Several weeks ago, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett signed a law ending the practice of shackling of children in juvenile court, unless the court states on the record that they are necessary. The National Juvenile Defender Center has noted that Pennsylvania is one of a growing number of states in ending the practice of shackling children.
Michigan is taking on the critical task of improving representation for indigent clients.
In the Works: OxyContin for kids
In Case You Were Wondering: Cutting back on sugary drinks for elementary school students…who needs caffeine when you can have nap time?
Keep an Eye on This One: Another juvenile sentencing case
And Then There Were None: Two more states have been granted waivers for No Child Left Behind, bringing the total to 26 states with waivers.