Juvenile Law

Oregon Legislature Passes a Deception Bill that Prevents Police from Lying to Youth During Interrogations

Oregon Legislature Passes a Deception Bill that Prevents Police from Lying to Youth During Interrogations  In June, Oregon became the second state to pass a deception bill that prevents law enforcement from lying to people under the age of 18 during interrogations. The bill bans false promises of leniency and false claims about the existence …

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AZ Federal Judge Upholds Child Abuse ‘Black List’

A Maricopa County federal judge dismissed a legal challenge to Arizona’s Department of Child Safety’s new child abuse blacklist policy. Recently, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge dismissed the New Civil Liberties Alliance’s challenge to the Arizona Department of Child Safety’s child abuse registry. This database provides a digital collection of child abuse offenders and …

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Too Many Youth Are Being Charged as Adults

With the annual number of minors being charged as adults at 76,000, it is clear that change is needed. Over the past 12 years, the number of youths being charged as adults has dropped 70%. While this change has been incredible, there is still room for improvement. Most of these children and teens are being …

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Maricopa County Attorney Pulls Back Anti-Adoption Policy

Maricopa County reverses a 5 year old policy that outsourced legal support for gay couples going through the adoption process. Since the United States officially recognized gay marriage in 2015, there has been policies put in place in states and counties across the country to hinder gay rights. Maricopa County was among the institutions that …

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Remembering Landmark AZ Case to Give Minors the Right to Legal Counsel

Remembering Landmark AZ Case to Give Minors the Right to Legal Counsel

Reflecting on the anniversary of a landmark Supreme Court case brings appreciation but also the revelation more change needs to happen. Most people would not know that up until 1967, minors were not guaranteed the right to legal counsel. They were not afforded the same legal rights as an adult. The 1964 case that changed …

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San Francisco Getting Rid of Cash Bail?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]San Francisco’s District Attorney made a hallmark decision to end the cash bail system for the entire city.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]In an effort to increase public safety, save taxpayers’ money, and demonstrate social justice, the San Francisco Attorney General Chesa Boudin ordered the city prosecutors to end requests for cash bail. California had already signed a bill into …

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Prescott Homeowners’ Association Forces Orphaned Teen Out of Grandparents’ Home

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A recently orphaned 15 year-old teenager in Prescott is being forced out of his grandparents’ home by their HOA because of age restrictions.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]In Prescott, AZ, a teen who lost his parents a year ago has been staying with his grandparents ever since. Their home is in a community that has a 19+ age requirement, of …

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Rideout Law Group Participates in the DCS Foster Back to School Event

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Rideout Law Group’s Own Brad Rideout and Alison Berg Help Foster Children Get the Backpacks They Need. [/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]When you are living as a foster child, your life is already hard enough. Having one aspect of your life taken care of, such as backpacks and school supplies, can make a world of a difference. That …

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