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…

Weekly Roundup – Wonder Women, what it means to be a girl, and the importance of gender identity protection. By: Lauae Wolfe

Where’s Wonder Woman? With few gender equality superhero figures for kids to look up to, is there an age too early to teach kids about bias, including sexism? Ryan Beckwith explores that idea with his kids when they read books together, and answers tough questions about why Wonder Woman isn’t featured in the “other” superhero […]

To protect children, Texas, U.S. must outlaw conversion therapy

According to a recent article from the New York Times, Nevada and Connecticut have become the two newest states to declare “conversion therapy” — “therapy” meant to reassign one’s sexual orientation or sexual identity to its “proper,” heterosexual, heteronormative foundation — illegal to anyone under 18 years of age. Texas, not to mention the nation as […]

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Senate Bill 179 (“David’s Law”) heads to legislative conference committee in Texas Congress Texas Senator Jose Menendez crafted David’s Law to combat cyberbullying among Texas minors after 16-year-old David Molak tragically took his own life. David’s Law “would make it a Class A misdemeanor to electronically harass or bully someone under age 18 with the intent […]

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Weekly Roundup “Conference Showed How Field Is Building on Progress in Youth-Serving Field” May 10, 2017 By Shay Bilchik, Michael Umpierre and Rachael Ward At the LEAD Conference, the latest developments in juvenile justice, child welfare, education, were discussed. A key topic was the improvement of the juvenile justice system, including the reduction of racial and ethnic […]

THANK YOU!

We just want to take a brief moment to thank all who came out to the 16th Annual Zealous Advocacy Conference! We enjoyed your company and we hope you enjoyed the conference. As attorneys and law students who are extremely passionate about representing and advocating for youth, it was a true honor to be able […]

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“Raise the Age,” Now Law in New York, Is Stil a Subject of Debate, April 10, 2017 By Jesse McKinley “To be sure, the law – signed Monday by Gov. Cuomo in a celebratory ceremony – represents a major change in how the state deals with 16- and 17-years-old defendants, diverting the majority of those […]

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Studies Suggest Cautious Optimism About Declines In Teen Opioid Use, NPR In the midst of an opioid epidemic that continues to devastate families, a sliver of hope has arrived. Two long-term studies published Monday show that opioid use among teens and opioid poisonings among younger children are on the decline. Though it gets less press, […]

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Fifty Year Later, In re Gault Continues to Inspire, The Huffington Post Gerald Gault was a fifteen-year-old Arizona boy who was arrested in 1964 for making obscene phone calls to a neighbor. After a brief juvenile court hearing in which Gault was unrepresented by counsel, Gault was convicted and shipped off to a juvenile prison […]