Study: Juvenile Incarceration Produces Mixed Results on Recidivism, Graduation Rates
Harsh sentences for juvenile crimes don’t make it less likely that a person will be convicted of a violent crime when they grow into adults, according to a new study in which academic economists looked at data from Louisiana.
Comfort the Troubled, and Trouble the Comforted
My law students entered my virtual office dejected. Their teenage client had been accused of assault. As a result, he needed to change foster care placements, again.
His mental health needs were not being addressed by the child welfare agency.
Youth-Led Group Builds Tiny Home Village to Fight California’s Homelessness Crisis
Mother’s Day Celebration Outside L.A. County Jail Sends Hope to Women Inside
Dozens of women wearing T-shirts emblazoned with “Free Black Mamas” logos and shouting “Happy Mother’s Day” circled a Los Angeles County women’s jail in cars Friday, a public demonstration calling attention to the struggles of incarcerated mothers and their efforts to reunify with children placed in foster care.
New Research Funded on Mental Health, Child Welfare
The William T. Grant Foundation has announced this year’s scholarship winners for promising early-career researchers working on methods to improve the lives of young people who have experienced poverty and other forms of hardship.
Resuming Evictions Could Land Kids in Foster Care, Experts Say