Senate report says CIA repeatedly misled policymakers about interrogation program

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Senate report says CIA repeatedly tried to mislead policymakers about interrogation program to escape scrutiny and criticism

Excerpts from this story referencing "Central Intelligence Agency":

"… r Cohen, and Julia Harte contributed to this article. …"

Juvenile facilities strive to foster ‘family engagement’

States adopt programs to involve families in rehabilitation of young offenders.

Excerpts from this story referencing "America":

"… families, critics complain that too much of the juvenile justice system in America is still beset by harsh conditions, violence and widespread use of solitar …"

Prison bankers cash in on captive customers

By Daniel Wagner

Private company profits by helping prisons squeeze inmates' families for cash.

Excerpts from this story referencing "JPay Inc.":

"… f last year, the Virginia Department of Corrections informed her that JPay Inc., a private company in Florida, would begin handling all deposits into inma …"

Flurry of new legislation targets sexual assault on campus

By Kristen Lombardi

New legislation follows landmark Center series

Excerpts from this story referencing "Rape":

"… by all the national attention. In a statement, Scott Berkowitz, of the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, who attended the Senate event, said: …"

New scrutiny on campus sexual violence highlights Center findings

By Gordon Witkin

New efforts are aimed at both assisting schools and putting pressure on them to assist victims of sexual violence.

White House group releases recommendations on fighting campus sexual assault

By Kristen Lombardi

White House task force issues recommendations to combat vexing problem.

Excerpts from this story referencing "attorney general":

"… The interagency group, which includes Education secretary Arne Duncan and attorney general Eric Holder, among other senior administration officials, has been working …"

United Nations report: 'Children on the Run' from violent homelands

By Susan Ferriss

Numbers of Central American and Mexico minors who say they're fleeing violence are surging.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mexico":

"… they fear armed criminal gangs, including drug cartels, and many kids from Mexico — 39 percent — said they feared recruitment into gangs involved in smu …"

"… after being turned back by Border Patrol agents who suggested he return to Mexico and provide information about smuggling routes first. In February, a repo …"

Obama moves to address campus sex assault issues raised by Center series

By Kristen Lombardi

President creates task force to help protect students from sexual violence

Excerpts from this story referencing "Rape":

"… that one in five women have become a victim while in college. Entitled “Rape and Sexual Assault: A Renewed Call to Action,” the 38-page report detail …"

A modern understanding of a long ago confession and a boy’s execution

By Corey Hutchins

Nearly seventy years after his execution, George Stinney Jr.'s involvment in a 1944 double-murder comes into question.

Majority of funds recovered in Stanford Ponzi scheme spent by receiver

By Lauren Kyger and Alison Fitzgerald

Lawyer recovering funds for victims in Stanford Ponzi scheme spends $124 million to recover $235 million.

Report urges new approach to child prostitution

By Susan Ferriss

New report says teens involved in prostitution should be treated as victims.

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Academy of Sciences":

"… ncil. The institute and council are under the auspices of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences. The report, “Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Traffic …"

One-fifth of female veterans from Iraq, Afghanistan show signs of sexual trauma

By Caitlin Cruz and Asha Anchan

News21 investigation reveals that the VA is struggling to deal with female vets who have been sexually assaulted.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Rape":

"… very traumatizing,” said Jennifer Norris, an advocate with the Military Rape Crisis Center who was assaulted while serving with the Air Force and Air N …"

Suit alleges mistreatment of California minors with mental health problems

By Susan Ferriss

California litigation cites 'unconscionable conditions' in Contra Costa County.

Child sex trafficking: schools could help stop it

By Susan Ferriss

This week's news about teen prostitution rings are a reminder that educators can help keep teens from predators.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mexico":

"… 1, a Center for Public Integrity report about minors caught along the U.S.-Mexico border highlighted cases of girls smuggled into the United States from Mex …"

"… ico border highlighted cases of girls smuggled into the United States from Mexico and later forced into prostitution. This week, when FBI officials announc …"

Evidence-based treatment works for Georgia’s troubled youth, but dollars aren’t following

State leaders are expanding evidence-based treatment for troubled youth, but roadblocks still prevent many from receiving best care.

Washington fury over military sexual assaults hits the Pentagon

By Richard H.P. Sia and Douglas Birch

President Obama calls for punishing, firing or discharging those involved.

New sexual assault trouble in the Air Force

By Richard H.P. Sia

An officer responsible for stopping AF sexual assaults is accused of that offense

Report details lives ruined for children put on sex-offender registries

By Susan Ferriss

Human Rights Watch investigates how minors, even for innocuous offenses, can end up on sex-offender registries for life.

New therapy proves effective for juvenile sex offenders

Multisystemic Therapy proves effective for juvenile sex offenders.

Students from two colleges file federal complaints related to sexual assault

Students from two colleges file federal complaints related to sexual assault.

Georgia's troubled effort to reduce juvenile crime

By Jim Walls

Georgia changed law covering juvenile offenses, but recidivism remains high

Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act headed for President's signature

By Kristen Lombardi

Measure takes on issues raised by Center probe

Report reveals dramatic decline in youth incarceration

By Susan Ferriss

U.S. still tops, but rates have declined

Federal initiative to help schools recognize youth sex trafficking

By Susan Ferriss

Students can be exploited more if they are suspended or expelled for misbehavior and left unsupervised alone.

Secret US detention program had many foreign collaborators

By Douglas Birch

A new report details the involvement of dozens of countries in rough treatment, without accountability

Notre Dame case highlights complexities of campus sexual assault investigations

By Kristen Lombardi

Notre Dame case illustrates continuing struggles

New report: Minors in 'solitary' hallucinate, harm themselves

By Susan Ferriss

New report: Minors in 'solitary' hallucinate, harm themselves

Florida to close controversial juvenile detention center

By Susan Ferriss

Florida plans to close a privately run juvenile offener home that has been under scrutiny for alleged poor treatmetn of kids.

Federal report: Fewer kids are victims of violent crime, but more are poor

By Susan Ferriss

An annual report is a mixed bag, showing fewer teen pregnancies and less violent crime, but more poverty and exposure to air pollution.

California bucks trend by rejecting new limits on 'solitary'

By Susan Ferriss

California bucks trend; politics or money to blame?

Excerpts from this story referencing "UC Berkeley":

"… e.“They’re the highest paid guards in the country,” said Krisberg of UC Berkeley. And even though the state’s fiscal crisis has required the union to acc …"

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