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AsktheJudge.info

AsktheJudge.info

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

http://www.askthejudge.info/
  • Jan 12

    Caution when using Twitter

    Caution when using Twitter
    A Flagstaff, Arizona teen may be facing serious charges once a police investigation is completed. On the first day or two of 2017, the boy sent out a Tweet that read “pull a Columbine . . . shoot up my school then kill myself.”…
  • Jan 2

    Jodi aka Joe kicked out of Boy Scout

    Jodi aka Joe kicked out of Boy Scout
    Although the Boy Scouts recently changed their membership policy to allow gay scouts and leaders, their position on transgender scouts remains the same. Consider the recent case of 8-year-old, Jodi “Joe” Maldonado of New…
  • Dec 28

    Teen parents and car safety

    Teen parents and car safety
    As teen parents, we hope you understand the danger in leaving your babies and young children in the car for even a minute unattended. Anything can happen to them including dehydration and death in hot weather, freezing in cold…
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Juvenile Law Center

Juvenile Law Center

Covers child welfare and juvenile justice.

http://www.jlc.org/blog
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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/
  • Jan 10

    Weekly Roundup

    Weekly Roundup
    Fighting the Worst Pipeline of All: From School to Prison, Indian Country Media, Commentary, Frank Hopper, Posted: Jan 02, 2017 “Another pipeline crossing Indian country threatens our most precious resource. This pipeline has been…
  • Jan 2

    Weekly Roundup:

    Weekly Roundup:
    New law includes mental health care reforms for children: Addresses problem of kids waiting for beds The 21st Century Cures Act commits billions of dollars for cancer research and to help fight the opioid epidemic, but it also includes…
  • Dec 26

    Cyber-Bullying Affecting U.S. Children

    Cyber-Bullying Affecting U.S. Children
    Brandy Vela was an 18-year-old student from Texas City, Texas. On November 29, 2016, Brandy shot herself in the chest. What lead to this tragic event? According to her family members, Brandy was a victim of cyber-bullying. “They would…
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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/
  • Jan 5

    DUI Charges Have Lasting Impact

    DUI Charges Have Lasting Impact
    San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith can confirm the fact that DUI charges have lasting impacts on a person’s life. Aldon Smith Was Arrested for Vandalism, Hit and Run, and DUI After San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was…
  • Dec 29

    President Obama Pardons Non-Violent Drug Conviction

    President Obama Pardons Non-Violent Drug Conviction
    This week President Obama pardoned or commuted the sentences of 231 people, the largest single-day clemency announcement since he became president. The majority of the pardons and commutations over the past years have been given to people…
  • Dec 22

    The ACLU Responds to Body Cameras Used by the LAPD

    The ACLU Responds to Body Cameras Used by the LAPD
    In spite of the ACLU’s outcry about body cameras and their use, body cameras have become a part of the crime enforcement for the Los Angeles Police Department. Body Cameras Recently Used Recently two LAPD officers responded after…
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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/
  • Aug 25

    Coping with Failed Adoption

    Coping with Failed Adoption
    Building adopted families is a dream for many people.  Perhaps adoption is a choice in the wake of fertility challenges, perhaps adoption is the product of a relative who is unable to care for their own child through CPS, or perhaps…
  • Jun 30

    Tuscon TV personalities charged with child abuse

    Tuscon TV personalities charged with child abuse
    Generally, when a baby tests positive for illegal drugs, it is immediately after birth.  That is to say, the drug for which the baby is positive is passed through the mother in utero.  The story below shows there are exceptions to…
  • Apr 29

    Update on the case: DCS interview without parental consent

    Update on the case: DCS interview without parental consent
      In February, the Department of Child Safety interviewed a child for a child neglect investigation without parental consent. This caused much debate, with the parents (and the Ombudsman) arguing that DCS lacked legal authority to…
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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/
  • Jul 14

    The Real Cost of Student Debt: Why New York State Should Allow Common Law Marriage

    The Real Cost of Student Debt: Why New York State Should Allow Common Law Marriage
    By Raelynn Leggio As law students we are experiencing first hand the crushing weight of debt in order to obtain our degrees. In 2012 the average law student had incurred approximately $140,616 of debt. This figure doesn’t include…
  • Mar 31

    The Every Student Succeeds Act

    The Every Student Succeeds Act
    By: Jarienn James On December 10, 2015, a bipartisan bill revising the National Education Law was signed into law by President Obama. Using twelve pens, President Obama repealed the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act with the Every Student…
  • Feb 26

    Molloy v. Molloy: What is “Good Cause” for an Extension of an Order of Protection

    Molloy v. Molloy: What is “Good Cause” for an Extension of an Order of Protection
      By: Mallory McGee Earlier this year, the Second Department of the Appellate Division of New York, issued an opinion on the issue of extension of orders of protection for “good cause.” In Molloy v. Molloy, the…
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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/
  • Jul 14

    He said it was consensual. She said she blacked out. U-Va. had to decide: Was it assault?

    He said it was consensual. She said she blacked out. U-Va. had to decide: Was it assault?
    When Haley Lind was found alone in a stranger’s bathroom, she was naked and in a drunken stupor, barely able to stand or speak, a raucous party raging around her. She awoke in her bed hours later, her head pounding, leaves in her hair,…
  • May 12

    Sextortion: Stalking Victims in the New Cyber Playground

    Sextortion: Stalking Victims in the New Cyber Playground
    In a new report, Benjamin Wittes, Cody Poplin, Quinta Jurecic and Clara Spera of the Brookings Institution discuss new research on “sextortion”—online, remote sexual assaults, sometimes over great distances, crossing…
  • May 12

    Sextortion: Stalking Victims in the New Cyber Playground

    Sextortion: Stalking Victims in the New Cyber Playground
    In a new report, Benjamin Wittes, Cody Poplin, Quinta Jurecic and Clara Spera of the Brookings Institution discuss new research on “sextortion”—online, remote sexual assaults, sometimes over great distances, crossing…
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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/
  • Mar 8

    Does Marriage Matter for Kids?

    Does Marriage Matter for Kids?
    In our 2005 issue on marriage and child wellbeing, Paul R. Amato described the cognitive, social, and emotional benefits for children growing up with continuously married parents. In contrast, he described how children raised by unmarried…
  • 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…
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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…
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Lori Levin Blog

Lori Levin Blog

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

http://www.lorilevinlaw.com/blog.html
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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: 109

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…
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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/
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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: 3818

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: 1328

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…
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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/
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