Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Save to My Library
Look up keyword
Like this
3Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
State Trends Legislative Victories from 2011-2013 Removing Youth from the Adult Criminal Justice System (October 2013)

State Trends Legislative Victories from 2011-2013 Removing Youth from the Adult Criminal Justice System (October 2013)

Ratings:

4.0

(1)
|Views: 2,583 |Likes:
Published by aprillt
State Trends Legislative Victories from 2011-2013 Removing Youth from the Adult Criminal Justice System, takes a look at states that have, and are taking steps to remove children from the adult criminal justice system. Over the past eight years,twenty three states have enacted forty pieces of legislation to reduce the prosecution of youth in adult criminal courts and end the placement of youth in adult jails and prisons. The report documents the continuation of four trends in justice reform efforts across the country and highlights the key pieces of legislation enacted between 2011 and 2013.
Author: CFYJ Policy Director, Carmen Daugherty
State Trends Legislative Victories from 2011-2013 Removing Youth from the Adult Criminal Justice System, takes a look at states that have, and are taking steps to remove children from the adult criminal justice system. Over the past eight years,twenty three states have enacted forty pieces of legislation to reduce the prosecution of youth in adult criminal courts and end the placement of youth in adult jails and prisons. The report documents the continuation of four trends in justice reform efforts across the country and highlights the key pieces of legislation enacted between 2011 and 2013.
Author: CFYJ Policy Director, Carmen Daugherty

More info:

Published by: aprillt on Oct 09, 2013
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

10/30/2013

pdf

text

original

 
State Trends
Legislative Victories from 2011-2013
Removing Youth from the AdultCriminal Justice System
 
The Campaign for Youth Justice (CFYJ) is a national organization dedicated to ending thepractice of prosecuting, sentencing, and incarcerating youth under the age of 18 in the adultcriminal justice system. CFYJ dedicates this report to the thousands of youth and their familiesacross the country that are impacted by laws, policies, and practices of the criminal justice
system. We also dedicate this to the advocates, Governors, State Legislators, State Ofcials,and Local Ofcials who championed these reforms.
 
Eleven states (Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Maine, Nevada, Hawaii, Virginia,
Pennsylvania, Texas, Oregon, and Ohio) have passed laws limiting states’
authority to house youth in adult jails and prisons.
 Trend 1
O
ver the past eight years, twen-ty three states have enactedforty pieces of legislation to re-duce the prosecution of youth inadult criminal courts and end theplacement of youth in adult jailsand prisons.This report highlights the keypieces of legislation enacted be-tween 2011 and 2013.In 2013 alone, several statesmoved toward reducing the pros-ecution of youth in adult court andremoving children from adult jailsand prisons. Illinois Governor PatQuinn signed legislation in July2013 that raises the age of juve-nile court jurisdiction to 18, andMassachusetts enacted similarlegislation. Missouri passed “Jon-athan’s Law” to give more youthan opportunity at rehabilitationin the juvenile justice system in-stead of the adult criminal justicesystem. Also, both the MarylandGeneral Assembly and NevadaState Assembly created task forcesto examine the issue of automatictransfer, which allows prosecutorsto bypass the juvenile courts andprosecute youth directly in crimi-nal courts. Finally, the Nevada andIndiana legislatures approved leg-islation to keep more kids out of adult jails and prisons.
Introduction
State Trends 
documents the continuation of four trends injustice reform efforts across the country and in the lasteight years the following progress was made:
Four states (Connecticut, Illinois, Mississippi, and Massachusetts) have expandedtheir juvenile court jurisdiction so that older youth who previously would beautomatically tried as adults are not prosecuted in adult criminal court.
 Trend 2
 Twelve states (Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Nevada, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Ohio, Maryland, and Nevada) have changed their transferlaws making it more likely that youth will stay in the juvenile justice system.
 Trend 3
Eight states (California, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Texas, Missouri, Ohio, andWashington) have changed their mandatory minimum sentencing laws to take intoaccount the developmental differences between youth and adults, allow for post-sentence review for youth facing juvenile life without parole or other sentencingreform for youth sentenced as adults.
 Trend 4
1

Activity (3)

You've already reviewed this. Edit your review.
1 thousand reads
1 hundred reads

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->