Sunday, October 01, 2006

This Week's News: Youth In Transition

Making a difference one student at a time
September 28, 2006
Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune
Even Start is a program designed to help high school drop outs receive their GED. It is free and ofers 72 hours a month of instruction but what sets this program apart from other programs, is that the Even Start program adds the component of free child care, lunches and transportation.

Catching the Drop Outs
September 25, 2006
Hispanic Business
Altohugh the national Hispanic gradution rate hovers below 60%, 95% of Aspirantes finish high school. More than 80% finish college. For many years, miniorities and especially Latinos were steered toward vocational occupations. Aspira ensured curricula to enable students...

Foster Care
Lehigh hopes program will foster savings
October 1, 2006
The Morning Call
Lehigh County is starting a pilot program for foster care. The program will cut out the middleman and the county will no longer be solely relying on agencies to train, recruit and work with it's foster families. In the long term it wil be...

Juvenile Justice
Gap Grows in Arrests of Whites, Minority Youths
September 29, 2006
The Portland Oregonian
After years of success in reducing the disparity between the arrest, detention and conviction rates for white and minority juveniles in Multnomah County, the gap is growing again...

Landmark ruling for juvenile justice
September 28, 2006
State Supreme Court rules that minors are not entitled to jury trial.

Juvenile justice: helping juvenile offenders
September 29, 2006
Participants draft law on juvenile justice. The aim of the draft law is to regulate the relations arising in the process of protection of the rights and legal interests of juveniles in conflict with the law, minor sufferers and victims by courts, law enforcement and other state agenices, citizens' self-government bodies and nongovernmental nonprofit organizations.

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