Weekly Roundup

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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 experienced child-welfare workers… read more

County’s juvenile justice policies win high praise

“Our mission is to build a national movement to end child incarceration,” said Oxnard native and conference organizer Carmen Perez, who runs The Gathering for Justice based in New York City. “It’s a breath of fresh air being here in Ventura County. … For me, what they’re doing here is they’re putting the humanity back in juvenile justice.”…. read more

Reading, writing and mental health care: why schools need added services

One in five children in the United States has a diagnosable mental health disorder, but only 21 percent of those children needing mental health services receive care…. read more

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