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Thursday, March 10, 2016
'It appears that no one cares': Report slams Juvenile Hall for filthy conditions and poor leadership »
  A new report on Los Angeles County’s Central Juvenile Hall highlights a number of “unacceptable” and “deplorable...
Wednesday, March 09, 2016
The List [The New Yorker] »
  Thousands of people across the United States are on sex offender registries for crimes they committed as childre...
Tuesday, March 08, 2016
NACC Signs on to Letter Urging Dept. of Education to Implement Regulation and Oversight for ESSA »
  Last Friday, the NACC joined 53 likeminded organizations in urging the U.S. Department of Education to ensure st...
Tuesday, March 08, 2016
California’s New Minimum Requirements for Attorneys Representing Youth in Delinquency Court »
  Effective July 1, 2016, all lawyers who are court-appointed to represent youth in juvenile delinquency court, in...
Monday, March 07, 2016
How Child Advocates and Judges Can Help Keep LGBTQ Youth Safe from Violence in Out-of-Home Care »
  February was Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. During the month, the National Council of Juvenile and Family...
Friday, March 04, 2016
Parents outgunned in child welfare cases [Lansing State Journal] »
  Michigan has the 12th highest rate of kids awaiting adoption after having their parents’ rights to them terminat...
Thursday, March 03, 2016
Future Interrupted: The Collateral Damage Caused by Proliferation of Juvenile Records [JLC] »
  Juvenile records are increasingly available to the public through state police databases, as well as through pri...
Wednesday, March 02, 2016
System Barriers Facing Teen Dating Violence Survivors [NCJFCJ Blog] »
  February was Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges...
Wednesday, March 02, 2016
Want to Earn a Free CWLS Certification? »
  The NACC is offering discounts on CWLS certification for applicants who receive one or more nominations from exi...
Tuesday, March 01, 2016
A 12-year-old girl is facing criminal charges for using certain emoji. She’s not alone [Wash Post] »
  According to this article from the Washington Post, a 12-year-old girl from Fairfax, Virginia is being charged w...
Monday, February 29, 2016
Technology and Teen Dating Violence: Taking a Developmental Perspective [NACC Blog] »
  February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJF...
Friday, February 26, 2016
NCYL Attorney Fiza Quraishi Passed Away Wednesday Evening at the Age of 37 »
  The good folks at the National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) lost a dear friend and colleague Wednesday evening. A...
Thursday, February 25, 2016
How a Diversion Program in South L.A. Hopes to Break the Cradle-to-Prison Pipeline [CSC] »
Centinela Youth Services (CYS), the only pre-arrest juvenile diversion program in California, has earned acclaim from loca...
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
ICWA: Victory for Tribes as Judge Reaffirms South Dakota Decision »
  In March 2013, three Indian mothers and the Oglala and Rosebud Sioux Tribes of South Dakota filed a class action...
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
The fight over transgender rights in school restroom intensifies [PBS NEWSHOUR] »
  Last week, the South Dakota Legislature passed a bill that would require transgender youth to use the school res...
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
When Teen Dating Violence Goes Online [NCJFCJ Blog] »
  February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (...
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Why I Became a CWLS – Linda McKinley »
  NACC is proud to announce our newest Child Welfare Law Specialist – Linda McKinley. Here’s what she had to say a...
Monday, February 22, 2016
North Carolina Child Welfare Law Trial Skills Academy »
  The NACC has developed a trial skills training curriculum and evaluation for the North Carolina Court Improvemen...
Monday, February 22, 2016
Expanding the Conversation Around Native Youth and Teen Dating Violence [NACC Blog] »
  February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJF...
Friday, February 19, 2016
The Program Helping Youth Unify the Most Segregated City in America [Yes Magazine] »
  This article highlights the efforts of My Block, My Hood, My City, and advocacy group that takes underprivileged...
Thursday, February 18, 2016
New York Schools Wonder: How White Is Too White? [New York Times] »
  Seven New York public schools are taking part in an Education Department initiative aimed at maintaining a racia...
Thursday, February 18, 2016
There’s Little Outrage for 12,000 Kids Suffering in the Texas Foster Care System [Houston Press] »
  This detailed article examines the decades-long history of over-worked caseworkers and a complete lack of standa...
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Native Youth & Teen Dating Violence [NCJFCJ Blog] »
  February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (...
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Parents’ Attorneys – Interested in Attending the First Ever Family Defense Leadership Workshop? »
  The University of Michigan Law School’s Child Advocacy Law Clinic is hosting a Family Defense Leadership Worksho...
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Rauner to close troubled downstate youth detention center [Chicago Tribune] »
  After a drop in the number of juvenile offenders, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has announced that the state wi...
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
NACC Is Seeking a Legal Intern for the Summer of 2016 »
  NACC is seeking a motivated and highly organized legal intern for the summer, June to August 2016. This individu...
Monday, February 15, 2016
Trust: The Most Powerful Opponent of Teen Dating Violence [NACC Blog] »
  February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJF...
Friday, February 12, 2016
Investing in Tomorrow: Helping Families Build Savings and Assets [Annie E. Casey Foundation] »
  According to this policy brief from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, federal policies to help families save and bu...
Thursday, February 11, 2016
How School Suspensions Push Black Students Behind [The Atlantic] »
  This article details a new study indicating that racial disparities in school suspensions may play a key role in...
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Obama Will Seek $11 Billion for Homeless Families [NY Times] »
  Nationwide, roughly 64,000 families are homeless, including approximately 123,000 children. This article outline...
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
NACC Has a Twitter Page! »
  If you’ve been paying close attention over the past couple of weeks, you may have noticed that we added a Twitte...
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
How Community Collaboration Can Improve Response to Teen Dating Violence [NCJFCJ Blog] »
  February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (...
Monday, February 08, 2016
Teen Dating Violence – Telling the Story to the Judge [NACC Blog] »
  February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJF...
Friday, February 05, 2016
Recovery High School: It’s Time to Invest in Our Youth [Huffington Post] »
  This article discusses the emergence of Recovery High Schools as a resource to support youth experiencing substa...
Friday, February 05, 2016
2016 CWLS Exams Are Open »
  Attention CWLS applicants. The 2016 exam season is under way.   For more information on the certifi...

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