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Monday, May 30, 2016
How Unnecessary Paperwork Leaves Homeless College Students Behind [Think Progress] »
  Homeless students often fall through the cracks as they get older, making it increasingly difficult to attend co...
Monday, May 30, 2016
“Rethinking Foster Care” – Are We Closer to Agreement than It Seems? [NACC Blog] »
  In this week’s blog post, Assistant Professor Josh Gupta-Kagan from University of South Carolina School of Law o...
Friday, May 27, 2016
Students With Nowhere to Stay: Homelessness on College Campuses [truthout] »
  According to the most recent data from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), 58,000 college students...
Friday, May 27, 2016
House, Senate Take Different Paths on Proposed Juvenile Justice Funding [JJIE] »
  In April, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved legislation that would increase juvenile justice spending...
Thursday, May 26, 2016
We Must Decriminalize Trauma for Girls with Histories of Abuse or Neglect [JJIE] »
  Girls are disproportionately exposed to sexual trauma and sexual assault, usually at the hands of a caregiver or some...
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Leading National Groups Call on Legislators to Reject Appalling Attacks on Transgender Children »
  The American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO; the Associ...
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Police routinely read juveniles their Miranda rights, but do kids really understand them? [ABA} »
  Police routinely Mirandize kids, but juvenile advocates question whether youths understand those rights. Researc...
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas are still trying to keep juvenile offenders behind bars for life »
  The United States is currently the only country in the world where juvenile offenders may legally be sentenced to lif...
Monday, May 23, 2016
Civility as a Virtue and a Tool, or Why NACC Wants to Send You to Italy [NACC Blog] »
  In this week’s blog post, NACC Executive Director Kendall Marlowe discusses the importance of civility in the le...
Friday, May 20, 2016
NCJFCJ Announces Joey Orduna Hastings as New CEO [NCJFCJ Blog] »
  The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has announced that Joey Orduna Hastings will b...
Friday, May 20, 2016
Lawmakers consider a last-minute effort to make child death files secret [LA Times] »
  In 2008, California passed landmark legislation requiring child protective services agencies to release records...
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Better Collaboration Key to Helping Crossover Youth, Panelists Say [YouthToday] »
  Youth workers and researchers urged better collaboration between child welfare and juvenile justice to help young peo...
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Should Pediatricians Ask Parents If They're Poor? [NPR] »
  A single question asked at an annual checkup — whether parents have trouble making ends meet — could help pediatricia...
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Sexual abuse education may help kids report offenders, research shows [The Guardian] »
  Globally it is estimated that at least one in 10 girls and one in 20 boys experience some form of sexual abuse....
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
8 Things All Kids In Foster Care Want People To Know [Elite Daily] »
  Every year during National Foster month, the president issues an annual proclamation praising the contributions of th...
Monday, May 16, 2016
“Isolation Devastates the Brain”: The Neuroscience of Solitary Confinement [Solitary Watch] »
  Last month as part of a two-day conference on solitary confinement hosted by the University of Pittsburgh School...
Monday, May 16, 2016
How are We Doing in Our Advocacy for Permanency for Older Youth? [NACC Blog] »
  In this week’s post Jenny Pokempner, Director of Child Welfare Policy at Juvenile Law Center, asks advocates for...
Friday, May 13, 2016
States Move Toward Treating 17-Year-Old Offenders as Juveniles, Not Adults [New York Times] »
  As of today, nine states treat seventeen-year-olds as adults rather than juveniles. However, as a result of high...
Friday, May 13, 2016
US tells schools to allow transgender students to use facilities matching their gender identity »
  The United States government is sending letters to public schools across the country telling them to allow trans...
Thursday, May 12, 2016
What is “permanency” and why should you care? [Juvenile Law Center Blog] »
  One major contributor to youth homelessness nationwide is the failure of the child welfare system to find permanent...
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Study Finds Foster Youth Fare Better When They Receive Care Until 21 [Chronicle of Social Change] »
  Foster youth who remain in care as young adults, tend to enroll in school, avoid homelessness and have more positive...
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
The one thing rich parents do for their kids that makes all the difference [Washington Post] »
  New research published in the American Sociological Review looked at income segregation patterns across neighbor...
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
When All Kids Eat for Free [The Atlantic] »
  The Community Eligibility Provision of the 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act allows high-poverty schools to off...
Monday, May 9, 2016
NACC Elects Robert Schwartz to Board of Directors »
  Please welcome our newest board member, Robert Schwartz, Esq. As Co-Founder and Executive Director Emeritus of t...
Monday, May 9, 2016
The New Lawyer’s Guide to Representing Clients in Dependency Court [NACC Blog] »
  In this week’s blog post, NACC Senior Staff Attorney Andrew Yost offers some practical advice to new attorneys r...
Friday, May 6, 2016
Mothers at the Gate: How a Powerful Family Movement is Transforming the Juvenile Justice System »
  A new report funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation examines strategies and insight from an emerging movement o...
Friday, May 6, 2016
Do Cops in Schools Know How To Police Kids [PBS] »
  According to the National Center for Education Statistics, roughly 30% of public schools reported having a schoo...
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Presidential Proclamation -- National Foster Care Month, 2016 [The White House] »
  Last week President Obama declared May National Foster Care month. In his proclamation, Obama nods to the myriad cha...
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Bringing Brain Science to Early Childhood [The Atlantic] »
  A group of scholars at Harvard University is organizing a campaign to make sure the early-childhood programs policyma...
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Texas Grants Child Care License to Migrant Detention Center [New York Times] »
  Last August, Judge Dolley M. Gee of Federal District Court for the Central District of California gave the Obama...
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Schools Acknowledge Their Role in School-to-Prison Pipeline With Policy Changes [Care 2] »
  Across the country school districts are revisiting their zero tolerance policies in schools and reversing course to a...
Monday, May 2, 2016
Michigan Court of Appeals Demands Due Process for Families in TPR Proceedings [NACC Blog] »
  In this week’s blog post, NACC Executive Director Kendall Marlowe discusses a recent ruling from the State of Mi...
Friday, April 29, 2016
Michigan Court of Appeals Rules on Agency Obligation to Address a Parent’s Known Disabilities »
  On Wednesday morning, Michigan’s Court of Appeals released an opinion in a case involving the termination of par...
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Legislative budget plan would boost funding for child-safety services in Arizona [Arizona Republic] »
  Arizona's latest legislative budget proposal is a bipartisan effort to increase funding for the Department of Child...
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
When Parents Are in Prison, Children Suffer [New York Times] »
  Five million American children have had a parent incarcerated at some point in their lives. A recent report from...

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