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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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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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“In Their Own Words” — Voices of Youth Transferred to Criminal Court in Ohio

In Their Own Words is a story collection project to raise awareness about youth under the age of eighteen who are facing charges in the adult criminal courts in Ohio.  Full stories are available here.  There is no similar project … Continue reading

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Lessons to Consider from the Paul Gingerich Story

On February 3, 2014, the long and winding path of Paul Henry Gingerich’s criminal case came to an end, almost, with at least one review hearing yet to come.  (See the last paragraph below for a summary.).  Now is a … Continue reading

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Should Waiver/Transfer to Adult Court be Abolished?

Treating Juveniles Like Juveniles: Getting Rid of Transfer and Expanded Adult Court Jurisdiction, by Christopher Slobogin, 46 Tex. Tech. L. Rev. 1 (2013), wades into the ongoing debate about whether transferring children to the adult criminal court meets the societal … Continue reading

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