Monday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Child Rapes Mostly Occur in Juvenile Justice Homes, dnaindia.com

‘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…

Lisa Steffek

About Lisa Steffek

Lisa Steffek is a third year student at the University of Houston Law Center. Lisa completed her Bachelors, Masters and Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Texas in Human Development and Family Sciences. As an undergraduate, Lisa worked as a research assistant studying child attachment. Lisa also worked for several years at The Settlement Home, a residential treatment center for emotionally disturbed adolescent females. Most of the girls at The Settlement Home had been removed from their homes by Child Protective Services, and Lisa worked with the girls to teach them life-skills and provided psychological treatment to prepare them for adulthood and the transition to foster homes. Lisa also worked for six years in various academic capacities at the University of Texas, including an undergraduate teaching assistant, graduate research assistant, and undergraduate writing consultant. Lisa has presented papers regarding human development at various academic conferences in the states and abroad, and has had her writing published in an international, academic journal.

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