Saturday, April 01, 2006

This Week's News: 1 Apr 2006


For Those in Foster Care, Academic Barriers Arise Early
Austin American-Statesman - Mar 20, 2006
Austin resident and former foster child Veronica Lockett rattles off obstacles to her academic success with a sigh: two elementary schools, three middle schools, one high school. Incorrect class placements, group homes and a foster parent she says did not value her education.

Law might revoke license of dropouts and truants
WHOI, IL - Mar 28, 2006
Illinois high school drop outs may soon have a new incentive to go back to school. State leaders are hoping the threat of losing ...

Foster Care

Business executives advocate for youth in foster care
Seattle University, WA - Apr 1, 2006
... Executive Leadership Program reached fruition March 28, when Governor Christine Gregoire signed HB 2002, referred to as The Foster Youth Achievement Act, (PDF ...

Foster care extension now law
The Olympian, WA - Mar 29, 2006
... The Foster Youth Achievement Act, signed into law Tuesday, extends foster care services to 50 people ages 18 to 21 if they are enrolled in a post-high school ...

Juvenile Justice

State fails to keep its part of deal
Hattiesburg American, MS - Apr 1, 2006
... The state's juvenile justice system became the subject of intense scrutiny in 2003 when the US Justice Department issued a blunt, 48-page report alleging ...

Black leaders calling for change in juvenile justice, FL - Mar 30, 2006
... year-old boy at a Bay County boot camp to request $5 million for health care and mental health programs for children placed in Florida's juvenile justice system ...

Study of juvenile justice system passes House, KS - Mar 30, 2006
TOPEKA - A bill that aims to reduce the racial disparity in the juvenile justice system passed the House today in a 125-0 vote. The bill, sponsored by Rep. ...

Discord on Youth Sentencing
The Denver Post - Mar 17, 2006
Colorado prosecutors indicated Thursday that they are willing to discuss changes to harsh juvenile sentencing laws - as long as those changes wouldn't alter punishments for inmates now serving life without parole for crimes they committed as teens.

Additional News

Teens, adults share ideas at youth summit
Crawfordsville Journal Review, IN – April 1, 2006
... After a lunch, catered by Joey’s Main Street Cafe, Crawfordsville, youth were given ... In addition to finding solutions, whether it be to offer foster care or ...

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