Monday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

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Child Rapes Mostly Occur in Juvenile Justice Homes,

‘India’s Hell Holes: Child Sexual Assault in Juvenile Justice Homes’, a report released by Delhi’s Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) on Saturday shows there have been 48,338 child rape cases from 2001 to 2011 with most of them being committed in the juvenile justice homes run and aided by government.

The report has been submitted to the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women Rashida Manjoo who is on an official visit to India.

The 56-page report also said that India saw an increase of 336% — from 2,113 cases in 2001 to 7,112 cases in 2011…

Rutgers Law–Camden Prof. Named Due Process Monitor by U.S. Department of Justice, Rutgers

For the first time ever, the U.S. Department of Justice has entered an agreement with a juvenile court in Shelby County, Tennessee to better protect the constitutional rights of young people there.  In an unprecedented effort to reform the juvenile court in the county where Memphis is located, Sandra Simkins, a clinical professor at the Rutgers School of Law–Camden, has been named a due process monitor…

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