Category: Statewide Juvenile Justice Improvement Initiative

Task Force to Review New Mexico’s Juvenile Justice System, Recommend Reforms

The New Mexican By Cynthia Miller A team of top officials from all branches of state government will closely examine juvenile justice data this year in an effort to improve a system that has seen a steady decline in incarcerated youth but a steep rise in costs to detain them and increasing violence at detention …

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Task Force to Review Juvenile Justice System in New Mexico

My San Antonio By Susan Montoya Bryan ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s juvenile justice system is going under the microscope as part of a comprehensive review by a team of judges, prosecutors, lawmakers and others. New Mexico Supreme Court Justice Barbara Vigil and officials with the state’s child welfare agency launched the task force …

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Juvenile Bill of Rights Clears Nevada Assembly Committee

Las Vegas Review-Journal By Ben Botkin CARSON CITY — The Nevada Assembly Judiciary Committee on Tuesday passed a “Juvenile Justice Bill of Rights” that would put into law basic rights to incarcerated youth. Assembly Bill 180 puts into code rights that juvenile offenders typically have at detention facilities, meaning the rights are not necessarily new, …

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