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Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act marks 10th year of passage, celebrates milestones, May 25, 2016 “Today marks a significant day, not only for us in the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Council (JJWC), but most importantly for the children, especially those at risk and in conflict with the law. A decade ago, our law makers enacted […]

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Nine Groups Call for Gov. Abbott to Appoint Task Force to Address School Policing, RGVProud Citing recent police use of force on students in Texas schools by school resource officers, [on May 17th] nine advocacy organizations called on Governor Greg Abbott to establish a task force to examine school policing issues in preparation for the […]

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My view: The Youth PROMISE Act shifts focus to the proactive, Alisa Lee, Deseret News, May 5, 2016 The ACLU identified under-resourced schools as school-to-prison pipelines, pushing kids from school systems into the criminal justice system at an alarming rate due to overly harsh disciplinary policies. The students’ arrests are often of non-violent offenses such […]

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Juvenile and Female Offenders, Live Law The theme of this paper is aimed at providing evidential information indicating the lawful actions of the government in the tour of offering safety and protection to juvenile and female offenders. Administrators shouldering blame for bad education policy, OCRegister In April, a California appeals court overturned the 2014 ruling […]

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15th Annual Zealous Advocacy Program July 14 – 15, 2016 Center for Children, Law & Policy at the University of Houston Law Center (Co-sponsored by CCLP and SWJDC) CLE hours: 13, including 3hrs of ethics (pending) To celebrate the 15th Zealous Advocacy conference early registration is $25. Registration Coming Soon Studies show that Adverse Childhood […]

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Will Affluenza boy Ethan Couch ever be eligible for forgiveness, JacquieLynn Floyd Apri 15, 2016 “Popular opinion will not, and should not forgive what Ethan Couch did: Killed four people and maimed nine more while driving drunk.  Nor is it likely to get over what Couch represents: entitlement, privilege, and an absolute lack of remorse […]

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The Battle Against Prisons for Kids, The Nation In the two centuries since its formal birth, the juvenile-justice system has changed radically, while youth prisons have hardly changed at all. It’s as if the clock on reform stopped in the turn-of-the century Progressive Era and has only recently started shakily ticking again. Making Obama’s Last […]

Adverse Childhood Experiences

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) impact an individual long-term. Dr. Vince Felitti from Kaiser Permanente and Dr. Bob Anda from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted a research to study how childhood trauma impacts health outcomes. In their investigation, they tracked the number of ACEs of over seventeen thousand individuals and then compared […]