Sunday, March 05, 2006

This Week's News: 05 Mar 2006

Foster Care

First Lady Mary Perdue Receives Award at Jim Casey Youth
Duluth Weekly, GA - Mar 2, 2006
... Initiative Awards Reception Dinner. Mrs. Perdue was honored for her work with Georgia's foster youth through the Our Children Campaign. ...

Bills aim to improve continuity, care for foster children
Centre Daily Times, PA - Mar 2, 2006
... helped shape the ideas in the reform package, including the California Youth Connection, which advocates for current and former foster youth, the National ...

Breakthrough in foster care
San Francisco Chronicle, USA - Mar 1, 2006
... Under the Kin-GAP program, relatives who gain permanent guardianship of foster youth are given a stipend, but not a clothing allowance or additional funds for ...


Dropout rates high, but fixes under way
Mar 6, 2006
Now, a new survey, released Thursday, suggests that the problem, while deep, can be fixed. Most students don't drop out because they can't do the work. Nearly 90 percent had passing grades when they ...

Construction Company Helps High School Drop Outs
WDEF, TN - Mar 3, 2006 By Lauren Remillard
And a local builder reaches out to teens and young adults who've dropped out of school. Adamson builders invited ...

MCBOE offers second chance
Bluefield Daily Telegraph, WV - Mar 3, 2006
... never comes along. But Tuesday at the Mercer County Board of Education meeting, a second chance was given to high school drop-outs. ...

Juvenile Justice

Tough love puts teens on road to reform
The News Journal, DE – Mar 6, 2006
... The group got a $100,000 grant from the philanthropic Jessie Ball duPont Fund to pay for a study of Delaware's juvenile justice system by the National Council ...

Courts quicker to address juvenile mental illness
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, IN – Mar 6, 2006
... Pratt, chairman of the Indiana Juvenile Justice Improvement Committee, said mental health has been a rising issue for juvenile court officials across the state ...

Youth justice reforms proposed
San Jose Mercury News, USA - Mar 4, 2006
... system -- including judges, probation officers, police and prisoner advocates -- to hear proposals for reforming the state's troubled juvenile justice system. ...

Juvenile justice fix sought; System 'failing,' Cabinet secretary
Newszap Delaware, DE - Mar 2, 2006
DOVER - Delaware needs to embark on an ambitious plan to reform its juvenile justice system, the head of the state's children's department told legislators ...

Justice official touts successes of juvenile program
Daytona Beach News-Journal, FL - Mar 1, 2006
... Casey, now deputy secretary for the state Department of Juvenile Justice, said the hard work then begins to "undo the damage that has been done.". ...

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