Youth Crime/Adult Time: Is Justice Served? By Jolanta Juszkiewicz, from the Pretrial Services Resource Center Order printed copies of this report Executive Summary I. INTRODUCTION Over the last ten years, nearly every state has changed its laws to make it easier to prosecute juveniles as adults. The report, Youth Crime/Adult Time: Is Justice Served? was commissioned by Building Blocks for Youth, a national initiative led by the Youth Law Center, which seeks to address racial inequity in the justice system and promote rational and effective juvenile justice policies.
African-American youth were more likely to be held pretrial in adult jails, while Latino youth were more likely to be held in juvenile facilities. In other aspects of the process, minority youth received treatment comparable to or even more favorable than. Over the last ten years, nearly every state has changed its laws to make it easier to prosecute juveniles as adults. Traditionally, since a separate court for young people was created in Chicago in 1899, juveniles who broke the law were brought before the juvenile court. In rare cases, judges decided whic.
For analysis and discussion of these studies, and other issues involving juveniles in adult courts, see: Youth Crime/Adult Time: Is Justice Served? by Jolanta Juszkiewicz, from the Pretrial. Too Many Youth Caught in the Net of Adult Prosecution Jolanta Juszkiewicz, Ph.D In October 2007, the Campaign for Youth Justice released “To Punish a Few: Too Many Youth Caught in the Net of Adult Prosecution,” which provides a comprehensive analysis of the issue of youth tried as adults.
"Youth Crime/Adult Time: Is Justice Served?" Jolanta Juszkiewicz uses statistics and research to highlight the problems with charging juveniles as adults. "The Wrong Answer to Littleton: A Few Teen Criminals Belong in Prison, but Most do Not" The Washington Monthly explores why charging juveniles as adults is not the best remedy for juvenile crime. 20 Ziedenberg, 2001. 21 Ziedenberg, 2001. 22 Juszkiewicz, Jolanta. Youth Crime/Adult Time: Is Justice Served? Washington, DC: Building Blocks for Youth, 2000. 23 Juszkiewicz, 2000. 24 Puritz, Patti. A Call for Justice: An Assessment of Access to Counsel and Quality of Representation in Delinquency Proceedings. Washington, DC: American Bar Association, 1995. 25 Puritz, 1995, and interview with Author: Constablecomputerquail7033.