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Justice for Kids: Keeping kids on the right side of the law

Press coverage on raising the age of juvenile jurisdiction in Mass.:

Our view: Juvenile reform bill moves forward
Salem News, August 7, 2013

Juvenile status for 17-year-olds advances
Salem News, August 5, 2013

Legislation to keep 17-year-olds out of adult jails has wide support
Patriot Ledger, August 2, 2013

OUR OPINION: 17-year-olds don’t belong in adult prisons
Patriot Ledger, July 17, 2013

EDITORIAL: Juvenile prison bill a ‘no-brainer’
Taunton Daily Gazette, July 17, 2013

EDITORIAL: Juvenile prison bill a ‘no-brainer’
Herald News, July 17, 2013

Editorial: Teens in prison
MetroWest Daily News, July 14, 2013

Time To Raise The Bar: Pending Legislation to Raise the Age Limit for Juvenile Cases from 17 to 18
Boston Bar Journal, July 10, 2013

Should 17-year-olds be prosecuted in adult criminal court?
New England Psychologist, July 1, 2013

When Is a Juvenile No Longer a Juvenile?
Boston Magazine, June 21, 2013

COLUMN: Legislation to raise adult prosecution age to 18
Cambridge Chronicle, June 11, 2013

OP-ED: The right to be a kid
Cape Cod Times, May 26, 2013

Rep. Khan sponsored juvenile justice bill passes in the House
Wicked Local Newton, May 24, 2013

Trying kids as kids a good move
Worcester Telegram & Gazette, May 24, 2013

Small step toward smarter corrections
MetroWest Daily News - Holmes & Co., May 23, 2013

House OKs bill making 17-year-olds juveniles
Gloucester Times, May 23, 2013

House votes to move 17-year-olds juvenile justice system
WWLP 22, May 22, 2013

Mass. bill could try 17-year-olds as juveniles
AP, May 22, 2013

House votes to move 17-year-olds into juvenile justice system
State House News Service, May 22, 2013

Mass. bill would try 17-year-olds as juveniles
AP, May 22, 2013

Mass. bill would keep 17-year-olds out of adult jails
The Patriot Ledger, May 22, 2013

Juvenile Justice Officials Testify in Favor of Raising Age of Criminality in Massachusetts
Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, May 8, 2013

Judge among backers of plan to raise age of juvenile jurisdiction
Boston Globe, May 8, 2013

Holmes: The high cost of putting teens in prison
The MetroWest Daily, May 5, 2013

How do you give up on a kid?
Worcester Telegram & Gazette, May 3, 2013

Rep. Paul Brodeur: Justice for young offenders
Melborn Free Press, April 21, 2013

Editorial: Keep 17-year-olds out of adult prisons
Boston Globe, April 14, 2013

Sen. Clark: Expanding juvenile jurisdiction, increasing public safety
Melborn Free Press, April 11, 2013

Koutoujian Testifies to Raise Juvenile Jurisdiction to 17
Natick Patch, April 4, 2013

Lawmakers urged to move 17-year-olds out of adult corrections
State House News, April 3, 2013

State Rep. Brad Hill on budget and new bill being filed
Fox 25, April 3, 2013

Our view: Hill's juvenile bill deserves consideration
Salem News, April 3, 2013

Sheriff backs expanding juvenile jurisdiction
Wicked Local Woburn, April 2, 2013

Rep. Hill to testify on raising age limit of Juvenile Court jurisdiction
Wicked Local Ipswitch, April 1, 2013

Juvenile justice bills slated to move during new session
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, March 29, 2013

Gov. Deval Patrick's proposal to allow parole for teenage murderers wins some support from Western Massachusetts lawyers
The Republican, January 27, 2013

Governor Patrick seeks fewer life terms for youths
Boston Globe, January 27, 2013

Patrick seeking changes in juvenile murder, justice system laws
State House News, January 27, 2013

Editorial: Juvenile bill for 17-year-olds is worth a look
Gloucester Times, January 22, 2013

Hill bill would protect 17-year-olds as juveniles
Gloucester Times, January 22, 2013

Letter to the Editor: Solitary confinement even more devastating for young prisoners
Boston Globe, January 23, 2013

My View: Treating kids as kids in justice system
Gloucester Times, January 22, 2013

Notorious Central Park jogger case shows the flaws of charging teens as adults
Boston Globe, December 31, 2012

Child-safe lockups
Boston Globe, December 6, 2012

Former YOU Inc. chief to be honored Nov. 29
Worcester Telegram & Gazette, November 19, 2012

Op-ed: Drug lab fallout
Boston Herald, November 1, 2012

Massachusetts Leans toward Juvenile Hall for 17-year-olds
Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, October 19, 2012

Legislature Considers Raising Juvenile Justice Age
WBUR, February 8, 2012

Op-ed: Viewpoint: Springfield schools need reform, not excuses
The Republican, May 20, 2012

Report Faults Charging 17 Year Olds As Adults
WBUR, December 1, 2011

Op-ed: Locking up youth does not prevent crime
Taunton Daily Gazette, October 5, 2011

Op-ed: Exploited Kids Aren't Criminals
Boston Herald, June 29, 2011


Media Contacts

Executive Director Lael Chester 617.338.1050
or Colleen Shaddox 203.785.8520


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