Federal Policy May Strip Legal Protection from Kids Crossing Border Alone
A new policy from the federal agency that detains unaccompanied, undocumented children has sparked questions about their ability to obtain fair legal representation. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on July 5 that unaccompanied minors may not be held in immigration detention without a bond hearing, but the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) is now grappling with how to represent these juveniles in court.
California A.G. Supports Program for Unaccompanied Immigrant Youth
Last week, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra weighed in by saying that California should play a greater role in protecting youth who are fleeing dangerous conditions in their home countries. At the invitation of the Los Angeles Superior Court and the suggestion of the California Supreme Court, Becerra filed an amicus brief in the In re Denis G.
L.A. Supes to Consider a One-Stop Shop to Combat Family Violence
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is considering creating a “family justice center” to assist children in the county who have been involved with the foster care and juvenile justice systems as well others affected by domestic, sexual and interpersonal violence.
No Mystery Here: Call a Murderer a Murderer
On March 10 in Ohio, Barbara Busch fatally shot her developmentally disabled daughter before turning the gun on herself. “She couldn’t handle it any more,” Fairfield Township Police Chief Matthew Fruchey told news outlets about Busch’s mental state.
Study Evaluates ‘Resilience’ in Transition-age Foster Youth, Claims Non-whites More Resilient
A new report claims that “non-white race” adolescents showed higher resilience in the foster care system as they approached the age of emancipation. Many foster youth face challenges transitioning into independent adults.