Juvenile justice system can, and should, serve older youth

DYS case filings down 56 percent since 2009

I WAS A JUVENILE COURT JUDGE for 13 years, the Child Advocate for the Commonwealth for seven years, and the head of the Child and Youth Protection Unit in the Attorney General’s Office for two years. I regularly met young people who had already experienced several lifetimes’ worth of trauma. But their youth itself was(...)

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