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Thursday, April 21, 2016
Punitive Justice Systems May Increase Foster Care Rates [GoodTherapy.org] »
  The American Sociological Review published a study linking states with more punitive-based judicial systems to higher...
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Transgender teen may sue over school’s restroom restriction, 4th Circuit says [ABA Journal] »
  Yesterday, in 2-1 decision, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia reinstated a Title IX cl...
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Parents: Profit trumped helping troubled teens [Des Moines Register] »
  Midwest Academy, a school for troubled teens is under investigation following student's report of sexual abuse by the...
Monday, April 18, 2016
Florida takes gay fight to foster youth [Orlando Sentinel] »
A few months back, the state of Florida proposed guidelines banning group homes from allowing “harassment or bullying of c...
Monday, April 18, 2016
Can’t See the Forest For the Trees: Helping Children in Foster Care Live in Families [NACC Blog] »
  In this week’s post, NACC Executive Director Kendall Marlowe discusses the need to place more foster children wi...
Friday, April 15, 2016
Case Now Strong for Ending Probation’s Place As Default Disposition in Juvenile Justice [JJIE] »
  New research makes it clear that probation is ill-suited for reversing behavior problems and fostering success a...
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Inside Los Angeles’ Ambitious Public-Private Child Welfare Partnership [Inside Philanthropy] »
  Los Angeles County recently established the Center for Strategic Public-Private Partnerships as part of a collab...
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Structuring policies and practices to support educational resilience of foster youth [Upbring] »
  A new white paper from Child and Family Research Institute at the University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work...
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
SPLC survey: Presidential campaign leading to widespread fear, bullying in schools [SPLC] »
  A new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center details the results of a survey of approximately 2,000 teacher...
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
DCS makes 'massive turnaround,' nears end of 15-year case [The Tennessean] »
  Tennessee's foster care system has been overseen by the federal court for the last 15 years after a case filed by New...
Monday, April 11, 2016
The unconstitutional outrage of juvenile life sentences: Why Philadelphia will be a case study... »
  Philadelphia has more juvenile offenders locked up for life than any other city in America. However, following t...
Monday, April 11, 2016
The “So What” Question and Expert Testimony – How to Effectively Qualify an Expert Witness [NACC] »
  In this week’s blog post, NACC Staff Attorney Betsy Fordyce shares tips for qualifying an expert witness and adv...
Friday, April 08, 2016
Breaking: Federal Agency Publishes Proposed Rule, Announces Major Grant to Implement ICWA [ICTMN] »
  Although ICWA was passed nearly 40 years ago, statistical data has never been collected regarding how state agen...
Friday, April 08, 2016
Students Are Fighting to Force Colleges to Stop Asking About Criminal Records [VICE] »
  Since 2006, people across America have been asked about their criminal records while completing the Common Appli...
Thursday, April 07, 2016
State police, child welfare agency launch new human trafficking unit [Boston Herald] »
  The Baker administration yesterday announced the creation of a Human Trafficking Unit within the Massachusetts State...
Wednesday, April 06, 2016
The Policy That Could All But Eliminate Achievement Gaps Between Rich And Poor Students [Huff Post] »
  A new paper from the Center for American Progress suggests that a high-quality universal preschool program could...
Wednesday, April 06, 2016
American policy fails at reducing child poverty because it aims to fix the poor [Washington Post] »
  Instead of focusing on lack of money, U.S. anti-poverty policy often focuses on correcting the behavior of poor...
Wednesday, April 06, 2016
NACC Offers Matching Funds to Children’s Law Offices to Certify Their Staff »
  NACC is offering matching funds for children’s law offices looking to certify their staff members as Child Welfa...
Tuesday, April 05, 2016
White Teachers Expect Less Than Black Teachers From Black Students [The Atlantic] »
  A new study from Johns Hopkins University found that when a white teacher and black teacher consider the same black s...
Monday, April 04, 2016
U.S. Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities: A New Day, Or More of the Same? »
  NACC Executive Director Kendall Marlowe discusses a recently released report from the U.S. Commission to Elimina...
Monday, April 04, 2016
Survey Results – LinkedIn Group Revamp »
  Thank you to everyone who participated in our LinkedIn Group Revamp Survey. Your feedback will guide our efforts...
Friday, April 01, 2016
Using data now to keep children safe in the future [Casey Family Programs] »
  Eckerd Kids became the lead community-based care agency in Hillsborough County, Florida in 2012 after nine child...
Friday, April 01, 2016
Same-Sex Couples Can Now Adopt Children In All 50 States [Huffington Post] »
  Yesterday U.S. District Judge Daniel Jordan issued a preliminary injunction against Mississippi’s ban on same-se...
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Half of This School’s Students Are Homeless of in Foster Care. 82% Go to College. [The Daily Beast] »
  Broome Street Academy is a tuition-free institution in New York City where 77 percent of students are classified as e...
Thursday, March 31, 2016
These School Districts Have More Security Guards Than Counselors [Huffington Post] »
  According to data obtained from The74Million.org, a nonprofit education news site, school security officers outnumber...
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Why Are Educators Learning How to Interrogate Their Students? [The New Yorker] »
  For several years, teachers in eight states have been attending trainings in which they learn an abbreviated ver...
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Direct-file system doesn’t help children – or improve public safety [The Florida Times-Union] »
Many states require a hearing of facts in front of a judge before a child can be transferred to adult court. However, in F...
Monday, March 28, 2016
How to Prepare Your Witnesses and Yourself for Trial by Understanding Your Purpose [NACC Blog] »
  In this week’s post, NACC Staff Attorney Brooke Silverthorn reflects on piloting a recent trial skills training...
Friday, March 25, 2016
Poor white kids are less likely to go to prison than rich black kids [The Washington Post] »
  Students at Duke University recently examined data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, a study that...
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Federal judge picks ‘best of the best’ to help her overhaul Texas foster care [Dallas Morning News] »
  On Monday, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s request to overturn the...
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Survey Results – 2016 Conference Getaway Activities »
  Thank you to everyone for sharing your thoughts with us about what you like to do at a conference! We got some great...
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
House Passes the Modernizing the Interstate Placement of Children in Foster Care Act »
  Yesterday afternoon the House of Representatives passed by voice vote, under suspension of the rules, the bipart...
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Kids who end up in juvenile jail have high rates of drug dependency [Chicago Tribune] »
  A Northwestern Medicine study, which was recently published in the American Journal of Public Health, examined 1,829...
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Tick, Tock, Tick Tock: Flint’s Disposable Poor Children [Children’s Defense Fund] »
  Marian Wright Edelman, President of the Children’s Defense Fund, details how local, state, and national leaders conti...
Monday, March 21, 2016
Unequal Discipline at Charter Schools [The Atlantic] »
  A new report published by the Center for Civil Rights Remedies at the University of California, Los Angeles foun...

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