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Gov. McCrory signs ‘Jessica’s Law’ to better protect children, CBS North Carolina North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed a bill Thursday that he says will better protect children from sex offenders. Supreme Court upholds law punishing child sex offenders retroactively, The Globe and Mail The Supreme Court of Canada has upheld a law that punishes […]

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Missouri governor signs law meant to fight child abuse and neglect, Missourinet  The Governor has signed legislation that an advocate says will help fight the abuse and neglect of young children in Missouri. House Bill 1877 requires that people be listed on the Child Abuse and Neglect registry for more crimes: rape; sodomy; promoting prostitution […]

DACA Empowers

In 2012, President Obama passed an executive action, which deferred the deportation of young immigrants and allows them to get access to work permits. This is known as DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). Work permits and other benefits, given to these children, however, are only the immediate manifestation of the program. Young adults and […]

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CLASP Releases New Report Highlighting Opportunities to Better Serve Low-Income Mothers with Depression June 8, 2016 Improving the identification and treatment of maternal depression among low-income women, particularly mothers of young children, would be an extraordinary public health success — because untreated maternal depression can interfere with a parent’s capacity to help a child develop, place children’s […]

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Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act marks 10th year of passage, celebrates milestones, May 25, 2016 “Today marks a significant day, not only for us in the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Council (JJWC), but most importantly for the children, especially those at risk and in conflict with the law. A decade ago, our law makers enacted […]

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My view: The Youth PROMISE Act shifts focus to the proactive, Alisa Lee, Deseret News, May 5, 2016 The ACLU identified under-resourced schools as school-to-prison pipelines, pushing kids from school systems into the criminal justice system at an alarming rate due to overly harsh disciplinary policies. The students’ arrests are often of non-violent offenses such […]

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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 […]