Allyson Bendell, 17, poses for a portrait at a foster home in the Sierra foothills. Bendell had previously lived in group homes that frequently called the police.
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New York youth justice advocates are rallying around a bill to protect teenage crime suspects from false confessions or self-incrimination. https://bit.ly/40fOPXf
Lawmakers aim to prevent housing instability for students in #fostercare who may not have another place to go during those school hiatuses, and to increase their odds of staying in school.