The ACLU of Maryland works to ensure that the justice system does not penalize children on the basis of gender, race, economic status or disability. Children are too often deprived of their liberty not because they pose a threat to public safety, but because they demonstrate a high level of need. The justice system for children must not expose them to abusive conditions of confinement, subject them to intrusive surveillance, or criminalize normal adolescent behavior. We seek to ensure that justice system responses to children are fair, equitable and rehabilitative.
Justice for Children Who Are Incarcerated
HB 1607 Education - Juvenile Services Education Programs - Management and OperationJune 5, 2018
HB 1375 - Driver Education Curriculum - Rights of Drivers Involved in Traffic StopsJune 4, 2018
HB 902 / SB 1028 - Health Occupations - Conversion Therapy for Minors - Prohibition (Youth Mental Health Protection Act)June 4, 2018
SB 816 - Criminal Law - Death Penalty - Law Enforcement Officers and First RespondersJune 4, 2018
HB 887 - Criminal Law - Death Penalty - Murder of Specific Individuals or Mass MurderJune 4, 2018
HB 1613 / SB 1239 - Appointment or Designation of Standby Guardian - Adverse Immigration ActionMay 16, 2018