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ChildLaw Blog

ChildLaw Blog

Commentary, insight and analysis on children's law, policy and current issues. By Marsh Law Firm.

http://www.childlaw.us/
  • Feb 8

    The Role of Claims Adjuster and Defense Counsel in Human Service Litigation

    The Role of Claims Adjuster and Defense Counsel in Human Service Litigation
    When a human service agency is sued, litigation is usually resolved through settlement. Who pays the bill? Very often, it’s an insurance company. Claims that involve human service agencies vary widely. Whether dealing with a simple…
  • Feb 1

    Mission: Improbable Getting Exonerated From a Child Sexual Abuse Conviction

    Mission: Improbable Getting Exonerated From a Child Sexual Abuse Conviction
    Extensive citation of social science research is unnecessary for us to know that child sexual abuse is one of the most underreported crimes. Likewise, most people would be hard pressed to think of a crime as despicable as child sexual abuse,…
  • Jan 22

    When Billy Is Called to Testify

    When Billy Is Called to Testify
    From Washington Lawyer, November 2015 By Kathryn Alfisi of the Children’s Law Center According to The Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the word “testimony” means “To talk and answer questions about something, especially in…
Rank this Week: 728

Children and the Law

Children and the Law

By the Center for Children, Law & Policy at the University of Houston Law Center.

http://childrenandthelawblog.com/
  • Feb 5

    Will Texas follow suit?

    Will Texas follow suit?
    Last week, President Obama boldly banned the use of solitary confinement for juveniles in federal prisons. He also banned its use in cases of low level infractions for adult offenders and announced his goal of expanding mental health…
  • Feb 2

    CCLP offers new resource!

    CCLP offers new resource!
    Beginning this month CCLP is pleased to announce the availability of a social work intern to help on delinquency and dependency cases. Maia McCoy is a social work student in her final year of the MSW program…
  • Jan 27

    Children and the Law News Roundup

    Children and the Law News Roundup
                A good week for juvenile justice! In Miller v. Alabama; the Supreme Court held that sentencing life without parole to juveniles was a cruel and unusual punishment. The issue was whether this…
Rank this Week: 3866

AsktheJudge.info

AsktheJudge.info

Educational site for and about teens and the law. By retired juvenile judge Tom Jacobs.

http://www.askthejudge.info/
  • Feb 4

    Every Vote Matters – the proof you need to get to the poll

    Every Vote Matters – the proof you need to get to the poll
    He’s baaaaaa…ck! Judge Tom that is, with his latest book in the Teens and the Law series for Free Spirit Publishing. This time he collaborated with his daughter Natalie (that’s me) to inspire youth today to find their…
  • Jan 27

    Senior photo may affect the rest of your life

    Senior photo may affect the rest of your life
    The Supreme Court once stated that “[M]inors often lack the experience, perspective, and judgment expected of adults. . . . The normal fifteen-year-old is not prepared to assume the full responsibilities of an adult.” * Six…
  • Jan 21

    New laws affecting teenagers 2016

    New laws affecting teenagers 2016
    Happy New Year, class of ’16 and younger. It’s a new year and of course there are new laws on the books in every state. Here we highlight a few of the biggies. No shots, no service. California becomes the first state in the…
Rank this Week: 2931

Sevens Legal Criminal Law Blog

Sevens Legal Criminal Law Blog

Our blog touches on all types of criminal law topics.

http://www.sevenslegal.com/blog/
  • Feb 4

    Sexual Assault Case Settled in Florida

    Sexual Assault Case Settled in Florida
    Florida State University has settled a sexual assault claim with former student Erica Kinsman over allegations that she was raped by quarterback Jameis Winston in December 2012. Florida Sexual Assault Case Settled The settlement of the…
  • Jan 28

    New Supreme Court Ruling Could Release Thousands of Inmate

    New Supreme Court Ruling Could Release Thousands of Inmate
    The Supreme Court ruling announced Monday will allow those inmates who were sentenced as individuals that are currently serving life-without-parole sentences will have a chance to argue their release from prison. New Supreme Court Ruling…
  • Jan 21

    US Treasury Department Cracks Down on Money Laundering

    US Treasury Department Cracks Down on Money Laundering
    The US Treasury Department will begin a new initiative of tracking sales of high-end real estate transactions in an attempt to crack down on money laundering. US Treasury Department Cracks Down on Money Laundering Starting in March, the…
Rank this Week: 1786

Juvenile Law Center

Juvenile Law Center

Covers child welfare and juvenile justice.

http://www.jlc.org/blog
Rank this Week: 3864

My Arizona Criminal, Child Abuse…

My Arizona Criminal, Child Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Focuses on the intersection of family and criminal law. By Gregg R. Woodnick, PLLC.

http://woodnicklawchildcustody.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 21

    Fingerprint Identification

    Fingerprint Identification
    Fingerprint identification is perhaps the most important and well-known form of biometrics. Virtually everyone understands the basics: fingerprints are unique to each individual and contain markers that can be used to compare samples and…
  • Jan 7

    CPS Left A Card On My Door To Call Them! What Should I Do?

    CPS Left A Card On My Door To Call Them! What Should I Do?
    I frequently get calls from parents who have come home to find a DCS note on their door. It is usually a business card from a DCS investigator requesting that the parent contact them immediately.   In Arizona, Child Protective…
  • Jan 5

    Did the DCS/CPS Caseworker Really Just Tell Me That I Don’t Need a Lawyer?

    Did the DCS/CPS Caseworker Really Just Tell Me That I Don’t Need a Lawyer?
    Something that has confounded me since day one of practicing law in Phoenix, and all throughout the state of Arizona, is that DCS case managers frequently tell parents they are investigating for child abuse or neglect that they do not need a…
Rank this Week: 1785

Just Families

Just Families

Covers children's and family law. By New York Law School’s Diane Abbey Law Center for Children and Families.

http://www.justfamilies.org/
  • Jan 13

    Remembering Judith Kaye: A Pioneer for Women in the Legal Profession and Advocate for Children and Familie

    Remembering Judith Kaye: A Pioneer for Women in the Legal Profession and Advocate for Children and Familie
      By: Mallory McGee On Wednesday, January 6, 2016, former New York Court of Appeals Chief Judge Judith Kaye passed away at the age of 77 years old, leaving behind a legacy as an advocate for social justice who paved the way for…
  • Oct 14

    New Laws Protecting Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Victim

    New Laws Protecting Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Victim
    By: Mallory McGee Last week, Governor Cuomo signed into law two important provisions protecting victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. Cuomo believes that the laws will close a “potentially dangerous loophole and will…
  • Oct 1

    Welcome Back For the 2015-2016 Year!

    Welcome Back For the 2015-2016 Year!
    Welcome back to all students, professors, and staff to another year at New York Law School. This year marks the 125th anniversary of the law school and will include many celebratory events. There are also many events planned with the Impact…
Rank this Week: 2853

The Future of Children

The Future of Children

Covers juvenile justice and public policy. A Collaboration of The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and The Brookings Institution.

http://blogs.princeton.edu/futureofchildren/
  • Dec 4

    Incorporating Family Law into the Study of Nonmarital Familie

    Incorporating Family Law into the Study of Nonmarital Familie
    A guest post by Clare Huntington. Thanks to the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study as well as other research, we are developing a rich body of knowledge about child outcomes in nonmarital families. What is missing from this…
  • Nov 16

    Marriage Revisited and Long Acting Birth Control

    Marriage Revisited and Long Acting Birth Control
    Millennials are marrying later and less often. Comedian Aziz Ansari recently released Modern Romance, a smart and hilarious book of sociological research that discusses how technology provides us endless access to potential partners. So many…
  • Nov 4

    Children’s Neighborhoods, Homes, and Health

    Children’s Neighborhoods, Homes, and Health
    One of my favorite things to do is explore cities on foot. Of course, I like some cities more than others—New York City being among my favorites. Until recently, I hadn’t quite articulated what makes a city attractive and…
Rank this Week: 3863

JCS Law Blog

JCS Law Blog

Covers criminal law issues in Missouri.

http://www.jcsattorney.com/blog/
  • Nov 16

    Jury Finds Chesterfield Man Guilty in DWI Case

    Jury Finds Chesterfield Man Guilty in DWI Case
    If you are facing a DWI charge in Missouri, you may wonder if taking your case to a jury is the right decision? Only an experienced Missouri DWI lawyer can help you make that decision. John Schleiffarth of JCS Law is an experienced Missouri…
  • Sep 23

    Persistent DWI offender charged in Lincoln County, Missouri, Previous charges include Manslaughter.

    Persistent DWI offender charged in Lincoln County, Missouri, Previous charges include Manslaughter.
    A man who was high on pot when he killed a popular youth minister and his young son in a wreck in 1997 will be back in court Thursday facing new drunken driving charges. The defendant, now 34, was charged as a chronic DWI offender earlier…
  • Sep 22

    Why isn’t anyone taking about Hope Solo’s domestic violence case?

    Why isn’t anyone taking about Hope Solo’s domestic violence case?
    While U.S. Soccer doesn’t have the same high profile as the NFL, how do the cases differ? Aren’t women’s soccer players just as much role models as male football players? The goalkeeping record is an important one, both for…
Rank this Week: 2182

Lori Levin Blog

Lori Levin Blog

Covers Illinois criminal justice, juvenile justice, guardianship and mental health law issues.

http://www.lorilevinlaw.com/blog.html
Rank this Week: 3462

Cardozo Law Student Chapter -…

Cardozo Law Student Chapter - Children's Rights Institute

Cardozo law student division of CRI founded by 2010 Cardozo graduates Danielle Goldstein and Benjamin Ryberg. CRI-Cardozo has over 40 student members and is dedicated to raising awareness about human rights abuses against children.

http://www.childrensrightsinstitute.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 4677

Reclaiming Futures

Reclaiming Futures

Covers juvenile courts, justice and reform.

http://www.reclaimingfutures.org/blog/
  • Jul 3

    Judge Anthony Capizzi & Montgomery County Ohio Reclaiming Futures Day

    Judge Anthony Capizzi & Montgomery County Ohio Reclaiming Futures Day
    This past Sunday, we recognized the inspiring work of the Montgomery County Ohio Reclaiming Futures site and the leadership of Judge Anthony Capizzi. Their tireless work to reclaim our youth serves as an example to communities across the…
  • Jul 2

    OP-ED: Always Learning How to be a Better Mentor

    OP-ED: Always Learning How to be a Better Mentor
    Editor's Note: This post originally appeared on JJIE.org and is reprinted with permission. Role: Mentor, Status: In Progress It’s nearing 8:30 p.m. on a Thursday. A gorgeous 4-month-old girl with beautiful brown eyes and cocoa skin is…
  • Jul 1

    Opportunity Board Roundup: Juvenile Justice Grants, Jobs, Webinars and Event

    Opportunity Board Roundup: Juvenile Justice Grants, Jobs, Webinars and Event
    Below you'll find a selection of the latest grants, jobs, webinars and events posted to our Opportunity Board. Please share the Reclaiming Futures Opportunity Board with your colleagues in the juvenile justice, adolescent substance abuse…
Rank this Week: 1825

Hague Child Abduction Practice in…

Hague Child Abduction Practice in the United States

Features cases, pleadings and reference materials. By Christopher F. Meatto.

http://www.hagueabductionpractice.com/
Rank this Week: 2042

Abolish Life Without Parole…

Abolish Life Without Parole Sentences for Children in the USA

Covers the imposition of life without parole sentences on juveniles.

http://abolish-jlwop.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 11

    ACLU of Michigan Juvenile Justice Time

    ACLU of Michigan Juvenile Justice Time
    ACLU of Michigan Juvenile Justice Times Newsletter   Please go to this link to read the entire newsletter. Here is an excerpt:In the Courts: Are Juvenile Life Without Parole Sentences Cruel and Unusual Punishment?
  • Jun 25

    Nation’s High Court Ends Mandatory Life Without Parole Sentences for Youth

    Nation’s High Court Ends Mandatory Life Without Parole Sentences for Youth
     by Efren Paredes, Jr. Today the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion abolishing life without parole (LWOP) sentences for the 2,500 prisoners across the U.S. who were condemned to die in prison for crimes they were convicted of as juveniles.
  • Feb 17

    Juvenile life without Parole sentencing…

    Juvenile life without Parole sentencing infographics at: http://infographiclist.com/2012/02/17/juvenile-life-without-parole-sentencing-infographic/#comment-1777
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Orange County Juvenile Law Blog

Orange County Juvenile Law Blog

By Tom Connor and Bettina Yanez.

http://www.californiajuveniledependency.com/orange-county-juvenile-law-blog/
  • Oct 17

    The Probation Officer: Responsibilitie

    The Probation Officer: Responsibilitie
    One of the probation officer’s job is to evaluate your child and write up a report about them that the judge will then use/review for the court case. This report will be handed to the judge at the disposition hearing. This report will…
  • Sep 24

    Division of Juvenile Justice: Parole

    Division of Juvenile Justice: Parole
    To be eligible for parole, the juvenile in the Division of Juvenile Justice must successfully finish all their program goals. In the month that the juvenile is scheduled to meet with the Juvenile Parole Board at a Parole Consideration…
  • Sep 16

    Emancipation

    Emancipation
    To become emancipated means for a minor (a child under the age of 18) to become an adult under the eyes of the law. As an adult, the minor will no longer be under the control of his/her parents but the minor won’t be financially supported…
Rank this Week: 3861

The MAJDC Law Blog

The MAJDC Law Blog

Tracks the work of the Virginia legislature on juvenile justice issues. By the Mid-Atlantic Juvenile Defender Center.

http://majdc.wordpress.com
  • Apr 19

    HB 863 Signed by Governor

    HB 863 Signed by Governor
    HB 863, which changes the way restricted-use driver’s licenses are offered to offenders, has been signed by Gov. McDonnell. It has been enacted as Chapter 522 of the 2010 Acts of Assembly, and will become effective on July 1, 2010.
  • Apr 19

    HB 863 Signed by Governor

    HB 863 Signed by Governor
    HB 863, which changes the way restricted-use driver’s licenses are offered to offenders, has been signed by Gov. McDonnell. It has been enacted as Chapter 522 of the 2010 Acts of Assembly, and will become effective on July 1, 2010.
  • Apr 19

    HB862 Signed

    HB862 Signed
    Gov. McDonnell has signed into law HB 862, allowing juveniles to be immediately adjudicated as delinquent for underage alcohol, drug, or firearm offenses, and punished accordingly. It has been enacted as Chapter 569 of the 2010 Acts of…
Rank this Week: 1451

Juvienation

Juvienation

Covers developments in juvenile justice. By Mark Sorkin.

http://juvienation.wordpress.com
  • Jul 28

    Gone Fishing

    Gone Fishing
    After 388 posts in less than 365 days, nearly 40,000 visitors and 191 comments, I have decided to put Juvienation on hiatus until further notice. Please feel free to rummage through the archives, refer to the blogroll and further reading page…
  • Jul 28

    Gone Fishing

    Gone Fishing
    After 388 posts in less than 365 days, nearly 40,000 visitors and 191 comments, I have decided to put Juvienation on hiatus until further notice. Please feel free to rummage through the archives, refer to the blogroll and further reading…
  • Jul 6

    Juvienation on Vacation

    Juvienation on Vacation
    I’m off to Italy this afternoon and won’t be posting any updates while I’m traveling. Please feel free to comb through the archives and hit the links on the blogroll while the site is on hiatus. If you’re looking for updates on the…
Rank this Week: 1171

DeMatteo Legal Solutions Blog

DeMatteo Legal Solutions Blog

Chronicles and commentary on national and Connecticut legal issues, including criminal defense, juvenile law and Constitutional rights. By Christopher DeMatteo.

http://conncriminaldefense.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2161