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Sentencing reform is critical for youth in the justice system

Marc Levin | September 17, 2018
This article by Marc Levin and Jody Kent Lavy, executive director of the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth, originally appeared in The Hill September 16, 2018. As states…

Juvenile justice still isn’t in Louisiana

Elain Ellerbe | June 20, 2018
Photo credit: Matthew Hinton of The Advocate  Long before Louisiana dived into reforming its criminal justice system lawmakers restructured the state’s juvenile system with the passage of the Juvenile…

Tennessee’s Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2018 sets the stage for sweeping reform in the future

Julie Warren | May 7, 2018
The 110th General Assembly of the Tennessee Legislature just wrapped up. There were a number of steps taken toward meaningful justice reform. The most notable reform—in my view—is the…

Raising the age is conservative reform

Right on Crime | April 11, 2018
This article by Right on Crime signatory and director of the National Juvenile Justice Prosecution Center, Susan Broderick, originally appeared in The Post and Courier April 6th 2018. In…

My Voice: SB73 made ‘lemonade out of lemons’

Marc Levin | March 16, 2018
This article by Marc Levin and President of the Great Plains Public Policy Institute, Ron Williamson, originally appeared in Argus Leader, March 16th, 2018. Governors from the around the…

Why are unruly kids going into the juvenile justice system, and why am I paying for it?

Julie Warren | March 7, 2018
The Joint Ad-Hoc Blue Ribbon Task Force on Juvenile Justice raised issues related to the significant number of kids being removed from their homes for unruly or minor delinquent…

When it comes to juvenile justice, family involvement is best for kids and communities

Haley Holik | March 5, 2018
This article by Haley Holik originally appeared in TribTalk, March 5th, 2018.   Gov. Greg Abbott recently called for significant changes to the Texas Juvenile Justice Department, noting the agency faces…

Wisconsin Conservatives Work for Fair Employment

Thomas Lyons | February 19, 2018
Wisconsin’s Legislature is fast tracking legislation that reforms how regulatory agencies treat criminal convictions when applying for an occupational licenses.  I wrote previously about the many benefits of a good…

Why Conservatives Should Support Juvenile Justice Reform

Right on Crime | February 6, 2018
This article by Right on Crime Signatory and former Arkansas Governor, Mike Huckabee,  originally appeared in AL.com on February 6th, 2018. As conservatives and people of faith, we know that…

Data Collection and Sharing is Necessary for Effective Juvenile Justice Reform in Tennessee

Julie Warren | January 3, 2018
A prosecutor from another state recently asked me about Tennessee’s recidivism rate for juvenile offenders, to which my answer was, “I don’t know.” To be fair, no one in…

Tennessee’s Juvenile Justice Task Force Report: Expanding and Increasing Reliance Upon Diversion Programs

Julie Warren | December 8, 2017
Monday, December 4th, Tennessee’s Ad Hoc Tennessee Blue Ribbon Task Force on Juvenile Justice unveiled its report following its comprehensive study on the overall state of Tennessee’s Juvenile Justice…

More Teens Are Dying from Drug Overdose

Julie Warren | August 21, 2017
Just this week, the National Center for Health Statistics published a study that found a 3.7 increase from 2014 to 2015 in the drug overdose death rate for adolescent…
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