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Brandon Schrecengost

About Brandon Schrecengost

Brandon Schrecengost is a second year student at the University of Houston Law Center. He graduated with his Bachelors degree in Anthropology from the University of Houston in 2007. After graduation, Brandon taught science and music at Sharpstown Middle School in Houston ISD. He began working as an intern with the Center for children Law and Policy this summer and is currently the treasurer of the International Law Society at UHLC. Brandon’s interest in how legal policy effects children the world over, particularly in the realm of education, continues to inform his work.

Friday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Why Finnish Babies Mostly Sleep in Cardboard Boxes, Updated News For 75 years, Finland’s expectant mothers have been given a box by the state. It’s like a starter kit of clothes, sheets and toys that can even be used as a bed. And some say it helped Finland achieve one of the world’s lowest infant […]

Wednesday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Two Sister States are Worlds Apart on Juvenile Justice Issues, Social Justice Solutions California and Florida are practically sister states. Both are major tourist destinations and home to numerous celebrities. Aside from that, they have thriving multi-billion dollar agricultural interests with oranges, avocados, etc. jockeying for coveted market share. These states are also remarkably long […]

Tuesday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Missouri’s Juvenile Justice System in Crisis, Finds Report, Washington University in St. Louis Missouri has been held out as a model for juvenile corrections programs, but the court system that puts young people into these programs is in crisis, finds a recent report by the National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC). “Many young people in Missouri […]

Friday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Bethlehem Homicide Suspect is First Juvenile Charged in Northhampton County Under New Guidelines, Lehighvalleylive.com With a 17-year-old suspect in custody, Northampton County authorities are poised to prosecute a juvenile for homicide for the first time since the U.S. Supreme Court banned automatic life-without-parole sentences for those under age 18. Bethlehem police Tuesday arrested Lucas J. […]

Wednesday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Being Female in a System Designed for Boys, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange NEW YORK — On a recent Friday, 16-year-old Makala woke up and put on yellow skinny jeans and a trim black jacket — a stylish outfit that marked her temporary freedom. [Listen to the audio interview here: Interview with Makala] Until recently, most […]

Monday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Appeals Court Backs Coaches in Disclosure of Students Sexual Orientation, Education Week A federal appeals court has ruled that two Texas high school softball coaches are immune from a student’s privacy lawsuit because there was no clearly established law barring school officials from discussing a student’s private matters, including her sexual orientation, with the student’s […]

Thursday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Campaign against restraint and Seclusion Launches With New Film, Education Weekly New Hampshire-based filmmaker Dan Habib, whose first documentary, “Including Samuel,” chronicled the life of his family, which includes a son with cerebral palsy, is back with another film that talks about restraint and seclusion from the perspective of students. Tonight’s premiere of “Restraint and […]

The State and the Student, a Home School Dialogue

As this is being written in late May, in schools across the country, the documentation is flying.  Report cards, test scores, attendance verifications, diplomas, all giving credit where credit is due to the children of the education system.  But this is not the case for all our students.  In the face of a dynamic and […]

Friday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Lawmakers Advance Plan to Study Use of Solitary Confinement in Juvenile Jails, The Republic AUSTIN, Texas — Texas lawmakers have advanced a plan to study the use of solitary confinement in county juvenile jails. In a 31-0 vote, the Texas Senate approved the measure as part of a broad juvenile justice bill. State records show […]

Wednesday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

New Juvenile Justice Center Answer to Larger Load of Cases, mystateline.com ROCKFORD – It’s just short move across Elm Street from the 4th floor of the Public Safety Building to the new Winnebago County Juvenile Justice Center.  The move is one the court system has been waiting for since they were forced to move to […]