Tag Archives: Misdemeanor

Should Children Go To DOC For Misdemeanor Acts Alone?

In simple terms, adults who commit misdemeanor acts go to jail and those who commit felony acts go to prison.  That division is not true for children (detention center versus Indiana Department of Correction).  If the child is accused of … Continue reading

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Girls in the Juvenile System

The majority of girls in the juvenile justice system are alleged to have committed status offenses or misdemeanors, or for a probation violation.  For instance, 75% of the runaways are girls.  Advocates argue that the behaviors that draw these girls … Continue reading

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