Juvenile Justice

Lawmakers Cannot Ignore the Victimization of Children in the Justice System

We know that children are different from adults in terms of their brain development, diminished impulse control, susceptibility to peer influence, poor decision-making and inability to foresee consequences under heightened emotional pressure. Yet our judicial system often disregards child status and fails to implement appropriate protections.

25 Is the New 18

For years, the criminal justice system has considered anyone 18 or older an adult, but new research suggests the brain of a 23-year-old is still immature.