Bill Number: SB 2003 – WIN!
Type of Reform
Transfer Reform - increases minimum age of adult prosecution to 15 from 14. Limits transfer and incarceration of all minors to most serious & violent crimes (before, this only applied to youth under 16.) Third, prosecutors must submit written analysis on the reasons for transfer, which is granted by judge. Limits segregation use.
Souls of Young Folk: The Disproportionate Prosecution of Black Youth as Adults in New Jersey
Souls of Young Folk: The Disproportionate Prosecution of Black Youth as Adults in New Jersey is a brief by the New Jersey Parents’ Caucus and the Campaign for Youth Justice which highlights the historical and social treatment of black youth in New Jersey and the emergence of the state’s youth waiver laws.
The Solitary Confinement of Youth with Mental Health Disabilities in New Jersey’s Prison System
The Solitary Confinement of Youth with Mental Health Disabilities in New Jersey’s Prison System (2018). This report discusses the impact of solitary confinement on youth under 18 who are transferred and incarcerated in New Jersey’s state prisons. The report includes data from surveys of youth in New Jersey’s prisons.
Bring Our Children Home: Ain't I A Child?
“Kids will be kids.” For many, this age-old adage reminds us of the follies of youth and the inevitable mishaps that accompany the journey into adulthood as we discover who we are and our place in the world. This saying also reminds us that children are not adults. As such, children should be treated differently, with room to grow and learn from their mistakes. But, for far too many children here in New Jersey and across the country, this axiom comes with a caveat: kids will be kids... unless they are Black or brown.
The Incarceration of Children & Youth in New Jersey’s Adult Prison System
The Incarceration of Children & Youth in New Jersey’s Adult Prison System report (2015) gathers and analyzes comprehensive state data from the New Jersey Department of Corrections (NJ DOC) on 472 children tried, sentenced, and incarcerated in the adult prison system.
Kids Count Special Report: Juvenile Justice
This 2012 report aims to measure change in New Jersey’s treatment of young offenders.