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Two radio pieces this week on youth sentencing: CfJJ's Executive Director, Naoka Carey, was on two radio programs this week to talk about sentencing practices for youth. On Thursday, Ms. Carey discussed the practice of trying of youth as adults in Massachusetts on WGBH. A recording is available here.

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Our view: Juvenile reform bill moves forward
Salem News, August 7, 2013

Juvenile status for 17-year-olds advances
Salem News, August 5, 2013

Legislation to keep 17-year-olds out of adult jails has wide support
Patriot Ledger, August 2, 2013

OUR OPINION: 17-year-olds don’t belong in adult prisons
Patriot Ledger, July 17, 2013

EDITORIAL: Juvenile prison bill a ‘no-brainer’
Taunton Daily Gazette, July 17, 2013

EDITORIAL: Juvenile prison bill a ‘no-brainer’
Herald News, July 17, 2013

Editorial: Teens in prison
MetroWest Daily News, July 14, 2013

Time To Raise The Bar: Pending Legislation to Raise the Age Limit for Juvenile Cases from 17 to 18
Boston Bar Journal, July 10, 2013

Should 17-year-olds be prosecuted in adult criminal court?
New England Psychologist, July 1, 2013

When Is a Juvenile No Longer a Juvenile?
Boston Magazine, June 21, 2013

COLUMN: Legislation to raise adult prosecution age to 18
Cambridge Chronicle, June 11, 2013

OP-ED: The right to be a kid
Cape Cod Times, May 26, 2013

Rep. Khan sponsored juvenile justice bill passes in the House
Wicked Local Newton, May 24, 2013

Trying kids as kids a good move
Worcester Telegram & Gazette, May 24, 2013

Small step toward smarter corrections
MetroWest Daily News - Holmes & Co., May 23, 2013

House OKs bill making 17-year-olds juveniles
Gloucester Times, May 23, 2013

House votes to move 17-year-olds juvenile justice system
WWLP 22, May 22, 2013

Mass. bill could try 17-year-olds as juveniles
AP, May 22, 2013

Mass. bill would try 17-year-olds as juveniles
AP, May 22, 2013

Mass. bill would keep 17-year-olds out of adult jails
The Patriot Ledger, May 22, 2013

Editorial: Keep 17-year-olds out of adult prisons
Boston Globe, April 14, 2013

Letter to the Editor: Solitary confinement even more devastating for young prisoners
Boston Globe, January 23, 2013

Local law enforcement officials see drop in juvenile crime
Boston Globe, January 3, 2013

Child-safe lockups
Boston Globe, December 6, 2012

Former YOU Inc. chief to be honored Nov. 29
Worcester Telegram, November 19, 2012

Op-ed: Drug lab fallout
Boston Herald, November 1, 2012

Hearing Could Clarify Ruling On Juvenile Murder Sentences
WBUR, October 26, 2012

Massachusetts Leans toward Juvenile Hall for 17-year-olds
Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, October 19, 2012

Youth justice group to hold benefit race
Jamaica Plain Gazette, October 12, 2012

Op-ed: Big shoes to fill at DYS
Boston Herald, February 18, 2012

Legislature Considers Raising Juvenile Justice Age
WBUR, February 8, 2012

Between the Lines: Beyond the Principal’s Office – a civil-rights group calls on Springfield to address its “school-to-prison pipeline.”
The Valley Advocate, May 24, 2012

Disabled — and handcuffed at school
Salon, May 22, 2012

Police Handcuffing 7-Year-Olds? The Brutality Unleashed on Kids With Disabilities in Our School Systems
Alternet, May 22, 2012

Op-ed: Viewpoint: Springfield schools need reform, not excuses
The Republican, May 20, 2012

Springfield NAACP president Talbert Swan II calls for action on school arrest report
The Republican, May 16, 2012

Disruptive Behavior Sends Students to Court Instead of Principal’s Office
Reclaiming Futures blog, May 15, 2012

NAACP upset over report on student arrests in Springfield schools; Group says they want “community conversation”
WWLP22 News, May 15, 2012

Student arrests sign of bigger problem
The Republican, May 14, 2012

Arrests in schools disproportionate and detrimental, study shows
League of Education Voters, May 9, 2012

Policing the public schools creates new problems
Bay State Banner, May 9, 2012

Study: Mass. School Police Arresting Students For Routine Disciplinary Problems
WBUR Radio Boston, May 7, 2012

Op-ed: Arrests in schools unnecessary, costly
The Republican, May 7, 2012

Springfield disputes report saying city arresting too many students at schools
Boston Globe, May 2, 2012

ACLU reports high number of student arrests in Springfield
WSFB - Channel 3, May 2, 2012

Study: Springfield Tops List for School Arrests
WGGB-ABC4, May 2, 2012

New study on arrests in Spfld. Schools
WWLP22 News, May 2, 2012

School Discipline Has Become a Criminal Matter, Says ACLU
Reason, May 2, 2012

In schools with hammers, guess what kids become
Boston Globe On Liberty, May 2, 2012

Report: School Arrests High For Low-Grade Offenses
New England Public Radio, May 2, 2012

Arrestos de Estudiantes minoritarios (Minority Student Arrests)
WUNI TV Boston, May 2, 2012

Springfield Students Arrested More Than Those In Boston, Worcester
WGGB-ABC4, May 2, 2012

Springfield school-based arrests: Report:Spfld has highest student arrest rate in MA
WWLP22 News, May 2, 2012

Policing in schools reviewed by ACLU: Charging the very young questioned
Worcester Telegram, May 2, 2012

Study: Springfield students arrested at much higher rate than in Boston, Worcester
The Republican, May 2, 2012

Advocates find three cities overuse arrests at schools
Boston Globe, May 2, 2012

Report Faults Charging 17 Year Olds As Adults
WBUR, December 1, 2011

Op-ed: Locking up youth does not prevent crime
Taunton Daily Gazette, October 5, 2011

Op-ed: Exploited Kids Aren't Criminals
Boston Herald, June 29, 2011

Reps Fault DYS Policy on Assaulted Workers
State House News Service, June 21, 2011

Two Honored for Work With Children, Families
Cambridge Chronicle, June 9, 2011

Op-ed: Law leaves kids nowhere to turn
The Provider, April, 2011

Advocates: Probationers ‘Not Treated Well’ By Under-Fire Department
WBUR, November 24, 2010

Op-ed: Racial Disparity Feeds Ills in Juvenile Justice
Boston Globe, September 29, 2010

Mentally Disabled Teen is Fatally Shot
Boston Globe, September 10, 2010

Hank Investigates: Electronic Monitoring Bracelets
WHDH, August 23, 2010

A Legacy of Lax Oversight
Boston Globe, July 25, 2010

Teenage Wasteland
Boston Magazine, July 21, 2010

Ex-Probation Commissioner Scrutinized for His Secrecy
WBUR, May 26, 2010

Boarding School Behind Bars
CommonWealth Magazine, Spring 2010

Patrick Aims to Take Over Probation
Boston Globe, January 24, 2010

Younger and Twice as Violent
Cape Cod Times, December 14, 2009

Some Say 13-Year-Olds Should Remain in Juvenile System
Cape Cod Times, December 13, 2009

Detention Diversion Project at Risk
Boston Globe, November 9, 2009