Juvenile Charged as Adult for Beating Fellow Inmate to Death

by March 1, 2013

17-year-old Michael Everidge will be tried as an adult in response to the beating death of 19-year-old Jade Holder at a Georgia juvenile detention center. Everidge will face felony murder charges. According to investigators from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Juvenile Justice, Holder was beaten in Read more »

Juvenile Rapper Sentenced to Detention Center

by February 27, 2013

17-year-old Chicago rapper, Chief Keef, was sentenced to two months in an Illinois juvenile detention center for violating the terms of his probation. Chief Keef, whose real name is Keith Cozart, was serving an 18 month probation for pointing a firearm at multiple police officers at an indoor gun range Read more »

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Seeks Reforms

by February 25, 2013

Administrators from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) are interested in reorganizing the internal structure of the organization, and are seeking assistance from Congress to do so. The last reorganization of the OJJDP was back in 2003; posthumously there have been several rulings which have drastically changed Read more »

Juvenile Assault Charges: Teen Boy Knocks Teacher Unconscious

by February 22, 2013

Jim Addlespurger, an English teacher at a Pittsburgh CAPA school, was attacked by a teenage boy as he walked down an alley after school on October 4.  A surveillance video shows Addlespurger walking past a group of teenage boys before one of the minors blind-sides him with a punch to Read more »

Lead Poisoning Contributing to Juvenile Crime?

by February 20, 2013

Summer Miller of Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge Louisiana theorizes that lead poisoning, or exposure to harmful amounts of lead, may contribute to juvenile delinquency and criminal behavior. When lead builds up in the body, due to harmful exposure, lead poisoning will occur. Even small amounts of lead Read more »

Juvenile Armed Robbery Charges & Auto Theft

by February 15, 2013

Around 3:45 a.m., police received a phone call about a green and silver Dodge pickup that had been stolen from a residence in Brighton, Colorado.  At 4:03 on the same morning, police got another call about a Western Convenience store that had been robbed.  The suspects were two teenage boys Read more »

Possession of a Firearm by a Minor

by February 13, 2013

On December 19, Council Rock High School South in Holland, PA was forced to shut down after a 14-year-old student made verbal threats to bring weapons to the school and kill other students and staff members. The boy is being held at a juvenile detention center on charges of terrorist Read more »

Honor Student Jailed for Missing School

by February 11, 2013

Diane Tran, a 17-year-old honor student from Texas, was sent to jail after missing 10 days of unexcused absences from school. Tran takes AP and college level courses, while also working full and part-time jobs to provide for her and her two siblings.  One of Tran’s classmates stated that she Read more »

Teen Brings Gun to School in Youngtown, AZ; Arrested for Aggravated Assault

by February 8, 2013

Authorities at Dysart High School in El Mirage, AZ called police to investigate a 14-year-old boy who was absent from school on Tuesday and was believed to be suicidal. When investigators arrived at the boy’s home in Youngtown, Arizona, his mother told them that her son had been threatened with Read more »

Students Unfairly Targeted by Police in Schools across the Country

by February 6, 2013

On December 4, 7-year-old Wilson Reyes was arrested at a Bronx public elementary school after he was involved in a scuffle with two other boys on the playground. Police arrived at the school around 10:00 a.m., responding to a call for assault and robbery, and took Reyes into custody, questioning Read more »

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