvenile department failed ...more »

7 Philly teens missing after escaping from Western Pa. juvenile facility
Philly.comApril 27, 2017

Seven Philadelphia teenagers remained unaccounted for Thursday after escaping last week from a residential facility for troubled youths in rural Western ...more »

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 »

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