Juvenile Sentencing Project

A resource for advocates, courts, and legislatures

The Juvenile Sentencing Project provides information relating to long prison sentences imposed on children.

Recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions place constitutional limits on the sentences that may be imposed on children. Many states have enacted legislation responding to the Supreme Court’s decisions, and there has been extensive litigation in courts around the country.

This website contains information about responses by courts and legislatures nationwide to the Supreme Court’s decisions.  We also provide reports and other research relevant to long sentences imposed on children. We hope the information might be helpful to advocates, courts, and legislatures nationwide.