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Juvenile Justice

Dialogue – Issue 49: Dui Hua Hosts Third Juvenile Justice Expert Exchange with China

Chinese and US participants and Dui Hua directors and staff attend a welcome dinner at Director Maggie Yum’s home. China’s dedication to juvenile justice reform has led to a decline in national delinquency and...

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Dialogue – Issue 49: Introducing Group Homes to China’s Juvenile Justice Experts

By Judge Julie Tang Tang (front row, fourth from right) with Chinese delegates and staff of the San Francisco Boys & Girls Home at the group home. I have been fortunate to be a...

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Dialogue – Issue 49: US Participant Perspectives on the Juvenile Justice Expert Exchange

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Dialogue – Issue 48: Life Without the Possibility of Parole in the US & China

On June 25, 2012, the US Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional the mandatory sentence of life without the possibility of parole (LWOP) for crimes committed by juveniles. The decision is a partial victory for children’s...

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Dialogue – Issue 44: Rehabilitation of Juvenile Offenders in San Mateo County

Following up on two successful juvenile justice delegations in 2008 and 2010, Dui Hua visited the San Mateo County Youth Services Center (YSC) in June 2011. The center is a model of restorative justice...

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Dialogue – Issue 40: Juvenile Justice Delegation to China Builds on Cooperative Area for Dialogue

In May, American and Chinese officials met in Washington to convene the 15th session of the long-running human rights dialogue and then again, in Beijing, for a strategic and economic dialogue. Both dialogues covered...

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Dialogue – Issue 40: US Delegates Tour Beijing’s Only Juvenile Reform Center

On the morning of May 10, the American juvenile justice delegation traveled to rural Daxing District, in the Beijing suburbs. There, surrounded by acres of agricultural land and several other correctional facilities, lies the...

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Dialogue – Issue 33: Dui Hua Hosts Juvenile Justice Delegation from China’s Supreme People’s Court

China has recorded breathtaking economic growth in recent years, but growth has not come about without problems. One consequence of the economic and social changes sweeping China has been a rise in juvenile crime,...

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Dialogue – Issue 33: With Intent to Reform: Alternatives to Juvenile Detention, Incarceration

In the United States, about 27,000 youth enter secure detention facilities everyday, and nearly one million detentions occur in a year involving 600,000 juveniles, taking into account repeat offenders. Less than one-third of these...

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Dialogue – Issue 33: SPC Delegation Visits Residential Facilities

The SPC Chinese delegation visited three out-of-home residential placement facilities—Oak Hill Youth Center and the Victor Cullen Center, both in Maryland, and Log Cabin Ranch School, located outside of San Francisco. The tours provided...

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