youth http://wyso.org en Ohio Justices Debate Legal Consult for Juveniles http://wyso.org/post/ohio-justices-debate-legal-consult-juveniles <p>The Ohio Supreme Court is weighing whether to require juvenile offenders facing the possibility of detention to consult with an attorney before deciding to waive their right to a lawyer.</p><p>Current court rules don&#39;t require such a meeting. The proposal is pitting youth advocates against some judges who say the requirement hinders the rights of parents and juveniles to make the decision themselves.</p><p>Kim Tandy, executive director of the Children&#39;s Law Center in Covington, Ky., says too many children are going through the juvenile court system without legal representation.</p> Wed, 04 Apr 2012 17:40:11 +0000 Associated Press 14118 at http://wyso.org Ohio Youth Sex Offender Registration Rule Blocked http://wyso.org/post/ohio-youth-sex-offender-registration-rule-blocked <p>The Ohio Supreme Court has struck down a state law requiring juvenile sex offenders convicted in juvenile courts to register as sex offenders for life.</p><p>Today (Tuesday) the court ruled 5-2 that the requirement enacted in a 2007 law is unconstitutional because it amounts to cruel and unusual punishment and violates children&#39;s due process rights.</p><p>Justice Paul Pfeifer said the mandatory registration undercuts the rehabilitative purpose of the juvenile system.&nbsp; He said it also eliminates the role of juvenile judges in determining the best punishment for young offenders.</p> Tue, 03 Apr 2012 16:16:25 +0000 Associated Press 14048 at http://wyso.org Thankgiving Audio Essays from Centerville High School http://wyso.org/post/thankgiving-audio-essays-centerville-high-school <p>Students in Centerville High School&#39;s Communication Arts/Broadcast Management program&nbsp; share what they are thankful for this year.</p> Thu, 24 Nov 2011 03:32:19 +0000 Sarah Buckingham 7378 at http://wyso.org