Blog, by Youth Law Center Staff Attorney Sue Burrell, for the Huffington Post, on the sentencing of a teen who was tried as an adult.
Op-Ed: Incarcerating Disturbed Youth Is a Flawed Response
YLC staff attorney Sue Burrell, wrote an op ed piece for the CT Mirror, Incarcerating Disturbed Youth is a Flawed Response (LINK to uploaded article), published September 22, 2014. The piece follows Connecticut’s decisions to lock a transgender teenager, first in an adult women’s facility in Connecticut, and then in a boys’ institution. The piece […]
Hidden Injustice: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth in Juvenile Courts
Hidden Injustice: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth in Juvenile Courts is the first comprehensive report to examine the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth in juvenile courts nationwide. LGBT youth comprise a significant portion (up to 13%) of youth in detention, according to a recent study by Ceres Policy Research. Despite […]