Wyoming Bans Mandatory Life without Parole for Youth Under 18, Bear Cloud v. State, 294 P.3d 36, 2013 WY 18. Following Miller v. Alabama and a state Supreme Court case (Bear Cloud v. State, 294 P.3d 36, 2013 WY 18), Wyoming eliminated mandatory life without parole sentences for crimes committed by youth under age 18. Youth may still be sentenced to life without parole for certain crimes, but must become eligible for parole once they have served at least 25 years, or if their sentence is commuted to a term of years. H.B. 23/Act No. 18, signed into law February 14, 2013; effective July 1, 2013.
The Damaged Juvenile Justice and Detention System in Wyoming. A COMPREHENSIVE REPORT and POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS.
The National Juvenile Justice Network has member organizations like the Wyoming Children’s Law Center all over the country, all working to reform the youth justice system. Be sure to check out their online library!
The National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC) provides support to public defenders, appointed counsel, law school clinical programs, and non-profit law centers to ensure quality representation in urban, suburban, rural, and tribal areas. NJDC also offers a wide range of integrated services to juvenile defenders, including training, technical assistance, policy advocacy, capacity building, networking, collaboration, and coordination.
Center For Parent Information and Resources
- Pages will help guide and inform you of what could be an option for you as a parent. Gives you Behavior Assessments, Plans, and a variety of support information.
Conduct and Behavior Problems
- Intervention and Resources for School Aged Youth (Revised 2015)
Parent’s Tool Kit for Teen’s by Jason Sackett
- LCSW of the USC Center for Work and Family Life. With this handbook, you are well on your way to positively influencing the behavior of your teenage children and developing a closer, stronger relationship with them.
DOE Guidance Packages:
Press Release – January 6, 2017
- NDRN Responds to Education Department Guidance on the Use of Restraint and Seclusion in Schools
- WASHINGTON – Curt Decker, executive director of the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN), issued the following statement in response to the Department of Education guidance on the use of restraint and seclusion in schools:
Press Release – November 22, 2016
- NDRN Files Amicus in Special Education Supreme Court Case
- WASHINGTON –The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in a case known as Endrew F. vs. Douglas County School District. The case involves a student with autism whose parents claim the school district failed to provide their son with an appropriate education as guaranteed by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Ending the School to Jailhouse Track: