Dan Birman, director of the new Netflix feature documentary 'Murder to Mercy: The Cyntoia Brown Story,' discusses his filmmaking process and the importance of the case.
In a survey, 56% of Americans aged 14 to 24 said they knew little to nothing about the juvenile justice system.
Australia should look to the New Zealand model, which has a strong focus on community, and recognises that the majority of young people grow-out of participating in crime.
Open justice is in contest with other rights as the Northern Territory considers a bill to ban the media from juvenile court cases.
A neuroscientist explains how detention can affect a developing mind, as a new law in California sets the highest age limit in the US for minors to be held criminally responsible, at age 12.
The reconviction rates of children put in institutions was lower than it is today, new research shows.
Cyntoia Brown was just 16 years old when she shot and killed a man in 2004. Under Tennessee law, she won't be eligible for parole until she is 67 years old. Is such a harsh sentence constitutional?
Yoga programs specifically designed to heal girls' trauma are showing results in facilities across the country. Here's how.
Knowing why people with troubled childhoods may be more likely to engage in criminal activity is necessary to inform the development of effective prevention and early intervention initiatives.
Australian jurisdictions should enact permanent solutions to juvenile justice crises that replace large and ineffective youth prisons with a safer, more decent alternative.
Few people are talking about how children in residential care and those in juvenile jail are essentially the same people.
Important questions are being asked about why children were abused in juvenile detention in the Northern Territory. But we also need to ask why children are being detained at all.
The Don Dale scandal is an opportunity to ask whether incarceration achieves the aims it sets out to achieve, or just further hardens criminals.
The royal commission's terms of reference hold some promise, but more needs to be done about juvenile justice and child protection systems across Australia.
The shocking incidents at the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre, revealed this week, are not in isolation.
The abuse at Don Dale detention centre has been known for some time, but nothing has been done about it.
Awareness of social factors, such as society's perpetuation of masculinity, are critical to understanding the interconnections between trauma, disadvantage and substance abuse in young men.
The predictable path into prison for Aboriginal people with disabilities is preventable. Here are some solutions.
Many young people in jail suffer fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Diagnosing these before sentencing will establish the most appropriate path for these vulnerable offenders, which often isn't jail.
Young people in custody or serving community-based orders suffer from depression, substance abuse and dependence at significantly…