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Richmond County sheriff has new plan to help first-time juvenile offenders

Sheriff Richard Roundtree is halfway through his first year in office.  Full story

Sex abuse cases remain open at Youth Development Campuses statewide

Georgia's Department of Juvenile Justice has finished its investigation into why more than a hundred sex abuse cases weren't closed in a timely manner, as required by state policy. Full story

Indian teen goes on trial for gang rape, murder

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - An Indian teenager went on trial on Wednesday charged with taking part in the gang rape and murder of a young physiotherapist, a case which has sparked soul-searching about whether the country is too soft on young offenders. Full story

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Mays hugs his son, Trent, after hearing the verdict in juvenile court in Steubenville
Mays hugs his son, Trent, after hearing the verdict in juvenile court in Steubenville

Brian Mays , hugs his son, Trent, after hearing the verdict in juvenile court in Steubenville, Ohio, March 17, 2013. REUTERS/Keith Srakocic/Pool

Richmond, left, is helped by chief probation officer for the Jefferson County juvenile court, as he reacts while apologizing to the victim and her family in juvenile court in Steubenville
Richmond, left, is helped by chief probation officer for the Jefferson County juvenile court, as he reacts while apologizing to the victim and her family in juvenile court in Steubenville

Ma'lik Richmond, left, is helped by Fred Abdalla Jr., chief probation officer for the Jefferson County juvenile court, as he reacts while apologizing to the victim and her family in juvenile court in Steubenville, Ohio, March 17, 2013. Trent Mays and Richmond were found guilty of raping a 16-year-o

Judge  Lipps speaks from the bench to the families of Trent Mays and Ma'lik Richmond after delivering verdicts in their trial in juvenile court in Steubenville
Judge Lipps speaks from the bench to the families of Trent Mays and Ma'lik Richmond after delivering verdicts in their trial in juvenile court in Steubenville

Judge Thomas Lipps speaks from the bench to the families of Trent Mays and Ma'lik Richmond after delivering verdicts in their trial in juvenile court in Steubenville, Ohio, March 17, 2013. Mays and Richmond were found guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl at a party last summer while she was in a dru

Jefferson County Juvenile Court Chief Probation Officer Abdalla comforts Richmond as Richmond reacts to the verdict during his trial at the juvenile court in Steubenville, Ohio
Jefferson County Juvenile Court Chief Probation Officer Abdalla comforts Richmond as Richmond reacts to the verdict during his trial at the juvenile court in Steubenville, Ohio

Jefferson County Juvenile Court Chief Probation Officer Fred Abdalla Jr. comforts Ma'lik Richmond as Richmond reacts to the verdict during his trial at the juvenile court in Steubenville, Ohio March 17, 2013. Two high school football players from Ohio, Trent Mays, 17, and Richmond, 16, were found g