Victims or Offenders? Young Women and Sex Trafficking in Houston

If we refer to young women in Houston as sex trafficking victims, why are so many of them arrested and put in detention on prostitution charges?   One of Houston’s “worst kept secrets” is slowly becoming a known and accepted fact. Victim advocates say sex trafficking is a $99 billion a year industry. In the Lone […]

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Can Children and Youth Change the World? Younger Protesters are Certainly Ready to Try… Starting with Gun Legislation. The 11-year old Inspiring a Nation with her “March for our Lives” speech: When high school students organized marches across the country, led by the survivors of the shooting in Parkland, Florida, for action in gun regulation, […]

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Football’s Brain Injury Crisis Lands in Family Court This article speaks of the increasing number of disputes between divorced parents regarding a child permittance to play football. The primary concern that arises between divorced parents stems from footballs high likelihood of injury, which leads to differences in opinion. Many times judges must walk a tightrope […]

Five Teens Charged with Second-Degree Murder in Rock Throwing Incident

On October 24, 2017, five Michigan teenagers were denied bond after they were charged with second degree murder for throwing rocks off of a highway overpass and killing a passenger in a van. That passenger, Kenneth White, was a 32 year-old fiancé and father to a 5 year-old son. You can read more information about […]

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Rampant Human Rights Violations of Children Internationally On October 31, 2017, the United Security Council met to discuss their deep concern for international abuse of children. The Council said that it is “gravely concerned by the scale and severity” of human rights abuses and violations of international humanitarian law committed against children in some countries, […]

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Minors Charged as Adults Sue County for Placing Them in Solitary Confinement In King County, Washington, four minors who were charged as adults and were placed in solitary confinement are suing the county. The county has a practice of placing youths in isolation before their trial dates. Among other things, the lawsuit alleges “King County […]

Weekly Roundup- by Gabriela Hernandez

Almost 400,000 Texans’ insurance at risk after Congress fails to renew CHIP Insurance coverage for more than 390,000 Texas children and pregnant women is in jeopardy after Congress failed to renew authorization for the Children’s Health Insurance Program… read more   For Deal on ‘Dreamers,’ White House Will Demand Crackdown on Child Border Crossers The […]

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“Little Lobbyists” Help Save the Health Care Law, for Now With the help of “little lobbyists” — children suffering from “serious medical needs” at risk of losing health care under the Cassidy-Graham Bill — the new health care legislation was put to a halt. Read more. High schools plan to punish students who refuse to […]