15-year-old Arizona boy Gerald Francis Gault was taken into custody for allegedly making an obscene prank phone call to a neighbor in June 1964. His parents were not notified of his arrest. In a subsequent hearing, the complaining witness did …
Juvenile Court Archive
Media coverage surrounding high-profile cases of campus sexual assault, officer-involved shootings, domestic violence and other incidents in recent months is sparking a national discussion around the experience of victims within our justice system and larger society.
Imagine if your child was formally held accountable for an alleged offense within the juvenile court system. During this process, as a result of state law (to your surprise), the general public is granted access to the hearings.