Protecting the Rights of Juveniles During Interrogation Act

Senate: S2800
Assembly: A5891

This bill amends procedures required for the custodial interrogation of children to provide additional protections and for taking juveniles into custody

LGBTQI BIPOC youth are some of the most vulnerable members of  our society. They are more likely to be arrested and interrogated by the police due to racial profiling and other discriminatory policing practices and require special care to ensure that their Constitutional rights are protected when they are involved in the criminal legal system. Police misconduct during interrogation happens too frequently and without the right safeguards young people can be taken advantage of and subjected to severe trauma.

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