Juvenile Justice

Illinois, Home to Juvenile Justice, Behind Some States in New ‘Wave’ of Policy

Changes to the juvenile justice system, as shown through history, are volatile. As of late, the trend seems to be supporting a rehabilitative model. While states like New Mexico and even President Barack Obama at the federal level, had been hard at work banning solitary confinement for juveniles and implementing other rehabilitative measures, Illinois has
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Human Rights Watch: U.S. Juvenile Justice Policies Fall Short

The United States took a hit in its chapter of Human Rights Watch’s World Report 2015, which, among other things, investigated the racial biases and treatment of juveniles within the nation’s criminal justice system. HRW noted, for example, that African American men are six times more likely to be arrested than their white counterparts. Part
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