University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "No Longer a Child: Juvenile Incarceration in America"
Date 2011
Author Carlyn Bohland
Author Institution Capital University Law School
Abstract The first section of this note provides a brief history of the juvenile justice system including its creation, changes since its inception, and the modem practices of the juvenile court. This section discusses the original and modem goals of juvenile justice, the differences between juveniles and adults, and the need to treat juveniles differently and separately from adults.

The second section of this note details how juvenile institutionalization in the United States is not accomplishing the mission set forth for juvenile justice.

Finally, the last section of this note optimistically offers hope. Research and analysis of the various issues in juvenile correctional facilities show a real need for change, and not just with a few tweaks, but instead with a radical step away from the culture of institutionalization and a return to the rehabilitative roots of the juvenile justice system. Experts in restorative justice, commissioned by the United States Department of Justice, created a model to implement this type of change. Programs in Missouri, New York, and California speak to the success of restoration and the feasibility of implementation.
Source Capital University Law Review
Citation 39 Cap. U. L. Rev. 193-230

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case United States v. Louisiana (JI-LA-0001)

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