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Law and Order in Robeson County’s Teen Court
20th Judicial Circuit: Collier County Drug Court
The number of juveniles under age 18 arrested for murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault increased by 50 percent between and , according to the FBI. Now lawmakers at the state and federal levels are scrambling to respond to Americans who see crime as their prime worry, and juvenile punishment as too short and too soft. Topping the agenda for many state legislatures are proposals to give adult sentences to violent youths, outlaw gun possession by minors and build more boot camps for juveniles. But while the public and many experts call for harsher penalties for violent youths, others say the current trend toward punitive treatment unfairly targets youths who are amenable to rehabilitation -- and doesn't put a dent in the problem. Help Login. Search by keyword.
Seattle Times – Teen Courts put Youngsters at the Mercy of Their Peers
Why are fewer and fewer eligible NC families taking advantage of a federal nutrition program aimed at improving the health of low-income moms and their children? SarahOvaska investigates. An impaired mile stretch of the lower Cape Fear River below Wilmington will no longer be classified as "swamp water.
Teen Court is a diversion program. Qualified first time juvenile offenders, who have admitted guilt, with crimes ranging from misdemeanor up to 3rd degree felony can have their cases "heard" in Teen Court. High school students who are mature and responsible and have agreed to respect confidentiality can volunteer to serve in the roles of attorneys, bailiffs, clerks, and jurors.