Juvenile Justice

The juvenile justice system refers to the services and supports provided to children under the age of 18 who are involved with the justice system. The juvenile justice system is focused on moving services from treatment facilities to the community, focusing on diversion, and providing age-appropriate treatment.

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Supreme Court Ruling Weakens Ban On Incarcerating Juveniles For Life

On April 22, 2021, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled in Jones v. Mississippi that juveniles under age 18 can be sentenced to life without parole even if the sentencer does not make a separate factual finding of permanent incorrigibility before sentencing. This ruling weakens a 2012 SCOTUS ruling that banned mandatory… Read

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