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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/
  • Oct 6

    Psycho-legal considerations of placing children in foster care

    Psycho-legal considerations of placing children in foster care
    A healthy 3-year-old is placed in a foster home. A month later, a 16-year-old with a history of borderline personality disorder is placed in the same home. Without permission, the 16-year-old decides to give the 3-year old a bath. Tragically,…
  • Aug 20

    Anonymous versus Identified Reporting of Child Maltreatment

    Anonymous versus Identified Reporting of Child Maltreatment
      The child abuse and neglect hotline rings. All other factors being equal, does it matter if the reporter is anonymous or identified? Effective child maltreatment investigation relies to a significant extent upon information supplied by…
  • Jul 30

    Signs of Sexual Abuse: Tip Sheet for Media

    Signs of Sexual Abuse: Tip Sheet for Media
    A pamphlet developed by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), What Is Child Sexual Abuse?, highlights various forms of sexual victimization and their distinctive signs and symptoms. Targeted to media professionals, the…
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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: 1216

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: 1251

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/
  • Oct 15

    Holding it down in Rikers Island, NY

    Holding it down in Rikers Island, NY
    In a juvenile facility in Rikers Island, New York, juvenile detainees are routinely subject to violence and told to “hold it down,” which means to keep it quiet and not report the violence or injuries to other prison guards or the…
  • Oct 13

    Stuck between a rock and a hard place: Juvenile Waiver

    Stuck between a rock and a hard place: Juvenile Waiver
    Seven high school football players in New Jersey have been charged with committing violent sexual hazing, including aggravated sexual assault. The boys await their first hearing this week, and if prosecutors are successful in…
  • May 16

    Day 2 of the 13th Annual Zealous Advocacy Conference

    Day 2 of the 13th Annual Zealous Advocacy Conference
    It’s the second day of the 13th Annual Zealous Advocacy Conference here at the University of Houston Law Center! Mr. Larry McClaugherty, a pharmacist and owner at McClaugherty Consulting Services opened the conference with a discussion…
Rank this Week: 2062

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 19

    Calling the Police and What To Do When They Arrive

    Calling the Police and What To Do When They Arrive
    Michael Brown. Eric Garner. Debra Harrell. These are the three names that Yale Law fellow Emily Bazelon gives as examples for her police-averse policy in her Slate article, “Why I Don’t Call the Police.” In the article,…
  • Aug 13

    Sex Offender Registry Injustice

    Sex Offender Registry Injustice
    What was once a well-intentioned law that was meant to make the community a safer place has spiraled into a witch hunt looking to burn alive anyone who wears a pointed hat. While no one would argue that sex offenders … Continue reading…
  • Aug 4

    Children Saved from Hot Car

    Children Saved from Hot Car
    It’s scary to think that anyone would leave their children locked in a car during the summer months. Recently, a Texas mother did just that. She went to get her hair cut at a salon and left her children in … Continue reading…
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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

    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…
  • Apr 13

    HB1121 Signed By Governor

    HB1121 Signed By Governor
    On April 10, Governor McDonnell signed HB1121, Delegate Gilbert’s juvenile information sharing bill. The new policy will be effective on July 1, 2010.
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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/
  • Oct 21

    What is unlawful “symbol” burning?

    What is unlawful “symbol” burning?
    Eric Minerault of Prescott, Arizona recently found out what this crime is. In August, 2014, the 22-year-old was arrested and booked into jail. Standing on the steps of a mission, Eric burned and then urinated on a Bible. The wet Bible was…
  • Oct 15

    An exceptional act of kindness by teen

    An exceptional act of kindness by teen
    You may have heard about this tragedy that occurred in August, 2014 in Arizona. But you may not have heard the rest of the story. A 9-year-old New Jersey girl was at a gun range with her parents. She was being taught by a 39-year-old ... The…
  • Sep 30

    Twitter photo leads to prison sentence for twenty-something

    Twitter photo leads to prison sentence for twenty-something
    Kwmaine Davis was a gang member and convicted felon in Massachusetts. Until a person’s civil rights are restored by court order, a felon is prohibited in most states from possessing a weapon. That includes even holding a gun. Kwmaine…
Rank this Week: 3099

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/
  • Oct 20

    Weekly Round-Up October 20th, 2014

    Weekly Round-Up October 20th, 2014
    Court of Appeals Nomination: Governor Cuomo announced that he is nominating Justice Leslie Stein to the NY Court of Appeals. Justice Stein currently serves as Associate Justice of the Appellate Division (Third Department) of the New York…
  • Oct 13

    Weekly Round-Up October 13th, 2014

    Weekly Round-Up October 13th, 2014
    Same-Sex Marriage Legal in 5 More States: The Supreme Court denied certiorari in seven cases from five states in the Fourth, Seventh and Tenth Circuits in which courts had struck down state bans on same-sex marriage, meaning that…
  • Oct 10

    From Poverty To Opportunity Symposium: Retaining and Engaging High School-Aged Youth in Afterschool Program

    From Poverty To Opportunity Symposium: Retaining and Engaging High School-Aged Youth in Afterschool Program
    By: Catherine Barreda Panelists: Lea KixMiller, Program Supervisor, Center for Family Life in Sunset Park, SCO Family Services Steve Ausbury, Deputy Director, Brooklyn College Community Partnership Daniel Carlton, Teaching Artist, Healing…
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Juvenile Law Center

Juvenile Law Center

Covers child welfare and juvenile justice.

http://www.jlc.org/blog
Rank this Week: 4010

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/
  • Oct 16

    Rising from a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Health

    Rising from a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Health
    Sara McLanahan, Editor-in-Chief of Future of Children, along with several colleagues, recently prepared a policy report published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) that describes children's exposure to violence in the Fragile…
  • Oct 8

    Health of Caregivers and Childhood Food Insecurity

    Health of Caregivers and Childhood Food Insecurity
    We often assume that low household income causes children's food insecurity. But the Future of Children's recent research report highlights a number of additional factors that contribute to food insecurity.  One notable risk factor…
  • Sep 19

    Childhood Food Insecurity in America

    Childhood Food Insecurity in America
    This past year, lighthearted quizzes have been popular to share and discuss on social media. They've allowed to me to find out everything from what U.S. state I actually belong in to which Disney princess I would be if...
Rank this Week: 4009

Lori Levin Blog

Lori Levin Blog

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

http://www.lorilevinlaw.com/blog.html
  • Sep 11

     Assistance for students facing university disciplinary hearing

     Assistance for students facing university disciplinary hearing
        As a criminal defense attorney, I have been called upon to advise students facing disciplinary bodies within their university or college. Recently, due, in part, to the United States Department of Education investigating a…
  • Aug 7

    Temporary Visitor Driver's License

    Temporary Visitor Driver's License
          As previously stated in this blog, undocumented immigrants living in Illinois may now apply for a driver's license under Illinois law,…
  • Jun 25

    United States Supreme Court rules a warrant necessary to secure cell phone data following an arrest

    United States Supreme Court rules a warrant necessary to secure cell phone data following an arrest
         Today, the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled that police officers must secure a warrant before searching a arrestee's cell phone. The Court issued an opinion in Riley v. California,-- U.S. --, (No 13-132)…
Rank this Week: 3392

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: 2694

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: 4007

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 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…
  • Jul 3

    NYT on JJDPA Reauth

    NYT on JJDPA Reauth
    An editorial in today’s Times offers strong support for the “comprehensive approach” to juvenile justice reform that informs the Senate’s JJDPA reauthorization bill (background here). “This bill represents an important step toward…
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