Oct 31, 2019
ACLU-MI Commends Governor Whitmer and Michigan Lawmakers for Passing Raise the Age Legislation
DETROIT – The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan (ACLU) commends the Michigan legislature and Governor Whitmer for passing Raise the Age legislation, which raises the age...
Issue Areas: Juvenile Justice
Dec 13, 2018
Congress Enacts National Standard for Treatment of Youth in Criminal Courts
WASHINGTON — Congress passed and reauthorized today the Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Act, a bill that ensures federal standards in the treatment of youth in criminal c...
Issue Areas: Juvenile Justice
Mar 15, 2018
75 Judges, Prosecutors, Probation, Corrections, and Law Enforcement Leaders Call on Supreme Court to Reject 241-Year Sentence for Juvenile
WASHINGTON — Seventy-five criminal justice leaders — including former U.S. Solicitors General Kenneth Starr and Donald Verrilli, former Acting U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates...
Issue Areas: Juvenile Justice
Jul 25, 2017
After Improvements, Juvenile Detention Center Fulfills Settlement with ACLU, and Landmark Case Is Closed
Since 2001, the ACLU has represented prisoners at the Rhode Island Training School for Youth in their lawsuit over the facility’s conditions
Issue Areas: Juvenile Justice
May 23, 2017
ACLU Comment on House Juvenile Justice Vote
WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives voted to pass the “Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2017” today, which updates and improves key elements of the “Juvenile Justice De...
Issue Areas: Juvenile Justice
Jan 24, 2017
Civil Rights Groups File Class Action Lawsuit Against Wisconsin State Officials for Unconstitutional Use of Solitary Confinement, Other Inhumane Conditions in State-Run Youth Correctional Facilities
MILWAUKEE, Wisc. – The ACLU of Wisconsin and Juvenile Law Center, with pro-bono assistance from Quarles & Brady, filed a class action lawsuit last night in federal court agai...
Issue Areas: Juvenile Justice
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