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Supreme Court Ruling Means New Sentencing Guidelines for Juveniles
NJTV News Online | January 17, 2017 | Social
Now judges must consider factors such as age, family environment, and peer pressure when sentencing young offenders for violent crimes
NJ Supreme Court Rules Young Offenders Can’t Be Given Life Sentences
WNYC News | January 13, 2017 | Social
There are a number of juveniles in New Jersey serving life sentences, including one serving 100 years
‘Pink-Collar’ Jobs Among The Fastest-Growing In NJ And Other States
NJTV News Online | January 10, 2017 | Social
Expert says nursing, childcare, and home healthcare have one big advantage — they cannot be moved overseas
Amendment to Boost Minimum Wage Not Likely on 2017 Ballot
Hank Kalet | December 20, 2016 | Social
Disagreements among Democratic sponsors prevent bill from being posted to last legislative agenda for this year
Tribute: Al Koeppe, Business Legend, Exemplary Citizen, Newark Believer
NJ Spotlight Staff | December 12, 2016 | Energy & Environment, Social
Remembering a giant of New Jersey business and a great civic leader
Solitary Confinement: Cruel and Usual Punishment in NJ’s Prisons
Hank Kalet | December 8, 2016 | Social
The governor says the state doesn’t use solitary confinement, but is this a matter of semantics that lets New Jersey hide behind words and narrow definitions?
Rutgers Examines a Hidden History that Included Slave Labor
NJTV News Online | December 8, 2016 | Social
Researchers uncover many surprises, including a link to abolitionist Sojourner Truth
Is Criminal Justice in NJ About to Become an Unfunded Mandate?
Caren Chesler | November 30, 2016 | Social
The state’s massive overhaul of the criminal justice system calls for new technologies and more personnel. The counties want to know where the money will come from.
Down on the Urban Farm in Newark
Jane Primerano | November 30, 2016 | Social
The Greater Newark Conservancy is showing inner-city kids that playing in the dirt can be very good for them
In Wake of Recent Police Shootings, Activists Step Up Calls for Accountability
Hank Kalet | November 28, 2016 | Social
Can Legislature take some of the edge off the issue by mandating independent prosecutor to oversee investigations of police-related shootings?
NJ Crime Victims Mark a Milestone and Fight for Greater Protections
Colleen O'Dea | November 15, 2016 | Social
It is 25 years since victims of crime in New Jersey won significant legal rights. Now they want to further improve safeguards for survivors and their families
Curbing Use of Solitary Confinement in NJ Correctional Facilities
Hank Kalet | October 24, 2016 | Social
‘Close custody’ can exacerbate or trigger mental-health problems, reduce prisoners’ chances of successful reintegration in communities
Minors Who Do Time in New Jersey’s Adult Prisons Must Deal with Intimidation
WNYC News | October 19, 2016 | Social
One offender, sentenced to several years in an adult prison, said he’s worried about the guards, not the other inmates
Trying Juveniles as Adults Called A ‘Dead End’
NJTV News Online | October 19, 2016 | Social
Conference on juvenile justice has pilot program in Camden County to keep young offenders in community
Life Outside Prison Is Not Easy for Minors Tried as Adults
WNYC News | October 17, 2016 | Social
Adjusting to life outside prison can be tough on parolees, but one young man is hopeful
Push to Grant Driver's License to NJ's Undocumented Residents
Chase Brush | October 14, 2016 | Social, Immigration
Supporters say the card would help thousands of undocumented to drive legally, that it would improve road safety, and stimulate the state’s economy
Minors Get Longer Sentences in New Jersey Than in New York
WNYC News | October 14, 2016 | Social
There’s a big disparity in sentencing between the Garden State and New York. New Jersey offenders face more years in prison
Young in Prison: Is Germany's Way Better Than NJ’s?
WNYC News | October 13, 2016 | Social
Unlike New Jersey, Germany does not prosecute minors as adults. And, unlike New Jersey, Germany has low recidivism rates among minors
Most Minors Tried as Adults in NJ Are Black or Latino
WNYC News | October 12, 2016 | Social
Although it must be approved by a judge, the decision to try a minor as an adult is at the discretion of the prosecutor
U.S. Attorney General Lynch Convenes Policing Conference in Newark
Joe Tyrell | October 11, 2016 | Social
Law enforcement, community activists, and politicians from across state attend, including Newark Mayor Ras Baraka
Advocates Clash with Administration Over Number of Poor in New Jersey
Chase Brush | September 30, 2016 | Social
Community leaders, others cite ‘crisis’ in social services, but administration’s data shows fewer people signing up for general assistance and emergency aid
As More NJ Students Go Hungry, More Colleges Open Food Pantries
Tara Nurin | September 27, 2016 | Education, Social
Amid growing recognition that some students are going hungry, Rutgers-New Brunswick is the latest university in New Jersey to open a food pantry
Call for New Jersey to Do More to End Distracted Driving
NJTV News Online | September 26, 2016 | Social
Expert urges state to strengthen laws in order to limit the number of distracted drivers — and the danger they present to others
Not Enough Funding for Fight Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
Joe Tyrrell | September 16, 2016 | Social
Agencies and professionals in New Jersey are cooperating more on the issue, but good intentions outstrip available resources
New Jersey is First in the Nation for Adult Children Living with their Parents
Colleen O'Dea | September 15, 2016 | Social
Several factors – mostly rooted in economics – contribute to the fact that nearly half of New Jerseyans aged 18 to 34 still live at home
Drunk Drivers in NJ Face Arrest Even When Car Engines Are Off
NJTV News Online | September 8, 2016 | Social
The head of the Assembly Judiciary Committee plans to hold hearings on whether the law needs to be clarified
NJ Activists Want More Transparency for Police-Related Shootings
Hank Kalet | August 16, 2016 | Social
One proposal would put state attorney general — rather than county prosecutor — in charge of sending cases to grand jury
Lesbians Sue Over Insurance Discrimination In Infertility Treatment
NJTV News Online | August 12, 2016 | Social
State rules require women to demonstrate infertility by having unprotected sex with a man for at least two years without becoming pregnant
Marketing U.S. Citizenship and Childbirth Services at Meadowlands Hospital
Lilo H. Stainton | August 10, 2016 | Healthcare, Social
A New Jersey hospital advertises its services to pregnant Russian women who want to give birth in the U.S., enabling their children to qualify for dual citizenship
Federal Reforms Could Help NJ’s Immigrants Contribute Even More to State Economy
John Reitmeyer | August 8, 2016 | Social
Collecting back taxes from undocumented immigrants, for instance, could mean a big bump in tax collections
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