Saturday, March 25, 2006

This Week's News: 25 Mar 2006

Foster Care

Funding for foster children lauded
The Olympian, WA - Mar 24, 2006
... The group backed the Foster Youth Achievement Act, which the Legislature passed. It continues state programs for a limited number ...

Parents needed for kids in state custody
Bartlesville Examiner Enterprise, OK - Mar 23, 2006
... “It's so important that Oklahomans be aware of the needs of children in out-of-home placement,” said Kami Robinson, a former foster youth and principal ...

Help foster youth move to independence
Petoskey News-Review, MI - Mar 23, 2006...
No money? No food? This is the reality of Michigan's foster youth system. Once children turn 18-years-old, the state no longer pays for their foster care. ...


Illinois revokes dropouts' drivers licenses
Daily Vidette, IL - Mar 23, 2006
New legislation could force Illinois' high school dropouts and chronically truant students to lose their driving privileges until they reach the age of 18 or decide to reenroll in school.

Strayhorn urges lawmakers to boost budget for teacher pay, NC - Mar 21, 2006
... Strayhorn's report reveals that high school drop-outs in Texas chew up some $11.8 billion in social services, incarceration and welfare expenses. ...

Juvenile Justice

Juvenile boot camps about to be toned down
Miami Herald, FL - Mar 25, 2006
... The House committee overseeing the budget for the Department of Juvenile Justice approved the change in name, money and policy to make them clones of Martin ...

Wayne County juvenile system receives praise
Detroit Free Press, MI - Mar 25, 2006
Wayne County's juvenile justice system is efficient and has helped keep hundreds of delinquents out of further trouble, according to an independent review released Friday.

Bill would keep 17-year-olds in juvenile justice system
Boston Globe, United States - Mar 22, 2006
... say the change would improve the chance that young people will be rehabilitated by getting education and counseling through the juvenile justice system. ...

Department of Juvenile Justice holds youth summit
Suwannee Democrat, FL - Mar 22, 2006
Teens and community leaders linked arms in the fight against drugs, drinking, violence and other issues in a Juvenile Justice Prevention Summit in Live Oak ...

Juvenile justice forum speakers say mentoring could avert jail
Patriot-News, PA - Mar 22, 2006
A strong mentoring system could help reverse the disproportionate number of minorities in Pennsylvania's juvenile justice system, several speakers said ...

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