Sunday, January 29, 2006

This Week's News: 29 Jan 2006


The Trouble with Boys (Updated)
January 30, 2006 issue – Newsweek
Jan. 30, 2006 issue - Spend a few minutes on the phone with Danny Frankhuizen and you come away thinking, "What a nice boy." He's thoughtful, articulate, bright. He has a good relationship with his mom, goes to church every…

Back to Basics: Why Does High School Fail So Many?
LA Times - Saturday, January 29, 2006
Shockingly high dropout rates portend a bleak future for youths who fall by the wayside and for society. For many, the traditional U.S. education system is a dead end.

State dropout rates still a huge concern
Saturday, January 28, 2006 6:59 PM CST – Picayune Item
GREENVILLE(AP) - The Department of Education has released a study that indicates substantial high school dropout rates for the state of Mississippi.

Juvenile Justice

Juvenile Justice
TheDay (subscription), CT – Sunday, January 29, 2006
The project, experts agree, was a symptom of great weaknesses in the state's juvenile justice system, a vast network consisting of that training school ...

Prevention program offers alternatives to troubled DeSoto youth
Charlotte Sun-Herald, FL – Sunday, January 29, 2006
ARCADIA -- The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice was notified in 2005 that it would receive $3.7 million from two federal grants to be used to help ...

A Long-Range Plan for Juvenile Justice
Washington Post, United States - Jan 27, 2006
The state's troubled juvenile justice system presented legislators yesterday with a 10-year road map for overhauling its network of services throughout the ...

County seeks to reduce minority incarcerations
Greensboro News Record, NC – Sunday, January 29, 2006
... minority youth represent 34 percent of the juvenile population, but 62 percent of detained youth, according to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency ...

Leadership Frisco class takes on juvenile justice
Frisco Enterprise, TX – Sunday, January 29, 2006
... Criminal justice studies have shown that teen offenders voluntarily choose this process with ... court which may lessen strain on the city's current juvenile docket ...

Mentors transform lives in state youth prisons
San Mateo County Times, CA – Sunday, January 29, 2006
... Scales' trajectory from being a foster youth to the prison system is, unfortunately, too common a story, juvenile justice experts say. ...

Foster Care

A Home for Me teaches foster care kids life skills
Lansing State Journal, MI – Sunday, January 29, 2006
... Rose Miller, A Home for Me board member and a former foster care youth from age 13, said she had a great foster mom and appreciates everything her foster mom ...

Foster youths get county stipend
San Mateo County Times, CA - Jan 27, 2006
... "Subconsciously, I'm waiting for someone to say, 'Get out,'" said Beach, 19, a former foster youth who hasn't lived anywhere longer than four months in the ...

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