Juvenile justice legal issues

Juvenile Justice Overview Fact Sheet

Juvenile Justice Overview Fact Sheet MORE

A.M. v. Holmes Amicus Brief

Amicus brief filed with US Supreme Court in A.M. v. Holmes, challenging the arrest of a 13 year old New Mexico boy for "fake burping" and laughing in class (criminalizing normal behavior) MORE

In re Gault - Agenda

Agenda for August 5, 2015 ABA conference on In re Gault MORE

In Re Gault - Conference Flyer

Flyer for ABA Conference on "Fulfilling the Promise of Gault - Due Process and Effective advocacy for Youth in the 21st Century. YLC is co-sponsor of this along with ABA Commission on Youth at Risk, ... MORE

Overview of the Juvenile Justice System in California

Overview of the juvenile justice system in Californai MORE

Sticker Shock: Calculating the Full Price Tag for Youth Incarceration

Report by the Justice Policy Institute outlining the costs of juvenile incarceration. MORE

Juvenile Justice Can Be Less Expensive and More Effective

Op-ed by YLC Staff Attorney Sue Burrell on the cost of juvenile detention published by the Sacramento Bee MORE

Overview of the Juvenile Justice System in California

An overview of the juvenile justice system in Calfiornia, MORE

Letter to Santa Clara Board of Supervisors

Letter from YLC to Santa Clara Board of Supervisors opposing use of pepper spray in juvenile hall. MORE

DOJ Complaint

Complaint to the Department of Justice over Pepper Spray and Mistreatment of Youth in San Diego Juvenile Halls. MORE

Lawmaker Modifies Sex-Assault Bill Targeting Teens

Article in SF Gate regarding modification of SB 838 by removing two year mandatory minimum sentencing requirements MORE

Sacramento Valley Mirror's Sex, Drugs and Violence in Tehama Juvenile Hall

YLC Attorney Sue Burrell was interviewed for this four part Sacramento Valley Mirror series that exposed alleged sexual misconduct by Tehama County Juvenile Hall staff with detained juveniles. Sue pr... MORE

Safford v. Redding Amicus

The Youth Law Center participated in this case as amicus curiae in a brief on behalf of Savana filed by the Philadelphia-based Juvenile Law Center, law professors and juvenile advocacy groups around t... MORE

George T. Amicus

Amicus where George T., the teenager- in this case, was incarcerated for several months and made a ward of the court after giving his "dark poetry" to girls at school who interpreted it as threatening... MORE

Proposition 21: Preventing or Abetting Crime (Interview with Sue Burrell (Daily Journal - December 13, 1999)

This is a December 13, 1999 Daily Journal article on Proposition 21, a voter inititative that dramatically changed juvenile law in California -- primarily by making it easier to try youth in the adult... MORE

Gang Evidence: Issues for Criminal Defense

This extensive article covers issues such as gangs in a societal context, the difficulty in defining gang activity, and issues for criminal defense which include discovery of official records of gang ... MORE

Shackling Juvenile in Transportation: Hobbling Fairness

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sue-burrell/shackling-juveniles-in-tr_b_8032076.html – Blog written by YLC Staff Attorney Sue Burrell regarding practice of shackling youth being transferred from juvnenile facilities to court in Contra Costa County. MORE