Category Archives: Family

Sunday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Juvenile justice agency outlines critical needs, plans for 10% budget cut, Grits for Breakfast Blog, Texas The risk to consolidating juvenile probation with youth prisons was always that, when push came to shove with the budget, “secure facilities” would be prioritized over community based programming, which has by all accounts worked well. (Everyone, myself included, […]

Register Now for Beyond the Basics: Best Practices in Child Welfare Advocacy

The Center for Children, Law & Policy at the University of Houston Law Center is pleased to announce the opening of registration for our Fall 2012 Conference: Beyond the Basics: Best Practices in Child Welfare Advocacy. We’ve collaborated with Children at Risk, One Voice Texas, and Disability Rights Texas to put together a stellar lineup of […]

Collateral Consequences: Download this Handy Resource for Children and Families

It is critical that children and families understand their options before making any legal decisions regarding children involved in the juvenile justice system.  The implications for children found guilty by the juvenile court can have far-reaching implications and collateral consequences for both children and their families.  Often involvement in the system is confusing and overwhelming […]

A Summary of U.S. Supreme Court 2011-12 Term Decisions Affecting Children & Education

Education Week’s “High Court Highlights” of the 2011-12 term, provides a nice recap of the Supreme Court’s high-profile cases that have left implications on public education, juvenile justice, and more. IMMIGRATION: Arizona v. United States Court upheld a measure requiring police to determine the immigration status of someone they stop, and reasonably suspect to be […]

What Do Relationships of Expectant Cohabitors Look Like?

This post highlights family science research being conducted by Dr. Melissa Curran at the University of Arizona.  Dr. Curran and two doctoral students in Family Studies and Human Development at the University of Arizona, Kali Van Campen and Joel Muraco, recently published an article summarizing some of Curran’s research on cohabitors who have children together.  […]

Upcoming Texas Supreme Court Case Could Put Child In Home Of Convicted Sex Offender

A recent article in the Austin American Statesman highlights an important case at the steps of the Texas Supreme Court that calls into question the role of mediation in resolving child custody disputes and how to determine the best interest of the children involved.  The case concerns a custody dispute between Benjamin Redus and his […]