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14-Year-Old Shot in North St. Louis

Police in north St. Louis County are vowing to find the juvenile who shot and wounded a 14-year old boy last night and put a stop to juvenile gunplay.


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Chicago-Area Students Face Child Porn Charges

Two middle school students in Chicago have been arrested on child pornography charges.


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Commission: Remove Juveniles from Sex Registries

Requiring juveniles to register as sex offenders impairs rehabilitation efforts for a crime that very few of them ever commit again, according to a study released Tuesday.



Mo. Lawmakers Plot New Plan For Juvenile Lifers

A Missouri state senator has introduced legislation that would allow 83 inmates convicted of first-degree murder to receive a new sentencing hearing.


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Feds Investigate St. Louis County Family Court

The agency announced Monday that is examining whether the court provides due process to all children appearing for delinquency hearings.



Boy, 11, Fatally Shot In Belleville Home

Another youth is suspected of pulling the trigger, family cooperating with police.


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Lawsuit: Hearings For Illinois Youth Are ‘Kangaroo Courts’

Lawsuit claims too many kids behind bars illegally.


Boy, 7, Arrested With Teen In Car Break-Ins

Belleville police say a 7-year-old boy is one of two juveniles arrested in connection with a series of break-ins of vehicles last weekend.


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Missouri is ‘National Model’ for Juvenile Offender Treatment

Other states are looking to Missouri for guidance



Man Given 30 Year Prison Term For Producing Child Porn

Young victim later developed cocaine addiction and had to be institutionalized.