American Civil Liberties Union
Rising Voices For ‘Family Power’ Seek to Abolish The Child Welfare System
When a young pregnant mom informed her prenatal care providers that she had smoked marijuana to relieve stress, nausea and poor appetite, they didn’t seem concerned. But after the birth of her son a few years ago in a Bronx hospital, a test of the baby’s urine came back positive for cannabis, and the hospital quickly called child welfare authorities.
California Legislators Take Aim at School-based Policing
State laws that encourage alternatives to school-based policing in California may have done little so far to decrease the number of students funneled into the school-to-prison pipeline, but a bill introduced in January aims to change this through policy enforcement and data collection.
Poor Legal Services, Overcrowding Cited at Immigrant Family Detention Center
by Becca Sanchez Advocates permitted to tour a detention center housing immigrants from Central America last week decried the legal rights afforded to inmates and said the facility was not large enough to humanely handle the population.