juvenile justice http://wrkf.org en No Jail For Teen With 'Affluenza' Who Killed 4 In Crash http://wrkf.org/post/no-jail-teen-affluenza-who-killed-4-crash A Texas judge has rejected a request from prosecutors that she send a teenager to jail for driving drunk and causing a crash last year that killed four people and seriously wounded two others.<p>The case <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/12/12/250490841/probation-for-teen-who-killed-4-heres-the-judges-thinking" target="_blank">grabbed attention across the nation in December</a> when the boy's attorneys argued that the 16-year-old defendant suffered from "affluenza" — effectively, that he was coddled too much by his wealthy parents, who have never held him accountable for his ac Thu, 06 Feb 2014 12:17:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 22215 at http://wrkf.org No Jail For Teen With 'Affluenza' Who Killed 4 In Crash Justice Department Pushes New Thinking On Kids And Crime http://wrkf.org/post/justice-department-pushes-new-thinking-kids-and-crime For a man who spent the bulk of his career as a public defender, Robert Listenbee's new role walking around the halls of the U.S. Justice Department may not be the most comfortable fit.<p>But Listenbee, who became <a href="http://www.ojjdp.gov/about/administrator.html" target="_blank">administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention</a> earlier this year, says his transition has been smooth. Thu, 26 Sep 2013 04:01:00 +0000 Carrie Johnson 16645 at http://wrkf.org Justice Department Pushes New Thinking On Kids And Crime FRIDAY: ACLU Director Marjorie Esman, Rev. Chris Andrews, Politico Gus Weill http://wrkf.org/post/friday-aclu-director-marjorie-esman-rev-chris-andrews-politico-gus-weill <p>Louisiana ACLU Executive Director Marjorie Esman talks about proposed prison sentencing reforms, for non-violent offenders,&nbsp; endorsed by Governor Jindal.</p><p>Rev. Chris Andrews, with Rebuilding Together Baton Rouge, talks about volunteer charity home repair projects going on this weekend.</p><p>A visit with veteran political consultant Gus Weill.</p><p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 17:01:51 +0000 Jim Engster 7199 at http://wrkf.org