Juvenile Justice was established almost 100 years ago, but the War on Crime eroded protections for young Americans accused of crime. Today, almost 10,000 children are being held in adult jails and prisons. Most have not been convicted of serious or violent offenses. But they're often denied rehabilitation services, education and opportunities for employment — and they're vulnerable to sexual abuse and suicide. This week, a few got relief from the President and the US Supreme Court.
Holding Kids Accountable for Their Crimes
Beth Schwartzapfel - Marshall Project - @schwartzapfel, Carmen Daugherty - Campaign for Youth Justice - @thisisced, Garry "Malachi" Scott - North Oakland Restorative Justice Council, Abigail Baird - Vassar College - @abigailbaird, Charles 'Cully' Stimson - Heritage Foundation - @cullystimson