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Courts in most states charge juveniles to exist inside the justice system. This movement wants to change that.

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States Charge Juveniles Substantial Fees for Access to Court-appointed Attorneys, Study Finds

Washington, D.C. – A new report from Juvenile Law Center shows 40 states have laws that permit or require courts to charge young people for “free” court-appointed attorneys, including public defenders. The study, which was funded by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF), reveals these fees for using a court-appointed attorney are often steep. … Read More

James Cadogan, former counselor to the U.S. Attorney General, joins Laura and John Arnold Foundation

Washington, D.C. – James Cadogan, a civil rights attorney who has spent a career fighting for policies that help create a more open, effective, and fair justice system, has joined the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) as Vice President of Criminal Justice. Cadogan will lead the LJAF criminal justice team’s expanding pretrial justice work … Read More

Statement by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation in Response to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s bail reform proposal

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation supports pretrial justice reforms that make communities safer while protecting the constitutional rights of citizens. We await further information and legislative discussion on the Damon Allen Act proposed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who emphasized the need for a risk-based approach that gives judges a more complete picture of … Read More

America’s doctors can beat the opioid epidemic. Here’s how to get them on board.

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