Tag Archives: mental illness

Wednesday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Illinois Debt Crisis Leaves Treatment Centers Strapped, More Kids in Prison, Childrensrights.org Illinois is $6 billion in debt and the state’s Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has lost $250 million of its budget over the last 10 years. The mounting debt and cutbacks have resulted in significant collateral damage for children served by DCFS providers, […]

Monday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Student’s Questioning Violated Fourth Amendment, Court Rules, Education Week A school resource officer violated the rights of an 8-year-old student when he detained the youth and intimidated him into crying, all to coax a confession from another student who was the real suspect in the theft of a dollar bill, the state’s highest court has […]

Wednesday’s Children and the Law Blog

The Truth About Mental Health and Violence, Indy Star Rates of homicide and other violent deaths in the United States dramatically exceed those of any other industrialized, high-income nation. Diagnosable mental health conditions are not the cause of violence in the United States, but oftentimes the result of it. The trauma that results from violence […]