Kids and Justice: The Legal Battles Ahead

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The failure to protect young people’s constitutional rights in court—such as access to legal counsel—amounts to a ‘crisis’ in the nation’s juvenile justice system, a New York conference is told.

 Some of the country’s top legal experts say the protection of children’s rights in courtrooms is the next major challenge for the juvenile justice system.

Young people’s lack of access to adequate counsel now amounts to a “crisis,” as juvenile misbehavior . . .

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