Tuesday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Multi-State Analysis of Correctional Boot Camp Outcomes: Identifying Vocational Rehabilitation as a Complement to Shock Incarceration, Student Pulse This paper evaluates the outcomes of various correctional boot camp and shock incarceration programs from three U.S. states. It examines the recidivism rates observed among graduates of these programs juxtaposed against their contemporaries who received other custodial […]

Sunday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Juvenile justice agency outlines critical needs, plans for 10% budget cut, Grits for Breakfast Blog, Texas The risk to consolidating juvenile probation with youth prisons was always that, when push came to shove with the budget, “secure facilities” would be prioritized over community based programming, which has by all accounts worked well. (Everyone, myself included, […]

Saturday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Here’s a look at today’s top stories affecting children’s rights, juvenile justice, and education: Juvenile offenders: Leaving room for hope behind bars (Editorial), LA Times Gov. Jerry Brown has before him SB 9, an important but in the end quite modest bill that would modify life-without-parole sentences for most inmates who committed their crimes as […]

Register Now for Beyond the Basics: Best Practices in Child Welfare Advocacy

The Center for Children, Law & Policy at the University of Houston Law Center is pleased to announce the opening of registration for our Fall 2012 Conference: Beyond the Basics: Best Practices in Child Welfare Advocacy. We’ve collaborated with Children at Risk, One Voice Texas, and Disability Rights Texas to put together a stellar lineup of […]

Collateral Consequences: Download this Handy Resource for Children and Families

It is critical that children and families understand their options before making any legal decisions regarding children involved in the juvenile justice system.  The implications for children found guilty by the juvenile court can have far-reaching implications and collateral consequences for both children and their families.  Often involvement in the system is confusing and overwhelming […]

Friday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Here’s a look at today’s top stories affecting children’s rights, juvenile justice, and education: NAACP Blasts Mace in Birmingham Schools, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) The NAACP launched an online petition this week, inviting people to lend their names to a campaign to end the use of pepper spray on students in Birmingham, Al. public […]

Breaking: Big Victory for Juvenile Defenders in Illinois

Update from the National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC): Today, the Illinois Supreme Court issued their opinion in In re Austin M., reversing the decisions of the lower courts and remanding the case for new trial.  The decision is a great victory for the juvenile defense community!  The court held that it is a per se conflict of […]

Thursday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Here’s a look at today’s top stories affecting children’s rights, juvenile justice, and education: New Jersey Appeals Court Says Juveniles Entitled to Hearing Before Being Moved to Adult Prison, NorthJersey.com The decision strikes down a state administrative regulation that allowed officials to move some juvenile offenders to adult prisons without even notifying them of the […]

Wednesday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Here’s a look at today’s top stories affecting children’s rights, juvenile justice, and education: Sentencing Youth as Adults Harms Us All, Juvenile Justice Blog Although there have been a number of promising reforms over the past five years in which states have amended their laws to keep more young offenders in the juvenile system, an estimated […]

Tuesday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Here’s a look at today’s top stories affecting children’s rights, juvenile justice, and education: Visa offers path for immigrant youth in state care, Atlanta Journal-Constitution Maria Boudet has no memory of Mexico or how she came to the United States. What she does remember is the year she turned 16 and found out she was […]

Monday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Here’s a look at today’s top stories affecting children’s rights, juvenile justice, and education: Expelling Zero Tolerance: Reforming Texas School Discipline for Good, Texas Public Policy Foundation Grits for Breakfast reports on the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s new report that shows Texas zero tolerance policies needlessly cost taxpayers money while having little effect on student […]