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Prop 57 strips prosecutors of the power to send youth directly to adult criminal court, returning full discretion to impartial juvenile court judges.
A new report presents 2015 trends in California’s use of “direct file,” wherein prosecutors are granted sole discretion to file charges against youth as young as 14 years old directly in adult criminal court.
Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) publishes an op-ed by CJCJ's Rebecca Wegley on the damage done by prosecuting youth as adults.
CJCJ’s new report finds that counties with Republican district attorneys are more likely to directly file youth in adult, criminal court.
Public News Service interviews CJCJ's Maureen Washburn, co-author of a new report analyzing the prosecution of youth as adults.
A new report examining the prosecution of youth as adults in California documents variations by county in the use of “direct file” and its disproportionate impact on youth of color.
Sentencing enhancements intended to deter gang activity are overly punitive, conflict with the juvenile justice system’s mission, and have a disproportionate impact on young people of color.
NCCD President Alex Busansky facilitated a conversation, between San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón and Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams, on recent justice reforms in their respective jurisdictions. The topic is of particular relevance to reform-minded criminal justice professionals, given the transformational role prosecutors can play.
Selena Teji on the 58 cooks in California's juvenile justice kitchen Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, August 24, 2011
Statements by prosecutors following the January 16 ruling by a San Francisco Juvenile Court judge that four "Potrero Hill gang members" committed first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, attempted murder, and gang-related crimes in the 2007 shooting death of a 17-year-old woman and wounding of another teen outside a community center raise troubling questions about juvenile justice. According to prosecutors and the judge's ruling, one of the youths, now an adult, used a gun to murder…
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