A coalition of organizations including Idaho Justice Project, Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy, Idaho Voices for Children, and the Idaho Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers has been working to eliminate juvenile fees in Idaho. To learn more or join the campaign, contact us at [email protected].
Abandoned, abused, and incarcerated; Aiden is an 18-year-old survivor preparing to build a family, rebuild his life, and repair a relationship with his father. The only thing holding him back is the juvenile justice system, which has laden him and his father with thousands of dollars of debt. One may wonder what’s more important: rehabilitation or restitution?