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News stories tagged with "juvenile-justice"

Young Man Accused of Murdering Parents In Ausable

State police say a 17-year-old in Ausable shot and killed his parents early on Saturday morning. Justin McLean has been charged with two counts of 2nd degree murder. Brian Mann has our report.  Go to full article

PINS Program Expands To Include Older Teens

Martha Foley talks with St. Lawrence County Parole Director Francine Paretta about the costs and benefits of expanding PINS--the program that helps families deal with problem kids. As of July 1, 2001, 17 and 18-year-olds will now be included. What'll the impact be on county agencies that'll be responsible for them now?  Go to full article

11-Year-old Faces Sexual Assault Charges

An 11-year-old boy will be in St. Lawrence County Family Court Friday to answer charges that he sexually assaulted a 10-year-old girl in her hometown of Lawrence. The boy was arrested as a juvenile delinquent and faces felony charges. The incident lead friends and family of the victim to picket outside the county courthouse Monday morning, calling for stricter laws and harsher treatment for juveniles. Jody Tosti has more on the story.  Go to full article

Youth Court: Teens Judge Teens in Real Life

Usually we think of peer pressure as a negative--urging young people to make fun of the short kid in class or to try that first cigarette. But in a growing phenomenon around the country, courts are using peer influence to keep teens on a positive track through life. Youth Courts have teens judging their peers in real cases with enforceable sentences. Youth Courts also reduce the heavy caseload--and costs--of higher courts that deal with more serious crimes. David Sommerstein visited the Youth Court in Watertown. He found a strong program that is nonetheless struggling to survive.  Go to full article

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