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Juvenile Justice Research Data & Publications

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  • Marian Wright Edelman 08/15/08
    Child Watch® Column: "Sentencing Children to Die in Prison"
    "Ian Manuel was 13-years-old when he participated in a robbery attempt in Florida, leaving the victim with a nonfatal gunshot injury. Ian turned himself in to police, and his attorney told him he would receive a 15-year sentence if he pled guilty. Instead, he was sentenced to life in prison without parole...."
  • Marian Wright Edelman 08/08/08
    Child Watch® Column: "The Pact"
    "It all started with a trip to the dentist when George Jenkins was 13. He was at the dentist's office getting braces when a pair of pliers caught his attention. When he asked what they were for, the dentist took the time to show George how his different tools worked and teach him a few facts about his teeth...."
  • Marian Wright Edelman 08/01/08
    Child Watch® Column: "Juveniles Don't Belong in Adult Prisons"
    "Jails and prisons are dangerous places for anybody, but especially for children and teens. Many of these institutions house vicious predators who have been locked up for brutal violent crimes..."
  • Marian Wright Edelman 07/18/08
    Child Watch® Column: "Homeboy Industries—Hope Has a New Address"
    "The first time Father Gregory Boyle performed a funeral mass for one of the youths from the Pico Gardens and Aliso Village public housing projects in East Los Angeles was two decades ago. The young man was a casualty in a war among eight gangs in the economically depressed, mostly Latino neighborhood..."
  • 07/15/08
    CDF Letter of Support for the Juvenile Justice and Deliquency Prevention Act (JJDPA)
    Children's Defense Fund Letter of Support for Reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice and Deliquency Prevention Act (S.3155) Children's Defense Fund Letter of Support for Reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice and Deliquency Prevention Act (S.3155)
  • Marian Wright Edelman 06/27/08
    Child Watch® Column: "We Must Pay Attention to the Rise of Gun Violence"
    "Over a 48-hour period this Memorial Day weekend, 21 people were shot in New York City, six fatally. A gunman opened fire on a crowd in a shopping district in Queens and wounded five people. A 15-year-old was killed while leaving a party in Manhattan. A 13-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl were wounded in Harlem..."
  • 06/20/08
    Planning a Cradle to Prison Pipeline® Event
    Guidelines for planning your own Cradle to Prison Pipeline Event.
  • Marian Wright Edelman 06/20/08
    Child Watch® Column: "Mothers Rocking the Prison Cradle"
    "Many mothers who experience childbirth are coached through labor in a hospital maternity ward with supportive doctors and nurses. Their husbands may capture the birth with a video camera. After the baby's bawling first breaths, mother and child bond in a joyous embrace.."
  • Marian Wright Edelman 06/09/08
    Child Watch® Column: "CDF Gun Report Shows Increase of Child and Teen Deaths"
    "Imagine a bullet fired from a semiautomatic pistol, moving through the night darkness faster than the speed of sound—more than 1,200 feet per second or four football fields end to end. Now imagine that bullet slamming into the body of a child like a brick through a picture window...."
  • 05/28/08
    Protect Children, Not Guns 2008
    The Children's Defense Fund's 2008 report on the affect gun violence has on our society and our children.
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