Saturday, September 09, 2006

This Week's News: 09 September 2006

Juvenile Justice

Families Relocate Gang Members to Save Them
Sept 07, 2006, USA Today, Kevin Johnson
At a time when gang-related violence is boosting crime rates, a few clergy, parents and even police in troubled communities quietly have been helping to relocate youths in last-ditch efforts to extricate them from gang life.

More Kids In Custody
Sept 02, 2006, The Press Democrat (Santa Rosa, Calif.), Bleys W. Rose
The number of children at Sonoma County's newly built juvenile hall and Valley of the Moon center for abused children has soared beyond expectations, leaving officials puzzled as to why.


Push to Win Back Dropouts
Sept 05, 2006, The Christian Science Monitor, Amanda Paulson
Chris Ahnert left high school because he figured he didn't have the credits to graduate, anyway.
Aziz Animashan left after he got kicked off the basketball team - the only thing keeping him there.

Vying for Students, Catholic Highs Refurbish, Expand
Sept 05, 2006, The Boston Globe, Tracy Jan
Plasma televisions mounted in hallways display the daily bulletin at St. John's Preparatory School, and computerized white boards have replaced chalk boards in every classroom.

College Students Get Help from Coaches
Sept 07, 2006, The Associated Press/The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Justin Pope
New York students are well-prepared for college, compared with their counterparts nationwide. But they are struggling to pay once they get there.

Foster Care

Alamo WorkSource to help former foster kids find jobs
Sept 07, 2006, San Antonio Business Journal
Alamo WorkSource is partnering with the state of Texas to launch a program designed to help young adults transition from foster care to life on their own.

Known as Preparation for Adult Living, or PAL, the program under the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services will use Alamo WorkSource to provide youth with services such as job-hunting assistance, job-readiness training, life-skills coaching, counseling on housing and medical help, and comprehensive case management.

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