Wisconsin Juvenile Detention Association

P.O. Box 20616
Greenfield, WI 53220
Fax 414-257-8188

Executive Board
Albert Watson, President

President-Elect, Tara Martin

Daryl Burmeister, Treasurer

Lashundra McAfee, Secretary
Lashundra.McAfee @milwaukeecountywi.gov 

Glenda Johnson, Corresponding Secretary



2012 Wisconsin Juvenile Detention Association
Front Line Award
Winners Jamero Ames and Kenneth Biami,

2012 Wisconsin Juvenile Detention Association
Juvenile Justice Award
Daryl Burmeister,
Milwaukee County Detention Center


Legal Support

Juvenile Courts: Wisconsin

Wisconsin Office of Justice Assistance

Wisconsin Court System

Wisconsin Legal Forms

Great information Legal site for kids

Juveniles Rights publication

16 Page Rights guide

National Legal Aid & defender Association

Juvenile's privilege against self-incrimination or right to

Parents Guide to Juvenile courts and procedures

Human Rights for Children

List of Publications on Juvenile rights etc.

Wisconsin office of Justice assistance

Juvenile Law

University of Wisconsin Report

Wisconsin's New Juvenile Justice Code Lowers to 17 the age at which juveniles will be tried as adults (and receive adult punishments). Lowers to 15 the age at which juveniles can be tried in adult court at the discretion of a judge. Lowers to 10 the age at which juveniles can be tried in juvenile court and locked up in secure detenction. Empowers judges by creating 18 new sentencing options, allowing them greater flexibility when dealing with young criminals and helping them to make sure that young criminals get the message early that their actions will not be tolerated. Makes parents responsible for paying up to $5,000 in compensation for their child's actions. Requires juvenile courts to give information about a youth's criminal background to school officials, principals and board members. (The above was taken from a flyer that was passed out by the Republican Party of Wisconsin. I would also like to not the fact that the New Juvenile Justice Code also takes away juvenile's right to a jury trial. I found this out the hard way. When the Shawano Gresham School District expelled me I felt it was my duty to strike back at them. About 30 minutes after I was told to leave school grounds (there was no discussion with my parents, or the school board. I was just told to leave. I would like to point out that the school also uses this same procedure of expulsion on pregnent female students, while the fathers are often allowed to continue going to school if they actually do attend) I took a can of spraypaint and painted "Freethinkers not welcome on school property!" I didn't attemt to run away or hide. I waited until the police came and refused to say anything other than my name and address when I was arrested.) **Interesting new data: Juveniles are in fact still allowed to have jurty trials, but I was actually lied to about my rights by a Social Worker that I was court ordered to see. She told me that I did not have the right to a jury trial and even showed me a document stating that.


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