Adolescent Brain Development

A court in Wisconsin recently ruled that two twelve-year-old girls who stabbed a friend nearly to death, in order to appease a fictional online horror character called Slender Man, should be tried as adults. If ever there was a crime that epitomizes a child doing a horribly stupid thing because her adolescent brain was not… Read More

Books for Incarcerated Youth

This summer a newly established organization called Liberation Library is launching a life-changing program designed to provide books to youth who are incarcerated in Illinois prisons. Through fundraising and private donations, Liberation Library is gathering an inventory of books to mail to Illinois Department of Justice pilot program youth facilities in Kewanee, Perre Marquette, and… Read More