Juvenile

AZ Federal Judge Upholds Child Abuse ‘Black List’
A Maricopa County federal judge dismissed a legal challenge to Arizona's Department of Child Safety's new child abuse blacklist policy. Recently, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge dismissed the New Civil Liberties Alliance's challenge to the Arizona Department of Child...
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Too Many Youth Are Being Charged as Adults
With the annual number of minors being charged as adults at 76,000, it is clear that change is needed. Over the past 12 years, the number of youths being charged as adults has dropped 70%. While this change has been...
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Maricopa County Attorney Pulls Back Anti-Adoption Policy
Maricopa County reverses a 5 year old policy that outsourced legal support for gay couples going through the adoption process. Since the United States officially recognized gay marriage in 2015, there has been policies put in place in states and...
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Remembering Landmark AZ Case to Give Minors the Right to Legal Counsel
Remembering Landmark AZ Case to Give Minors the Right to Legal Counsel
Reflecting on the anniversary of a landmark Supreme Court case brings appreciation but also the revelation more change needs to happen. Most people would not know that up until 1967, minors were not guaranteed the right to legal counsel. They...
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