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.
A high school student who allegedly attacked another student over an LGBTQ pride flag has reportedly been charged with disorderly conduct, simple battery and disruption of a public facility.
While underage, Luke Craig "is considered dangerous and a threat to public safety," a press release issued by the Kentucky State Police on Sunday stated.
The high school student's caseworker learned she'd gone to sleep instead of doing her coursework.
I am livid about what's happening to incarcerated children in America. And you should be too.
We have to seize this moment to fix our juvenile justice pipeline, too.
Family life matters a lot.
States should defy Attorney General Jeff Sessions and end juvenile administrative fees.
The nation's largest juvenile justice system will no longer allow kids to languish in conditions many call torture.
An estimated 300,000 LGBT youth are arrested and/or detained each year.