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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...
Monday, March 21, 2016
Chicken Little Can’t Save Discrimination-Based Foster Care Agencies [NACC Blog] »
  In this week’s post, NACC Executive Director Kendall Marlowe discusses how private, faith-based child placing ag...
Friday, March 18, 2016
White House Commission Calls For 21st Century Child Welfare System [The Chronicle of Social Change] »
Yesterday, a White House-appointed commission delivered a 150-page report that argues for a multi-disciplinary, public hea...
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Advocates Cheer Probe of Racial Bias in Mississippi School Discipline [Juvenile Justice Information »
  As a result of a complaint filed in April 2015 by DeSoto County Parents and Students for Justice (DCPSJ) and the...
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
All Washington school districts to create truancy boards to keep kids out of court [Seattle Times] »
  The Washington State Legislature has passed a bill that requires all school districts and juvenile courts to wor...
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice Introduces Online Course »
  The Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice, led by Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps...
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Survey Results – NACC Texas 2018 Conference Dates »
  Thank you everyone that participated! We received about 50% more votes for the August 22-24, 2018 dates. We also hear...
Monday, March 14, 2016
Juvenile lifers will get new sentences, but what law applies? [The Philadelphia Inquirer] »
  As a result of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Montgomery v. Louisiana, 480 juvenile lifers across the state of Pe...
Monday, March 14, 2016
U.S. Department of Justice Practice Tips for the Three-Year-Old Pro Se Litigant [NACC Blog] »
  NACC Executive Director Kendall Marlowe provides tongue-in-cheek advice for three-year-olds defending themselves...
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...

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