This is a series of articles written and compiled by KARA over the last few years drawing attention to the terrible odds and traumatic lives lived by 3rd, 4th and fifth generation abused children. Boys get tough sentencing & 9 year prison recidivism is reaching 90%.
Trauma doesn’t heal itself and America doesn’t provide much more than Prozac for tortured 12 year olds.
For an in depth and moving photo graphic look into incarcerated children in America’s Juveniles In Justice, check out Richard Ross
The worst visits are to moms locked up at Shakopee Valley Women’s prison. Too many of whom were guilty of little more than being afraid of or in love with a drug dealer who gave them up under the kingpin laws for a few years off their own prison sentence. Most of these moms were young, saw little or no money from the kingpin , had a drug problem and lost their children forever. Could there be a greater sadness for mom or the children?
Florida’s privatized group homes (prostituting 12 year olds – a video) Not for the faint of heart
Tasering 12 year olds & expelling preschoolers
40 years for judges selling innocent children into privatized prisons (hanging is too good for them).
Are we nuts? (ignoring a mental health crisis) and why kids can’t escape it
Who has more rights; Women, children or dogs? (women since 1918, but the argument for dogs before children as enforcement of animal cruelty laws suggests that we value dogs a little bit more than other people’s children.
Lois Jergens murdered 4 year old Dennis & then adopted 4 more children (yes, she did move to do so).
Almost 70% of the serious and violent crime committed by juveniles in Ramsey County (and most serious and violent crime is committed by juveniles) was committed by children living in 2 to 4% of Ramsey county families.
Videos, photos & graphics:
Oct 16, 2009 – Uploaded by Steve Nawojczyk
There is clear evidence when you put juveniles into a lock up with other juveniles, there are no winners …
Jun 3, 2014 – Uploaded by Juvenile Law Center
Juveniles for Justice, a program of Juvenile Law Center (www.jlc.org), provides opportunities for young people …
Jul 18, 2016 – Uploaded by TEDx Talks
A 9th grader charged with assault for a spitball. A 12 year old sentenced to life in prison. These are the types of …
(Often the juvenile court is in the same building as the detention center to protect kids from sight and sound exposure to adults.) My P.O. is having a placement meeting for me. My dad, mother, and grandmother visit. Sometimes my sister visits. She is 17. My dad and mom don’t live together. My mom lost custody a couple of …
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2018-2019 Fellowship WHO SHOULD APPLY Individuals who are passionate about juvenile and criminal justice system reform with lived experiences in the juvenile justice system and/or are current college students. Applicants should live in the Los Angeles area and be able to participate in monthly sessions, field …
May 11, 2007 – The United States made a disastrous miscalculation when it started automatically trying youthful offenders as adults instead of handling them through the juvenile courts. Prosecutors argued that the policy would get violent predators off the streets and deter further crime. But a new federally backed study …
by M Brookman – 2004
WHEN the United States’ juvenile justice system was created 100 years ago, policymakers sought to treat youthful offenders from the standpoint of a “kind and just parent:” they aimed to rehabilitate children and turn them into healthy and productive adults. Today, however, America’s youth are increasingly being abused, …