Discrepancies Found Among Arizona Juvenile Courtrooms

Published: Monday, August 12, 2019 - 11:21am
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Arizona’s juvenile courts were opened to the public more than a decade ago to increase transparency in what many saw as an unjust system.

But a recent report from The Arizona Republic found significant discrepancies in procedure from one courtroom to another. Reporters sat in 11 courtrooms to watch 69 hearings, two of which were ultimately closed to the public.

The Show spoke with Stephen Rubin, former president of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, and asked why it’s so important that the cases stay open to the public.

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