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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 […]

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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 […]

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Northwestern University released a study on Thursday, regarding drug usage by delinquent youth following a period of incarceration. The study found that non-Hispanic white youth were more than 30 times as likely to abuse cocaine as African American youth, counter to stereotypes vestigial to the failed War on Drugs. March 17, 2016. “CHICAGO — Abuse […]

The Prevalence of Behavioral Health Disorders, a Need to Reinstill Tolerance

On Monday a lawsuit was filed against the Galveston County jail for the wrongful death of Jesse Jacobs, a 32 year old gay man, who died seven days into a thirty-day sentence after being denied his prescription medication. Mr. Jacobs had been on medication since his late teens for comorbid behavioral health conditions, including severe […]