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Nationwide Children's Hospital Studies Suicides By Incarcerated Youths

"A U.S. Department of Justice survey found that from 2010 to 2014, incarcerated children had suicide rates two to three times higher than their peers in the general population."

Juvenile Bail Reform

"The National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC) is launching a project with its partners to address the use of cash bail in juvenile courts and ensure that children’s liberty interests are secured."

Juvenile Defense Policy and Practice Career Resource Guide

"NDJC has created this electronic guide to raise the profile of juvenile-specific defense as a career. It is intended for law students interested in pursuing juvenile defense as a career and includes information on coursework and externships that will help strengthen a candidate’s application in the juvenile defense field; resources to guide in the search for juvenile defense jobs, fellowships, and funding opportunities; and a list of offices around the country that provide employment and internship opportunities specific to juvenile defense."

Gov. Bill Haslam grants full clemency to Cyntoia Brown, sets Aug. 7 release from prison

"Brown was sentenced to life in prison in 2006 after she fatally shot a man in the back of the head while he was lying in bed beside her. But in a remarkable announcement Monday, Gov. Bill Haslam said her rehabilitation behind bars, combined with her youth at the time of the crime, warranted mercy."

Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2018

"To reauthorize and improve the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, and for other purposes."

Have a Juvenile Record? Plan for your Future!

"As you move forward with your life after being involved in the juvenile court system, this guide provides information about what obstacles may lay ahead and how to prepare yourself. The court and police paperwork about your case is called your 'juvenile record.' This record can affect your life for years to come. But you can still pursue your goals and build a bright future by understanding the barriers caused by a juvenile record and knowing what to do and where to go to get help. The road forward may have some challenges — but we hope this guide will show you that progress can be made and there is a community of advocates in Ohio who are here to help you succeed."

Data points to disparities in how police use force against juveniles

"The use of force specifically on juveniles has not been widely studied, but research published in June by the Justice Policy Journal estimates force is used or threatened in more than 30 percent of juvenile arrests and race is not a big factor in determining whether suspects are likely to have force used against them."

Unsealed Fate: The Unintended Consequences of Inadequate Safeguarding of Juvenile Records in Maine

Column: Juvenile-justice reforms benefit youths, would-be victims

Trauma-Informed Legal Advocacy: A Resource for Juvenile Defense Attorneys

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