Category Archives: News

Sunday’s Children & the Law News Roundup

In ‘Juvenile In Justice,’ Children Caught in America’s Prison System, The Daily Beast More than 70,000 children are held in U.S. juvenile jails. Despite some changes in harsh sentencing laws, photographer Richard Ross found despair among kids stuck in the prison system. Reconsidering Life Sentences for Juveniles Who Kill , The Huffington Post In the […]

Friday’s Children and the Law New Roundup

The Other Achievement Gap: Children with Learning Disabilities, On Special Education – Education Week Just in time for Learning Disabilities Awareness Month, a new report is out that discusses how to help more children with dyslexia become proficient readers. Without these students—who combined with other students with learning disabilities make up about 5 percent of the […]

Wednesday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Attorney General Bill Schuette wins bid to argue ‘juvenile lifers’ cannot be resentenced, Michigan Live The Michigan Court of Appeals has approved a request by Bill Schuette to join a case that will decide if hundreds of inmates serving mandatory life terms must be resentenced, possibly to lesser terms. Six other groups have also received permission to […]

Monday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

5 Charged in Alleged Teacher-Student Relationships at New Jersey High School, CNN Three New Jersey high school teachers were arrested Thursday on charges of having sexual relations with three students, according to the Camden County Office of the Prosecutor. The principal and vice-principal also were arrested and accused of failing to report the inappropriate relationships […]

Saturday Children and the Law News Roundup

Massachusetts Fails to Ensure the Safe Administration of Psychotropic Medications to Children in Foster Care, Children’s Rights The Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF) lacks an oversight system and qualified staff to ensure that foster children are safely and appropriately administered psychiatric prescriptions, according to an expert report released today by attorneys for Children’s […]

Monday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Groups Split on Juvenile Justice Bill, WyomingNews.com Advocates and criminal justice officials are at odds over a bill that could allow counties to bypass community juvenile service boards when applying for grants. Attorney Seeks Transfer of Murder Case to Juvenile Court, JournalStar.com The attorney for a Lincoln man accused of shooting a man to death […]

Tuesday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Ensuring Sufficient Investment is a Must for Children’s Rights and Needs, The News This article from Islamabad opined that ensuring sufficient investment for more than 86 million children in their country is critical for the realization of different aspects of their needs and rights. The recommendation makes part of the study titled ‘The State of Children […]