ARTICLE TAG

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

Family Surveillance by Algorithm: The Rapidly Spreading Tools Few Have Heard Of

9/29/2021

Family Surveillance by Algorithm: The Rapidly Spreading Tools Few Have Heard Of

The child welfare system uses algorithms, risk assessment and predictive analytics to monitor families and determine whether children are at risk of maltreatment.

Advocacy Groups Launch Nationwide Campaign to End Juvenile Court Fines and Fees

9/23/2021

Advocacy Groups Launch Nationwide Campaign to End Juvenile Court Fines and Fees

A coalition of youth advocacy groups launched Debt Free Justice, a new national campaign to abolishing such court-imposed fines and fees.

Credit: Joe Ravi, CC-BY-SA 3.0 Supreme Court AFFCNY foster adoptive parent new york

6/17/2021

Supreme Court Says Philadelphia Violated Catholic Child Welfare Group’s First Amendment Rights

The unanimous decision in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia found that by requiring Catholic Social Services to approve the homes of same-sex couples, it had violated the faith-based organization’s rights.

A three decade court battle over Washington, D.C.'s Child and Family Services Agency was settled.

6/2/2021

Washington, D.C., Finally Exits Decades-Long Court Battle Over Foster Care

On June 1, a federal judge issued final approval for a settlement in a decades-old case to improve the experience of foster children in the nation's capital.

Connecticut may raise the juvenile arrest age from 7 to 10.

6/2/2021

Connecticut Seeks to Raise Age of Juvenile Arrest from 7 to 10

Connecticut is one of the handful of states that is currently looking at raising the minimum age for juvenile court jurisdiction, in this case from 7 to 10 years old.

3/3/2015

Discontinuing Solitary Confinement in Juvenile Facilities

By Erica Webster Letters thrown in a urinal. Standing in the cold at 5 AM. Locked in solitary confinement for days. These are some of the disciplinary methods James Anderson remembers correctional officers using at Camp Scobee, a secure juvenile facility in Los Angeles County.