Collateral consequences—stigma and disadvantages individuals face after becoming entangled in the legal system—for justiceinvolved youth differ by jurisdiction and number in the thousands. Although the American Bar Association (ABA) and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) advocated for the reduction of juvenile collateral consequences over five years ago, after an initial surge in activism, the movement lost momentum. The Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice and several non-profit, public interest law firms, continue to advocate for the clarification of juvenile collateral consequences and the elimination of specific sanctions. This Note recognizes the importance of gathering juvenile collateral consequences for each state into one accessible resource for easy reference, and includes a juvenile collateral consequences table encompassing policies and statutes from across the country. It also proposes a Model Act, with the ultimate goal of establishing uniformity and abolishing certain collateral consequences to limit the impact on the future of justice-involved youths.
"Collateral Consequences for Justice-Involved Youth: A Model Approach to Reducing the Number of Collateral Consequences,"
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