Children and the Law Posts
The Support Center for Child Advocates, led by Executive Director Frank P. Cervone, was recently profiled by Visionaries, documentary series. The Support Center’s mission is to advocate for victims of child abuse and neglect with the goal of securing safety, justice, well-being and a permanent, nurturing environment for every child.
In this episode of Reasonably Speaking, juvenile justice scholar and Chief Reporter of the Restatement of the Law, Children and the Law, Elizabeth Scott guides our Children and the Law-exclusive panel through a series of discussions centering on child advocacy and juvenile law during a pandemic.
Arizona Supreme Court Rejects Eighth Amendment Claims by Juvenile Offenders Given De Facto Life Sentences for Multiple OffensesDouglas Berman
On Friday, [Oct. 9] the Supreme Court of Arizona handed down a unanimous rejection of claims by multiple juvenile offenders subject to de facto life sentences for multiple sentences in Arizona v. Soto-Fong.
At its meetings on October 13 and October 22-23, 2020, the Council reviewed and discussed Council Drafts of seven projects and approved drafts and portions of drafts.
On this episode of Reasonably Speaking panelists discuss the volatile climate surrounding the upcoming presidential election on Nov. 3, as well as what we can expect if the results are disputed.
Distinguishing ‘Incorrigibility’ From ‘Transient Immaturity’: Risk Assessment in the Context of Sentencing/Resentencing Evaluations for Juvenile Homicide OffendersJaymes V. Fairfax-Columbo, Sarah Fishel and David DeMatteo
n two recent cases, the United States Supreme Court abolished mandatory juvenile life without parole (LWOP; Miller v. Alabama, 2012) and held that the ban applies retroactively (Montgomery v. Louisiana, 2016). Pointedly, the Court suggested that juveniles should only be sentenced to LWOP when they are ‘incorrigible’ or ‘irreparably corrupt.’
Unlike other children, Native American children can be tried and sentenced in tribal, state or federal justice systems. Once they make contact with the justice system, Native youth face unique complications that many don’t understand[.]
This paper is of a combined character; summary and research, as it contains comparisons and research in a critical way, so it includes content and important psychological aspects of criminal actions that lead the juvenile person to conflict with the law, including factors which directly or indirectly affect this category of society to be involved in criminal activity.
Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice Holds Teleconference Hearing on Juvenile JusticePauline Toboulidis
President Trump’s Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice held a hearing on juvenile justice over three days (May 5 to 7) via teleconference.
The article “Justices Put Juvenile Sentencing Back On The Front Burner” from Law360 discusses the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to hear the case Jones v. Mississippi.