Better Legal Protections for Young People

May 16, 2016 | by Kathy Park, CEO | Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

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In a new op-ed published today by the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, CEO Kathy Park articulates the vulnerability of youth detained by police and the many factors that leave young people and their families in the dark about their rights. Park asserts that while brain science demonstrates that “young people would seem by definition unable to meet the legal criteria for waiving Miranda rights,” legal protections have not kept pace with the science.

In a new op-ed published today by the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, CEO Kathy Park articulates the vulnerability of youth detained by police and the many factors that leave young people and their families in the dark about their rights. Park asserts that while brain science demonstrates that “young people would seem by definition unable to meet the legal criteria for waiving Miranda rights,” legal protections have not kept pace with the science. Read the entire article here.