Weekly Roundup – Navigating our children around “Fake News,” a look into a 2-year immigrant’s day in court, and underserved, hungry children. By: Lauae Wolfe

  Fake news, mudslinging and more: How to help kids navigate a contentious political climate: After a study that found “[y]outh must learn how to judge the credibility of online information and how to find…

Getting it Right for children using data to target Gaps in due process, with a focus on: Arizona: Bringing Gault Home, An Assessment of Access to and Quality of Juvenile Defense Counsel

The Center for Children, Law, & Policy at the University of Houston Law Center hosted a 50th-year anniversary for Gault more than a year ago, celebrating the game changing United Supreme Court case that “affirm[ed]…

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Fortnite The newest video game sensation is Fortnite. It’s appealing to people of all ages, making it the biggest smash outside of the typical gaming world since Minecraft. Even Houston Astros are showing off their…

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…

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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 […]

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At Mexican School Hit by Quake, Heartbreak and Dwindling Hope This article speaks of the damage after the Enrique Rebsamen school collapsed during Mexico’s recent earthquake. After the disaster, a massive rescue was undergone to find surviving students. Once the dust had settled 30 student bodies were found and over 60 students were injured. Read […]

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Wilmington’s teen violence statistics draw strong reaction A year-long investigative project by The News Journal about teen gun violence in Wilmington has provoked elected officials and community members to speak up. The three-day series, which ran in print and online over the weekend, revealed that children ages 12 to 17 are more likely to be shot in […]

“Raise the Age” Legislation Denied in Texas

High-profile legislation to raise the age for criminal responsibility in Texas from 17 to 18 was declared dead in the Senate in early May, as leaders rejected House overtures to pass the bill but delay its implementation until 2021. Senate leaders said the estimated $35 million cost to implement the change and concerns that putting […]

Leading with Conviction

Prison Reform Organization Initiative – Apply Now JustLeadershipUSA is an organization dedicated to cutting the U.S. correctional population in half by 2030. JLUSA empowers people most affected by incarceration to drive policy reform and you can read more about their mission here. This organization uses advocacy campaigns, leadership training and member engagement to work towards this […]