Research & Publications
Scholarship, research, reports, and other publications of the Georgetown Juvenile Justice Clinic & Initiative are listed below in reverse chronological order.
Kristin Henning, The Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black Youth (Pantheon Books forthcoming September 28, 2021). [Pre-order]
Kristin Henning, Cops at the Schoolyard Gate: How the Number of Police Officers in Schools Skyrocketed in Recent Decades—and Made for a Harrowing Education for Black and Brown Youth, excerpt from The Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black Youth published in Vox (Jul. 28, 2021). [Vox]
Seeing What’s Underneath: A Resource for Understanding Behavior & Using Language in Juvenile Court, developed and released by the Georgetown Juvenile Justice Clinic & Initiative, the National Juvenile Defender Center, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, and Fair and Just Prosecution. (April 2021). [PDF]
Kristin Henning, Police Have Killed at Least 5 Children in the Last Month Alone. When Will It Stop?, op-ed published in Slate (Apr. 23, 2021). [Slate]
Reducing the Footprint of Police in the Lives of DC Youth, Ensuring Developmentally Appropriate Policing for DC Youth, and Undoing the False and Harmful Narrative That Our Youth Need to Be Policed in the First Place Metropolitan Police Department Oversight Hearing, Council of the District of Columbia (Mar. 11, 2021) (testimony of Eduardo Ferrer). [PDF]
The Harms of Racial Disparities and the Need for Reform in Maryland’s Juvenile Legal System Offered before the Maryland House Judiciary Committee in support of Maryland HB 1187 Juvenile Law- Juvenile Justice Reform (Feb. 23, 2021) (testimony of Kristin Henning). [PDF]
The Need for Young People to Consult with Attorneys Prior to Custodial Interrogation Offered before the Maryland House Judiciary Committee in support of Maryland HB 315- Juvenile Interrogation Protection Act (Feb. 2, 2021) (testimony of Kristin Henning). [PDF]
Reimagining Public Safety by Reducing Police Contacts & Investing in Community Infrastructure Before the Committee on the Judiciary & Public Safety Alternative’s to Policing Roundtable, Council of the District of Columbia (Dec. 17, 2020) (testimony of Jennifer Ubiera). [PDF]
Reimagining School Safety and Ending Over-Policing of Youth in DC Public Schools Before the Committee of the Whole & Committee on Education Public Roundtable on School Security in District of Columbia Public Schools, Council of the District of Columbia (Oct. 21, 2020) (testimony of Eduardo Ferrer). [PDF]
DC Justice Lab & Georgetown Juvenile Justice Initiative, Demanding a More Mature Miranda for Kids (October 2020). [PDF]
Youth-Specific Police Reforms to Reduce the Over-Policing of Black Youth in DC Before the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety Public Hearing on Bills 23-0723, 230771, 23-0882, Council of the District of Columbia (Oct. 15, 2020) (testimony of Eduardo Ferrer). [PDF]
Reforming Policing in DC and Reducing the Budget of the Metropolitan Police Department Before the Committee of the Judiciary and Public Safety, Metropolitan Police Department Budget Oversight Hearing, Council of the District of Columbia, (June 15, 2020) (testimony of Eduardo Ferrer). [PDF]
Public Welfare Foundation, D.C.’s Justice Systems: An Overview (contributions by Georgetown Juvenile Justice Initiative) (October 2019). [PDF]
Rights4Girls & Georgetown Juvenile Justice Initiative, Beyond the Walls: A Look at Girls in D.C.’s Juvenile Justice System (March 2018). [PDF]
Rights, Race, and Reform: 50 Years of Child Advocacy in the Juvenile Justice System (Kristin Henning, Laura Cohen & Ellen Marrus eds., featuring contributions by Kristin Henning, Wallace Mlyniec, and Eduardo Ferrer, New York: Routledge 2018). [BOOK]
Kristin Henning, Boys to Men: The Role of Policing in the Socialization of Black Boys,in Policing the Black Men: Arrest, Prosecution, and Imprisonment 57-94 (Angela J. Davis ed., New York: Random House 2017). [BOOK]
Eduardo Ferrer, Transformation Through Accommodation: Reforming Juvenile Justice by Recognizing and Responding to Trauma, 53 Am. Crim. L. Rev. 549-593 (2017). [PDF]
Kristin Henning, Criminalizing Normal Adolescent Behavior in Communities of Color: The Role of Prosecutors in Juvenile Justice Reform, 98 Cornell L. Rev. 383-461 (2013). [WWW] [Gtown Law] [HEIN] [W] [L] [SSRN]
Wallace J. Mlyniec, The Implications of Articles 37 and 40 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child for U.S. Juvenile Justice and U.S. Ratification of the Convention, Child Welfare, Sept./Oct. 2010, at 103-120.
Kristin Henning, Denial of the Child’s Right to Counsel, Voice, and Participation in Juvenile Delinquency Proceedings, Child Welfare, Sept./Oct. 2010, at 121-138.
Wallace J. Mlyniec, In re Gault at 40: The Right to Counsel in Juvenile Court — A Promise Unfulfilled, 44 Crim. L. Bull. 371-412 (2008). [W]