October 11, 2013 in Uncategorized
By Bob Mercer
PIERRE â A different response to juvenile crime led to many fewer youths locked up in Rapid City and Sioux Falls during recent years. Soon it will be tried in other parts of South Dakota.
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July 22, 2013 in The Daily Republic
SIOUX FALLS (AP) Authorities say two runaways from a Sioux Falls-area ranch for troubled boys have been caught after leading authorities on chases involving a stolen vehicle.
April 3, 2013 in The Daily Republic
The first-time offender diversion program allows juvenile offenders to admit guilt in cases to have their juvenile record cleared.
March 22, 2013 in The Daily Republic
Study says state leads nation in rate of juvenile incarceration.
January 29, 2013 in The Daily Republic
PIERRE A proposed change to South Dakota law would mean juvenile offenders convicted of the most serious crimes could face up to life in prison, but not a mandatory life sentence.
September 4, 2012 in The Daily Republic
SIOUX FALLS (AP) The South Dakota Unified Judicial System is sponsoring Children’s Justice Conference sessions this month in Rapid City and Sioux Falls. Continue Reading
August 23, 2012 in The Daily Republic
SIOUX FALLS (AP) Attorneys, judges, social workers and mental health professionals will gather in Sioux Falls and Rapid City next month to talk about the juvenile justice system. Continue Reading
August 7, 2012 in The Daily Republic
HURON (AP) A South Dakota judge has ruled that news organizations will not be allowed to use audio recording devices in the courtroom during the trial of a Huron bar owner accused of raping a 12-year-old girl and two 14-year-olds after serving them alcohol. Continue Reading