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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 […]

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New Federal Policies for Education of Homeless Children Take Effect Next Year; Decision Impacts Every School District Nationwide, National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth, April 5, 2016 “WASHINGTON, April 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced that key policies related to homelessness in the recently enacted “Every […]

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Kansas Juvenile Justice Overhauls Long Overdue, Christopher Zoukis March 30, 2016 “After nine months of individual and committee work, the Kansas Senate has approved several long-overdue recommendations to overhaul the current juvenile justice system to reduce recidivism as well as unnecessary costs on governments. A working group of Kansas governors recommended sweeping changes to the state […]

Movies & Juvenile Justice

The Cannes Film Festival, a renowned and prestigious film festival, takes place every year in May. During this festival, films of a variety of genres are previewed from around the world and often touch upon different themes and cinematographic styles. Last year, the opening film was Standing Tall/ La tête haute by Emmanuelle Bercort, which […]

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Long road to rehabilitation: Maharashtra juvenile justice system cuts pendency, but challenges remain, Firstpost Maharashtra has reduced the pendency of cases before its juvenile justice boards (JJBs) by one-third in the past few years, but a lot remains to be done in the system when it comes to rehabilitation[.] The National Conference on Juvenile Justice […]