Weekly Roundup

Ending Solitary for Juveniles: A Goal Grows Closer

A nationwide shift toward abolishing solitary confinement for juveniles, which began to take shape in 2016 after former President Barack Obama banned the practice in federal prisons, has surged ahead in recent months, with a half-dozen states either prohibiting or strictly limiting its use in their youth facilities… Read more

 

If You’re Looking To Help Children, Consider Taking On A Housing Law Matter

By the time she was seven years old, she had moved residences and schools a half-dozen times. She and her mother were either escaping from an abusive husband/father or were falling so far behind on their rent that they left or were forced out. Not coincidentally she was performing poorly in school. Anyone looking at the correlation between housing and education would have predicted as much. For the legal community, this situation presents an oft-overlooked, but meaningful, pro bono opportunity… Read More

Child Welfare Ideas from the Experts #7: A Federal Foster Care Bill of Rights

The Chronicle of Social Change is highlighting each of the policy recommendations made this summer by the participants of the Foster Youth Internship Program (FYI), a group of 12 former foster youths who have completed congressional internships.The program is overseen each summer by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute. Each of the FYI participants crafted a policy recommendation during their time in Washington, D.C. Today we highlight the recommendation of Jameelah Love, a student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee… Read More

 

 

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