We Need YOU!!! Taking Volunteers to help with Mock Trial!!

Houston area high school students have been working hard in their Street Law classes, and are right now choosing their roles, practicing, and working with their groups to prepare for the annual University of Houston…

Donated Suits for Houston High School Students

The University of Houston Law Centers provides local underserved high schools with volunteer law student teachers to teach “Street Law” classes. The Street Law program is one of the many reasons the law school has…

Happy Holidays for the Children in the Harris County Juvenile Detention Center

  This holiday season, approximately 230 children spent Christmas, Hanukkah, and other respective holidays away from family and friends. This year, though, the normally cheerless surrounding of the  Harris County Juvenile Detention Center was brightened by…

Weekly Roundup – Boston Battling Homelessness: As we bundle up kids in jackets and mittens this winter, Boston is making changes to bring more of their youth in from the cold. By: Lauae Wolfe

  Transitional housing with around the clock supervision The best of both worlds, youth in Boston now have the opportunity to live at Liberty house, a new transitional housing for homeless youth. Boston is addressing…

Paving the way for great changes in Juvenile Justice – CCLP Lunch Talk 2018

<ahref=”https://uh.mediasite.com/mediasite/Play/e3950d287b5041c9a6b8355bd88b40351d”>https://uh.mediasite.com/mediasite/Play/e3950d287b5041c9a6b8355bd88b40351d The Center for Children and the Law, Criminal Law Association at the University of Houston Law Center, and the American Constitutional Society presented Dr. Joe Janes, Dr. Aaron Brown, and Professor Anthony Charles from the…

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Abused. Reported. Unseen. New analysis reveals hundreds of Houston-area children left unseen, thousands seen late, as CPS crisis continues The database shows in new detail the magnitude of dysfunction within Texas’ child welfare system. It tracks hundreds of at-risk children who are slipping through the state’s grasp as leaders fail to stem an exodus of […]

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Fights Abound at the Overpopulated Harris County Juvenile Detention Center, Houston Press The Harris County Juvenile Detention Center has kicked into “emergency staffing” mode given that the 250-capacity detention center was housing 295 kids as of September 22. By the last week of September, the population has grown to 311. The Children Act 25 years […]

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The National Child Traumatic Stress Network, How does Domestic Violence Affect Children? “Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior that one person in a relationship uses to control the other. The behavior may be verbally, emotionally, physically, financially, or sexually abusive. You as a parent may have left an abusive relationship or you may still […]

A Promise to Our Children

President Barack Obama issued a Presidential Proclamation for National Youth Justice Awareness Month on Friday. The statement recognizes several areas within our criminal justice system that are in need of reform with respect to children suspects. Simultaneously, it avows the government’s commitment to our youth. President Obama stated: The essential promise that we make to […]

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Presidential Proclamation—National Youth Justice Awareness Month, 2016 The essential promise that we make to our young people — that where they start must not determine how far they can go — is part of what makes America exceptional. It is our shared responsibility to ensure all children are given a fair shot at life, including […]

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What Rights Does a Disabled Child Have in School? Over a period of more than four decades, the national government has moved deeper and deeper into the realm of education for disabled children, but it still is not clear what the ultimate goal is supposed to be.  Federal funds now are provided to promote an […]

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Teachers, SROs Must Learn to Manage Students Without Using Justice System The reasons why schools have SROs vary, ranging from attempting to keep students safe from intruders, to taking a proactive measure to reduce crime in schools, to trying to promote a more orderly school environment, to fostering more trust among police, youth and communities. […]

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Poor Children Need a New Brown v. Board of Education, The Wall Street Journal  The California Supreme Court announced Aug. 22 that it would not hear Vergara v. California, a landmark case fighting for the educational rights of public-school students. In Vergara, nine students challenged teacher-tenure and dismissal laws that make it nearly impossible for school […]

International Youth Day 2016

August 12th is International Youth Day! Check out the following statement from the Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights: International Youth Day 2016: #YouthVoicesMatter! Uphold Young People’s Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights! This International Youth Day, the Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR) and the Latin American Caribbean Women’s Health Network (LACWHN) join advocates […]

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Obama administration accused of trying to dictate education policy to states — again, by Valerie Strauss August 9 “The U.S. Education Department solicited public comment on draft regulationsit has created for states to implement the school “accountability” and data reporting provisions of the new Every Student Succeeds Act […] When Education Secretary John B. King Jr. […]