juvenile justice http://wrkf.org en Kids In Juvenile Detention Face Risk Of Violent Death As Adults http://wrkf.org/post/kids-juvenile-detention-face-risk-violent-death-adults Delinquent children are much more likely than their nondelinquent peers to die violently later in life, a study finds. And girls who ended up in juvenile detention were especially vulnerable, dying at nearly five times the rate of the general population.<p>"This was astonishing," says Linda Teplin, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern University's medical school and the lead author of the study.<p>The researchers interviewed 1,829 people, ages 10 to 18, who were detained at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center in Chicago between 1995 and 1998. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 16:49:00 +0000 editor 28174 at http://wrkf.org Kids In Juvenile Detention Face Risk Of Violent Death As Adults 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