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juvenile justice

  • Opinion: Sound, unfunded reform

    Abby Anderson is executive director of the Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance. This session, the legislature passed landmark legislation to improve our juvenile justice system. Yet the state budget starves that very system for funding. So the question is: What happens to our kids when a groundbreaking law runs up against an austerity budget?

  • Judiciary Committee approves two key juvenile justice reform bills

    HARTFORD, Conn. – The Judiciary Committee approved two bills this week in an effort to reform the juvenile justice system.

  • GOP lawmaker expresses concern over raising age for juvenile offenders

    HARTFORD, Conn. – A Republican Senator told members of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration Wednesday that he understands their desire not to ruin the lives of young people, but is concerned about a proposal to treat 18- to 20-year-olds like juveniles in the criminal justice system.

  • Malloy turns focus to juvenile justice system

    HARTFORD, Conn. – In a meeting Monday with three young men who were involved with the juvenile justice system before turning their lives around, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy asked what he should be doing to help. “What advice do you have for me?” Malloy asked the trio at their home on Asylum Avenue in Hartford.

  • Opinion: No secret trials

    Long-time Connecticut newspaper editor James H. Smith, is president of the nonprofit Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the General Assembly are to be commended for their 2015 “Second Chance Society” legislation, reversing racist laws that filled our jails with nonviolent drug users, most of them African-American and Latino.