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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/
  • Nov 2

    Five Teens Charged with Second-Degree Murder in Rock Throwing Incident

    Five Teens Charged with Second-Degree Murder in Rock Throwing Incident
    On October 24, 2017, five Michigan teenagers were denied bond after they were charged with second degree murder for throwing rocks off of a highway overpass and killing a passenger in a van. That passenger, Kenneth White, was a 32 year-old…
  • Nov 1

    Weekly Roundup

    Weekly Roundup
    Rampant Human Rights Violations of Children Internationally On October 31, 2017, the United Security Council met to discuss their deep concern for international abuse of children. The Council said that it is “gravely concerned by the…
  • Oct 29

    Teenagers and Sleep Deprivation: A Solution Schools Aren’t Accepting

    Teenagers and Sleep Deprivation: A Solution Schools Aren’t Accepting
    What is one public health concern for which experts across the board have determined a reasonable solution? Sleep deprivation in teenagers exacerbated by the early start times of most public high schools. I know this problem firsthand. I…
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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…
  • 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…
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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

    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…
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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/
  • Nov 21

    Words Can Hurt You

    Words Can Hurt You
    This guest post was written by teen writer Nona Hungate. Whether it’s over social media or in person, words can have a serious effect on a person. They can lead to suicides, mental health issues, or people not feeling safe in their…
  • Nov 10

    Can students be forced to recite the Pledge of Allegiance?

    Can students be forced to recite the Pledge of Allegiance?
    In 2016, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick started a national conversation and movement by kneeling on the sidelines during the national anthem. His act of protest was meant to call attention to police misconduct and…
  • Oct 13

    October is Anti-Cyberbullying Month

    October is Anti-Cyberbullying Month
    The Current State of Cyberbullying October is National Anti-Cyberbullying Month, so it’s a good time to reflect on the state of cyberbullying in our country and abroad and to remind each other to be kind. Over the past decade, adults…
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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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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/
  • Nov 16

    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…
  • Nov 9

    Brett Ratner Accused of Sexual Misconduct

    Brett Ratner Accused of Sexual Misconduct
    Director Brett Ratner has joined the list of Hollywood men to be accused of sexual misconduct. Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Director Brett Ratner Six different women have stepped forward with accusation against director Brett Ratner.…
  • Nov 2

    Halloween DUI is Not Trick or Treat

    Halloween DUI is Not Trick or Treat
    With Halloween right around the corner, its the perfect time to remember that driving under the influence (i.e., “DUI“) or driving recklessly can end up with you in jail. CHP Press Release About Halloween and DUI Recently the…
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Lori Levin Blog

Lori Levin Blog

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

https://www.lorilevinlaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 23

    Illinois DCFS Administrative Appeal

    Illinois DCFS Administrative Appeal
    Following an investigation of abuse or neglect of a child, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) may determine that the subject of the investigation has committed those acts. This finding may be occur even if criminal…
  • Oct 11

    Lori G. Levin Profiled in the Catalyst

    Lori G. Levin Profiled in the Catalyst
    I am honored to have been profiled in the Catalyst, the Illinois State Bar Association’s Women and the Law newsletter. https://https://www.isba.org/committees/women/newsletter/2017/09/spotlightwomenandlawmemberloriglevin. Lori G. Levin…
  • Aug 3

    Your Lollapalooza Take Away Should Not Be the Services of a Criminal Defense Attorney

    Your Lollapalooza Take Away Should Not Be the Services of a Criminal Defense Attorney
    If you are attending Lollapalooza, please make certain while you enjoy the entertainment that you follow the law. Almost every year, my services as a criminal defense attorney are needed for Chicagoans or out-of-town attendees. Please make…
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Reclaiming Futures

Reclaiming Futures

Covers juvenile courts, justice and reform.

http://reclaimingfutures.org/
  • Oct 6

    Webinar Opportunity: Family Centered Strategies in Juvenile Court

    Webinar Opportunity: Family Centered Strategies in Juvenile Court
    Webinar Opportunity: Family Centered Strategies in Juvenile Court Featuring Members of the Reclaiming Futures National Program Register: Mon. Nov. 20, 2017 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM PST Register now for this November webinar featuring…
  • Sep 25

    New Data on LGBQ/GNCT Youth in the Justice System

    New Data on LGBQ/GNCT Youth in the Justice System
    cerespolicyresearch In August, 2017, Dr. Angela Irvine released an important report examining new data on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Questioning, Gender Nonconforming, and Transgender (LGBQ/GNCT) Youth in the Justice System. Here is a…
  • Sep 6

    Girls and Opioids: Vulnerabilities & Opportunitie

    Girls and Opioids: Vulnerabilities & Opportunitie
    In two separate blog posts in 2016, we discussed opioid use rates and substance use issues among adolescent girls involved with juvenile justice. In July 2017, the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s…
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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/
  • Feb 7

    The Legal Dangers of SIDS Investigation

    The Legal Dangers of SIDS Investigation
    SIDS, commonly known as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, has an air of mystery around it.  Even though many people have heard of the SIDS diagnosis, they have no idea what it actually is. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (“SIDS”) is…
  • 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…
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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…
Rank this Week: 1350

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,…
  • 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…
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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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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/
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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…
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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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