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September 01, 2014
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Baker bill requires lawyers for juveniles


Under the new law, judges must state their reasons on the record for each juvenile disposition, as well as the goals, terms and conditions of the sentence. If a child is to be committed to out-of-home placement, the court must also specifically name the facility, or type of facility, as well as the reasoning behind the decision to select that facility.

The two judges involved in the scandal are now both serving time in federal prisons, and others connected with the scandal have also been convicted or pleaded guilty to various charges.