Sunday, March 12, 2006

This Week's News: 12 Mar 2006

Foster Care

Foster youths aim to make a difference for others like them
Petoskey News-Review, MI - Mar 10, 2006
... obtained from the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative, the Michigan Department of Human Services is developing programs to help foster youth move toward ...

NO REFUGE Help the kids, follow the law
San Francisco Chronicle, USA - Mar 10, 2006
Many of the state's foster youth don't know that in 2001, AB705 was passed, requiring that siblings removed from their homes be placed together when appropriate ...

Foster Youth Writing Project
LA Youth – Mar 10, 2006
Once they enter the foster care system, they live with a relative, a foster family or in a group home, which usually houses older foster youth

'Accidents of geography'
San Francisco Chronicle, USA - Mar 8, 2006
... distribute quarterly reports on each county, the law shifted the state's focus on foster care from processes in the system to actual outcomes for foster youth. ...

Child welfare progress debated
Sacramento Bee, USA - Mar 8, 2006
... But even though the laws are now on the books, former foster youth and child advocates testified Tuesday that many have not yet been implemented. ...


Dropout rates high, but fixes under way
CS Monitor – Mar 11, 2006
High school dropouts are getting more attention as studies show how alarming the problem is ... more than 450 racially diverse 16- to 24-year-olds in 25 different locations with high dropout rates ...

Senate to Vote on Public Charter School Bill, ME - Mar 10, 2006
... School and former president of the Maine Alternative Education Association, speaks from 32 years’ experience helping high school drop outs find success ...

Additional Education News
Dropouts return to school in Vista (North County Times) Mar 11
Counselors keep students on track to graduate (North County Times) Mar 12
County schools’ dropout rate rises (Sampson Independent) Mar 11

Juvenile Justice

Juvenile crime's sharp drop spurs search for causes
Akron, OH – Mar 12, 2006
WASHINGTON - A new generation of brutal and remorseless teens was about to savage the nation, leading authorities on juvenile crime warned a decade ago. Millions of Americans believed them. It never happened. Instead, Americans are experiencing the sharpest decline in teen crime in modern history.

Santa Fe student wins $1,000 from juvenile justice program
Gainesville Sun, FL - Mar 11, 2006
... For D'auna Poulos, an 18-year-old fresh off probation, help came from the Department of Juvenile Justice, the state agency devoted to preventing crime and ...

Debate rages on juvenile justice
Albany Times Union, NY - Mar 9, 2006
... The state-certified program teaches classroom management, gang recognition and gang intervention. Vera Institute of Justice. Using ...

Juvenile justice reform needs better blueprint
Baltimore Sun, United States - Mar 6, 2006
... But in juvenile justice reform, the opportunity for lasting change and a productive legacy isn't mainly about bricks and mortar. ...

Connected by 25 Spotlights

Portland Schools Foundation
Friday, Mar 10, 8:14 AM "Connected by 25" in the News
Connected by 25 is a partnership of service providers, policymakers, civic leaders, and young people who recognize that Portland needs a systemic approach to serving our city’s disconnected youth. For our young people, we believe we can do better.

Thursday, Mar 9, 11:07 AM "Connected by 25" in the News
Jobs For the Future’s Connected By 25 80 eighth-inning as wise as it is directed at improving the options and outcomes for this large group of young people

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