Tag Archives: sexual abuse

Where Is the Justice for Juvenile Sexual Assault Victims?

Approximately 44% of sexual assault victims are under the age of 18.  Further, 60% of sexual assaults are not reported to the police, and 97% of rapists will never spend a day in jail.  After reviewing a couple recent cases, it is easy to see why sexual assaults are not routinely reported to the police. […]

Friday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Court Upholds Search of School Aide’s Desk in Child Sex-Abuse Case, The School Law Blog – Education Week A police search of an instructional aide’s school desk for evidence of inappropriate communications with an elementary student did not violate the Fourth Amendment, Maryland’s highest court has ruled. The ruling came in the case of a […]

Friday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Fewer Kids in Illinois Prisons, Illinois Times During the late 1980s and 1990s, Illinois’ youth prisons began filling up rapidly. The tough-on-crime approach that began in the 1960s was at the peak of popularity, and state law reflected it in mandatory minimum sentences and other provisions. From 1985 to 2000, the state’s population of incarcerated […]

Wednesday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Being Female in a System Designed for Boys, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange NEW YORK — On a recent Friday, 16-year-old Makala woke up and put on yellow skinny jeans and a trim black jacket — a stylish outfit that marked her temporary freedom. [Listen to the audio interview here: Interview with Makala] Until recently, most […]

It’s Time for a Federal Mandatory Reporter Law

The Penn State sexual abuse case has been all over the news. Americans are disgusted with the moral apathy exhibited by the administrators and coaches who covered up abuse allegations. Their failure to report likely caused scores of additional children to be subjected to an alleged sexual offender. Instead of looking backward, placing blame, and […]