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Data Reveals Violence Among Youth Under 18 Has Not Spiked in the Pandemic

June 14, 2022 | by Richard Mendel | The Sentencing Project

Despite rhetoric from those who would like to turn back the clock on youth justice reform, a recent data review by The Sentencing Project shows that youth violence was flat...

Oregon Is Dropping an Artificial Intelligence Tool Used in Child Welfare System

June 2, 2022 | The Associated Press

Hotline workers with Oregon’s Child Protective Services will no longer use an algorithm to determine which families are investigated for child abuse and neglect. Instead, the agency will use the...

How Overturning Roe vs Wade May Impact the Foster Care System

May 27, 2022 | by LaMonica Peters | KTVU FOX 2

Andre Chapman, CEO of Unity Care, recently voiced his concerns about Roe vs Wade being overturned and how it would disproportionately affect children of color. Chapman foresees more children of...

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Leaders Respond to Federal Indian Boarding School Investigative Report, Call it ‘Monumental’

May 16, 2022 | by Darren Thompson | Native News Online

The US government’s public presentation of the Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative Investigative Report on May 11 is being called “historic” and “monumental.” It is the first time the federal government...

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California DOJ Investigates Practices of Kern County Sheriff’s Office

May 6, 2022 | by Kristin Vartan and Muska Olumi | 23ABC

The California Department of Justice (DOJ) is asking residents of Kern County, California, to weigh in on how they think the Kern County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) is performing. These listening...

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DOJ Names Nancy La Vigne to Head National Institute of Justice

May 6, 2022 | by The Crime Report

Nancy La Vigne has been appointed director of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), which oversees crime research for the Office of Justice Programs at the Department of Justice. She...

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Biden Taps Youth Justice Advocate Liz Ryan to Lead OJJDP

May 4, 2022 | by US Office of Justice Programs

Liz Ryan was appointed administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) by President Joe Biden, effective May 16. As head of OJJDP, she will direct grant...

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“It’s Like a Leech on Me”: Child Abuse Registries Punish Unsuspecting Parents of Color

April 27, 2022 | by Scott Pham | BuzzFeed News

One bad parenting decision can lead to decades of consequences for parents and caretakers placed on statewide child abuse registries due to “neglect” – a term not always clearly defined...

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Michigan Moves to Reform Child Abuse Registry Some Say Has Grown Too Large

April 20, 2022 | by Yue Stella Yu | Michigan Government

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services will have a higher threshold for placing adults on the state’s child abuse and neglect registry if a legislation package – already...

Distraught Over Orders to Investigate Trans Kids’ Families, Texas Child Welfare Workers Are Resigning

April 11, 2022 | by Eleanor Klibanoff | Texas Tribune

An already overtaxed workforce is losing caseworkers following Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s directive to investigate parents of children receiving transgender medical care. One caseworker in Austin, Texas, put in his...