Latest Juvenile corrections News

Juvenile justice agency looking to fill dozens of jobs

Jun. 28, 2022 04:02 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's juvenile justice agency is hiring people to help fill more than 90 full- and part-time positions across 24 facilities. To help in recruitment, the Department of Juvenile Justice is offering a job fair on June 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. EDT at the...

Control restored after youths take over detention center

Jun. 17, 2022 17:24 PM EDT

BRIDGE CITY, La. (AP) — Control has been restored at a Louisiana juvenile detention center where a group of inmates sparked a riot after breaking out of their living areas and taking over parts of the building. Deputies were called to the Bridge City Center for Youth just before 10...

Life prison term upheld for New Mexico man who killed family

Jun. 16, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court on Thursday has upheld the life prison sentence of a man who was convicted of fatally shooting his parents and three younger siblings when he was a teenager. In a dispositional order Thursday, the state’s high court rejected...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Jun. 14, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Chicago Sun-Times. June 11, 2022. Editorial: DCFS must end practice of housing wards of the state in juvenile jail A WBEZ report found that the practice, once on the decline, is now ticking up again. Since January, the evidence has been piling up that...

Lawsuit: Death of Black teen at juvenile center foreshadowed

Jun. 13, 2022 14:25 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The death of a Black teenager at a Kansas juvenile detention center was foreshadowed five years earlier by a state inspection that noted systemic deficiencies in the facility's handling of children with mental health issues, according to a federal civil rights lawsuit filed...

Former juvenile parole officer pleads guilty to child porn

Jun. 09, 2022 14:59 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A longtime juvenile parole officer pleaded guilty Thursday in a federal hearing to possessing child pornography and trying to send a sexually explicit photo to a child. A judge accepted Jason Ellis' plea and scheduled sentencing for Sept. 26. A plea agreement...

In historic shift, far fewer teens face adult US courts

Jun. 06, 2022 07:32 AM EDT

David Harrington spent a tense eight months in a Philadelphia jail when he was a teenager — the result of a robbery charge in 2014 that automatically sent his case to the adult court system under state law. Only 16 at the time, he said he got into fights and spent time in...

NJ guards face assault, tampering charges at youth prison

Jun. 03, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Six New Jersey correctional officers are facing assault and tampering charges from a 2020 interaction with an inmate in the state's minimum custody youth prison, the state attorney general said Friday. Early on April 8, 2020, the officers forcibly removed an...

State suspends in-person visits at juvenile facilities

May. 28, 2022 11:33 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice says it is temporarily suspending in-person visits at all secure care facilities due to confirmed COVID-19 cases. State health officials report 1,279 new cases of COVID in Louisiana with four new deaths and 197 people...

Gov signs into law $100M fund for youth center abuse victims

May. 28, 2022 11:08 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu has signed into law a $100 million fund to settle sexual and physical abuse claims at a state-run youth detention center. The Legislature had approved creating a fund to compensate those who were abused as children at the Sununu...