The Case for Race-Blind Foster Care Removal Decisions
Latagia Tyronce’s two children were playing and one, a toddler, was burned by a blow-dryer. Despite the support of the children’s grandmother, and the compelling evidence that this was an accident, Ohio’s Lucas County Department of Children’s Services removed Tyronce’s children and she was arrested for felony child endangerment.
Adverse Childhood Experiences Are Different Than Child Trauma, and It’s Critical to Understand Why
Legislators, caregivers and the media increasingly recognize that childhood adversity poses risks to individual health and well-being. The original Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Study has helped raise public awareness about this critical public health issue.
Prop. 57 Wins at Ballot Box: California Voters Pass Measure to Keep Youth Out of Adult Courts
On Tuesday, California voters signed off on a ballot measure that will reform some of its criminal sentencing policies, including overturning a law that has led to the prosecution of thousands of youth in adult courts since 2003.
Number of Youth Sent to Adult Court Increased in 2015
In the lead-up to a Nov. 8 election proposition that will determine the future of the direct file process in California, a new report points to the increasing prosecution of youth as adults in the state.
In California, Race Gap Widens to Race Crater on Juvenile Transfer Policy
A true measure of racial disparity in the juvenile justice system compares the outcomes, at any or many points, for youths of a different race who’ve been accused of the same offense.
Adults Should Support Spiritual Path Chosen by Foster, Adoptive Youths
“Mariah has developed her own spiritual path and needs an adoptive family who will honor her beliefs and not attempt to convert her to their own.” “Dylan is open-minded, and he needs his future family to be open-minded about religion and his ideas about attending church.”
Focus on the Figures: Gang Association, by Race
Every other week, The Imprint will feature one key indicator from Kidsdata, which offers comprehensive data about the health and well being of children across California. In this installment, we look at gang affiliation by race, using data from across the state of California.
Focus on the Figures: Juvenile Felony Arrests, by Race
Every other week, The Imprint will feature one key indicator from Kidsdata, which offers comprehensive data about the health and well being of children across California. In this installment, we examine the racial breakdown of juvenile felony arrest rate in California, perhaps the most diverse state in the union.
Listenbee: OJJDP “Concentrating our Resources” on Racial Disparities
Obama’s top official on juvenile justice suggested that his office has made addressing racial fairness its priority, which had to make at least one candidate feel good about its chances to win a big training and technical assistance grant from the Justice Department.