Despite positive reputation, Missouri’s juvenile justice system has serious systemic Problems
By Rachel Lippmann • Oct 5, 2015
This July 31, the U.S. Department of Justice released the findings of a 20-month investigation into the St. Louis County Family Court that sent a jolt through the system.
“The investigation found that the court fails to provide constitutionally required due process to children appearing for delinquency proceedings, and that the court’s administration of juvenile justice discriminates against black children, all in violation of the 14th Amendment,” assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, the head of the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division, said in a conference call. …