NJDC in the News

May 24, 2017 | Matt Smith | Youth Today
Gault at 50: Conference to Offer Tips for ‘Front-Line’ Juvenile Lawyers


May 22, 2017 | Jessica Lahey | The Atlantic
The Children Being Denied Due Process


May 18, 2017 | Victoria McKenzie | The Crime Report
Most States Still Deny Juveniles Access to Counsel: Report


May 17, 2017 | Jeremy Loudenback | The Chronicle of Social Change
After Gault, Ideas About How to Protect Children’s Right to Counsel


May 15, 2017 | Carrie Johnson | NPR
New Study Shows Right to Counsel is Elusive


May 15, 2017 | John Holland | Youth Today
A Look Back at the Juvenile Justice System Before There Was Gault


April 4, 2017 | KTVZ
Oregon Votes to Ban Shackled Juveniles in Court


March 9, 2017 | Dan Margolies | KCUR
Lawsuit Says Missouri Public Defender System Faces ‘Urgent Constitutional Crisis’


February 8, 2017 | Chris Peak | NationSwell
The Impressive Top-to-Bottom Makeover of the Massachusetts Juvenile Justice System


December 20, 2016 | Karol Mason and Lisa Foster  | The Washington Post
Guest Post: Some Juvenile Defendants Still Denied Justice Through Lack of Counsel


November 23, 2016 | Jeremy Loudenback | The Chronicle of Social Change
Report Offers Blueprint for Building Better Juvenile Representation System


November 15, 2016 | Sarah Barr | JJIE
Report: Youth Lack Access to Quality Defense Attorneys


November 14, 2016 | Carrie Johnson | NPR
Report: Juveniles Lack Legal Advice; Often Urged to Plead Guilty


November 14, 2016 | Juleyka Lantigua-Williams | The Atlantic
When a Sibling Goes to Prison


October 6, 2016 | Michael Tarm | Harold and Review
Illinois Joins State Bans on Judges Routinely Shackling Kids


September 13, 2016 | Youth First & NJDC | Medium
50 Years After Gault—The Juvenile Justice System is Still Failing Our Children


July 27, 2016 | Kayleigh Skinner | The Commercial Appeal
Children Must Be Empowered, Take Active Role In Their Cases, Say Juvenile Justice Experts


July 8, 2016 | Edith Brady-Lunny | The Pantagraph
Shackling Policies for Minors Under Review by Supreme Court Committee


July 7, 2016 | Andy Thompson | The Appleton Post-Crescent
Ruling on Dassey Lawsuit may be Months Away


 July 1, 2016 | Erica Green | The Baltimore Sun
Maryland’s Second-Highest Court Orders Juveniles Unshackled in Court


June 15, 2016 | Isidoro Rodriguez | The Crime Report
Kids and Justice: The Legal Battles Ahead


 June 13, 2016 | Naomi Goldberg and Christina Gilbert | Huffington Post Blog
Gault at 50: Ensuring Counsel for LGBTQ Youth in the Juvenile Justice System


June 1, 2016 | Lorelei Laird | ABA Journal
Police Routinely Read Juveniles Their Miranda Rights, But Do Kids Really Understand Them?


May 26, 2016 | Christina Gilbert | St. Louis Post-Dispatch
No Time To Lose on Shackling Reform


May 24, 2016 | Ashley Lisenby | Associated Press
Illinois Pushes Legal Aid for Juveniles in Murder Cases


May 17, 2016 | Sarah Barr | Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
Campaign Says Juveniles Need Better Access to Quality Legal Counsel


May 5, 2016 | Rebecca Beitsch | Stateline–Pew Charitable Trusts
States Push Tougher Standards for Juvenile Public Defenders


March 13, 2016 | Erica L. Green | The Baltimore Sun
Juveniles in Maryland’s justice system are routinely strip-searched and shackled


February 17, 2016 | Andy Thompson | USA Today Network-Wisconsin
Dassey’s Confession Stirs National Debate


February 11, 2016 | Kim Dvorchak & Jody Kent Lavy | Huffpost Crime
Defending the Childhood of Brendan Dassey


February 4, 2016 | Editorial Board | St. Louis Today
Violating Juveniles’ Rights, Just Because They Can


February 2, 2016 | Robert Patrick | St. Louis Today
Defense Attorneys Critical of St. Charles County’s Juvenile Court


January 23, 2016 | Jessica Masulli Reyes | The News Journal
A Push to End Shackling of Children in Delaware Courts


January 21, 2016 | Jessica Masulli Reyes | The News Journal
Grant to Examine Delaware Juvenile Defense System