California recently passed a new law that says you have to be 21 years or older to buy cigarettes. I feel that this is a good thing.
Young people increasingly see gender as not just limited to male and female. But the torchbearers of gender fluidity aren’t just celebrities or politicians, but kids. But schools are still catching up with the needs of gender nonconforming students.
At California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), where an average of 2.6 sexual assaults are reported each year in the past 5 years, students are celebrating the enactment of the law and sharing their ideas on what more can be done on campus.
Brittany’s Place: The Safe and Sound Shelter, which opens today, is named after her daughter, 18-year-old Brittany Clardy, who was found dead in the trunk of a car last year. Investigators suspect she was a victim of sex trafficking.
From the George Zimmerman verdict to the ins and outs of sealing a juvenile record, Youth Radio’s Juvenile Justice desk was hard at work this year.
On Monday, a Federal Judge ruled that New York’s Stop-and-Frisk tactic, which has affected over 4 million people, violates suspects’ constitutional rights. The decision has reigniting a debate that has spanned for over a decade about racial profiling and community safety. Youth Radio brings you our top 5 Stop-and-Frisk-related videos.
There is plenty of gray area surrounding statutory rape, as is evident in the case of Torrington, Connecticut, where two 18-year-old football players are being prosecuted for having consensual sex with two 13-year-old girls. In this interview with Professor Frank Zimring of UC Berkeley’s Law School, Youth Radio’s Chantell Williams explores the confusion around statutory rape policies.
Seventeen-year-old Andrew is filling out a job application for a Jamba Juice in Oakland, Calif. He’s making his way through the basics, filling out his name and contact information. However, question five posed a challenge. It was a yes or no checkbox which read, “Have you ever been convicted of a crime?”
Q&A with Sue Burrell, Staff Attorney at the Youth Law Center Just like DNA testing changed…