Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth

Through outreach, advocacy, education, and litigation, the Center on Wrongful Conviction of Youth (CWCY) seeks to implement policies and practices that will ensure that the evidence used against youth is reliable. More...

CWCY Spotlight

Across the country, police have begun using special care when questioning youth, in recognition of young people's susceptibility to making involuntary and false confessions. But in Tennessee, police have done the opposite. In at least four recent cases, Tennessee officers have threatened teenagers with prison rape, the death penalty, or both during recorded questioning sessions. Find out more...