The 16-year-old girl who had a plan that Sheriff Joe Arpaio declared "almost meets the profile of what happened in [Newtown], Connecticut" has been released from custody. Maricopa County Superior Court spokesman Vincent Funari tells New Times that a judge ordered the girl to be released on an electr ... More >>
Peoria Police DepartmentTyson LangleyTyson Langley, the 15-year-old accused of murdering two people at a Peoria smoke shop last month, was in Maricopa County Superior Court this morning where he pleaded not guilty to two counts of first-degree murder.Despite his young age, Langley's being charged ... More >>
Baby-faced alleged killer Tyson LangleyTyson Langley, the 15-year-old accused of gunning down two people at a Peoria smoke shop last week, is being held on $2 million bond after he was arrested in Los Angeles over the weekend and extradited back to the Valley.Langley, court records obtained by Ne ... More >>
MCSOYolanda SilvaAn 18-year-old Phoenix woman was arrested yesterday for molesting a 10-year-old girl who is the daughter of her one-time foster parents. The suspect, Yolanda Silva, was 16 at the time.According to court documents obtained by New Times, Silva was in the custody of Child Protective ... More >>
The Maricopa County Attorney's Office decided yesterday that it will try Braden Matthew Rockriver as an adult for allegedly murdering his 18-year-old girlfriend's mother earlier this week.Rockriver's not exactly an adult, though -- he's only 16.According to Mesa police, Rockriver made plans to st ... More >>
George Baker at his granddaughter's wedding hours before a pack of teenage thugs beat him to death to impress a girl.A teenage Virginia murderer was sentenced today for his role in the brutal beating death of an 81-year-old Tempe man last year. However, because the boy is a teen, the "rotte ... More >>
County Attorney Andrew ThomasThe Maricopa County Attorney's Office wants to charge a second teen attacker as an adult in the sexual assault of an 8-year-old Liberian girl.Last month, police say the 8-year-old was sexually assaulted by four Liberian boys -- ages 9, 10, 13, and 14. After the ... More >>
Sandra Dowling left a huge mess. Now she's trying to stop the cleanup
Private lawyers in Maricopa County child-dependency cases are soaking us for unbelievable bucks
It's up to Governor Janet Napolitano to make sure history doesn't repeat itself that is, boldly reform juvenile corrections. Or at least make sure someone's watching
A federal investigation documents serious abuses at the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections
ADJC Director steps down
Abuse lingers in Juvenile Corrections
Parents say state let their son die
Federal investigation into juvenile corrections broad but slow
Letters from the week of August 8, 2002
Justice Department examines conditions at state youth facilities
Letters from the week of May 2, 2002
Letters from the week of April 25, 2002
A death at Adobe Mountain raises questions about conditions in youth prisons
From the week of December 27, 2001
Despite public scrutiny, abuse continues at the state's juvenile corrections facilities
Governor ignores calls for investigation of abuses within juvenile corrections
New Times report prompts inquiries from federal officials
From the week of July 26, 2001
Community leaders call for independent task force
From the week of July 19, 2001
From the week of July 12, 2001
Check-out time is age 18
Isolated, abused and lacking mental health care, do juvenile offenders leave state custody in worse shape than when they went in?
The Department of Juvenile Corrections is supposed to watch -- and rehabilitate -- troubled teens. But no one's watching the department.
Arizona political leaders know the answers but can't seem to pass the violence-prevention test
Year after year, Murphy school district officials watched their students die in a hail of violence. They decided to take matters into their own hands.
Twenty years ago-- as gangs began their rise in the valley-shortsighted civic leaders slashed youth programs. Today's troubled kids are still paying the price.
The county's jails are crammed full. But not with the dangerous felons backers of an initiative to raise money for new jails would have you believe.
A gruesome death has cost Arizona's multimillion-dollar teen rehabilitation industry a bundle. But it's not because the state is determined to stop the abuse.
The Department of Juvenile Corrections helped create an overcrowding crisis in state juvenile facilities--to the benefit of a private contractor that employs two former state officials
Mitchell Vanorsby was awaiting trial for armed robbery when a judge let him out of jail. Now he's back behind bars, awaiting trial for murder.
UNDER ITS "REUNIFICATION-FIRST" POSICY, THE STATE OF ARIZONA ROUTINELY FORCES CHILDREN TO LIVE WITH PARENTS WHO ARE UNFIT GUARDIANS BY ANY DEFINITION
A BIASED SYSTEM OF JUVENILE JUSTICE LEFT THAT AS HENRY CRUZ'S ONLY CHOICE