Latest Youth violence News

Arsenal to wear white jerseys in stand against teen murders

Jan. 07, 2022 14:00 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The teenage blood being increasingly shed on the streets of London made Arsenal realize it had to use its platform as an English Premier League club to help curb the scourge of youth violence. As 2021 drew to a close last week, the stabbing of a 16-year-old boy saw...

Supporters of juvenile justice reform hopeful in Maryland

Dec. 21, 2021 11:42 AM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Supporters of juvenile justice reform in Maryland are hopeful the time has come to end the policy of automatically charging children as adults for certain crimes — a practice that many other states have changed in recent years. Supporters of reform say...

Teen shootings in Denver suburb renew focus on gun violence

Dec. 05, 2021 11:20 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — It was lunchtime on a mild day in the sprawling Denver suburb of Aurora when a truck full of teens pulled into a high school parking lot where students were gathered, and gunfire rang out. Three were wounded as others ran in fear. One...

Sheriff: Parents of teen charged in Michigan shooting were summoned to Oxford High School before violence

Dec. 01, 2021 15:41 PM EST
OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Sheriff: Parents of teen charged in Michigan shooting were summoned to Oxford High School before violence.

Judge: No bail for man charged in 2 Chicago teens' slayings

Nov. 26, 2021 11:02 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge has rejected bail for an 18-year-old man who allegedly opened fire on a group of Chicago teenagers last summer, killing two of them. A Cook County judge denied bail for Detrevion Williams during a Thursday court hearing. He faces two counts of...

Chicago mother fatally shot days after teen son's slaying

Nov. 24, 2021 19:37 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago woman was shot to death on Wednesday, just steps away from a memorial to her 14-year-old son who was fatally shot over the weekend on the same sidewalk where his mother was found. Delisa Tucker was shot in the chest on the same street where...

Inmate who was key to juvenile life debate is up for parole

Nov. 19, 2021 12:00 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In recent years, hundreds of people once destined to spend the rest of their lives in prison after being convicted of crimes as juveniles have gone free after Supreme Court decisions ruling that young people are capable of change and should be given a second chance. ...

Youths caught in middle of Milwaukee violent crime increase

Nov. 13, 2021 01:04 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Last month, a 47-year-old Oshkosh woman tried to stop four teenagers from stealing a car at a Holiday Inn Express in Wauwatosa. The woman, Sunita Balogun-Olayiwola, was killed when one of the boys got into her car, pushed her out and ran her over several times. ...

Traverse City area struggles with housing teen offenders

Oct. 31, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A new Michigan law that prevents authorities from locking up teens under 18 near adults is causing challenges for communities that don't have a separate place to keep young offenders. Traverse City police recently had to make arrangements...