• Debra Jennings posted an update in the group Group logo of Educating Students with Disabilities in Juvenile Justice SystemsEducating Students with Disabilities in Juvenile Justice Systems 5 years, 2 months ago

    Just before Christmas this news came in: Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Department of Justice’s critical guidance on the use of costs, fines and fees for youth in the juvenile justice system. The guidance, which clarified existing law, was written by the Justice Department’s Office for Access to Justice, Office of Justice Programs, and Office for Civil Rights under the Obama administration. The move followed a campaign of advocacy and research from Juvenile Law Center on the widespread abuse of costs, fines and fees in the juvenile justice system, and our publication of a groundbreaking national report on the issue. To read more, check out this press release from the Juvenile Law Center: https://jlc.org/news-room/press-releases/attorney-general-jeff-sessions-rescinds-key-guidance-reduce-or-eliminate-co