Category Archives: Waiver/Transfer

HB 1304 — Many Juvenile Topics — Committee Hearing January 28, 2015

HB 1304 is a significant bill in terms of juvenile law this legislative session.  It includes many of the suggested changes from the Interim Study Committee on Criminal Code and Corrections, including: Modifying IC 5-2-6-24 to require the Criminal Justice Institute to … Continue reading

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Legg v. State — Application of Juvenile Alternative Sentencing

In Legg v. State (Ind.Ct.App. December 10, 2014), the appellate court takes the first step to address the limits of the juvenile alternative sentencing statutes.  When IC 31-30-4 became law, it was largely in response to the Paul Henry Gingrich … Continue reading

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Interim Study Committee on Corrections and Criminal Code Recommendations for 2015 Legislative Session

The Interim Study Committee on Corrections and Criminal Code published the minutes from the October 6, 2014 meeting, which included several recommendations related to juvenile law: That legislation be filed in the next session requiring that the interrogation of juveniles … Continue reading

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Reverse Waiver — Must Some Kids Stay in Criminal Court?

According to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, “23 States provide some mechanism whereby a juvenile who is being prosecuted as an adult in criminal court may petition to have the case transferred to juvenile court for adjudication … Continue reading

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How Young is Too Young for Delinquency Court?

On September 22, 2014, public defenders spoke at the meeting of the Interim Study Committee on Corrections and Criminal Code about the need for new statutes setting the minimum age for juvenile delinquency court jurisdiction.  There are three specific scenarios … Continue reading

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“Kids Behind Bars” Documentary Series

The Indiana Department of Correction Wabash Valley Correctional Facility unit that houses juveniles who are sentenced as adults was featured in a documentary series, Kids Behind Bars, that recently aired in the United Kingdom.  Among the children who were featured was Blake … Continue reading

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15 to Life: Kenneth’s Story Premieres August 4, 2014

15 to Life:  Kenneth’s Story is a new documentary that will be shown on PBS on August 4, 2014.  Check local listings for exact times.  The documentary will be available online from August 5, 2014-September 3, 2014.  The movie trailer … Continue reading

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