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 "Senate":

"… w policies for detaining and aggressively interrogating such captives. The Senate Intelligence committee chairman, Bob Graham (D-Fla.), responded by sending …"

"… nstein (D-Calif.), the committee’s current chairwoman, said in a lengthy Senate floor speech unveiling the 2012 report that the CIA’s actions were “a …"

"… attack plans, capture terrorists and save lives.” Republicans from the Senate committee said in a lengthy minority report that they agreed with the CIA, …"

"… g the continued use of EIT. Then-CIA director Michael Hayden told the Senate committee in April 2007 that interrogators did not deliberately withhold m …"

Juvenile facilities strive to foster ‘family engagement’

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "commissioner":

"… had a really bad experience with over a period of years,” Peter Forbes, commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services (DYS), said in an interv …"

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 "electricity":

"… d winter clothes. In some states families of inmates pay for toilet paper, electricity, even room and board, as governments increasingly shift the costs of impri …"

Flurry of new legislation targets sexual assault on campus

By Kristen Lombardi

New legislation follows landmark Center series

Excerpts from this story referencing "Education":

"… ution’s operating budget. Both bills would also increase funding for the Education Department to hire more Title IX and Clery Act investigators, and force th …"

"… b what everyone from President Barack Obama to Vice President Joe Biden to Education Secretary Arne Duncan has called an “epidemic” of sexual violence on c …"

"… roblem, issuing new guidance and launching a new website. Within days, the Education Department released for the first time a list of every college and univers …"

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Public Radio":

"… Campus: A Frustrating Search for Justice” — done in collaboration with National Public Radio — showed that campus judicial proceedings regarding allegations of sexua …"

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 "Education":


"… sexual violence on college campuses. The interagency group, which includes Education secretary Arne Duncan and attorney general Eric Holder, among other senior …"

"… will also give students information to help them file complaints with the Education and Justice departments, among other resources. Justice officials will de …"

"… administrators who investigate and adjudicate sexual assault cases; their Education counterparts will prepare similar materials to train campus health center …"

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.

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 "National Public Radio":

"… Campus: A Frustrating Search for Justice” — done in collaboration with National Public Radio — showed that campus judicial proceedings regarding allegations of sexua …"

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "South Carolina":

"… That summer, fewer than 90 days after the girls were killed, the State of South Carolina shocked George Stinney Jr. to death in an electric chair that could barely …"

"… tunately can lead to false confessions,” says Joe McCulloch, a lawyer in South Carolina's capital city of Columbia who directs the state chapter of the anti-death …"

"… level, Kassin says hundreds of jurisdictions are doing it voluntarily. In South Carolina, police can use oral confessions in court just as they did in 1944, says M …"

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.

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 "Veteran":

"… ed positive for military sexual trauma (MST) once back home, Department of Veterans Affairs records show. And this may understate the crisis, experts say, be …"

"… le the Veteran was serving on active duty or active duty for training.” Veterans can seek a disability compensation rating for MST and the related effects …"

"… ed. Despite this, Amanda Schroeder, a union president for employees of the Veterans Benefits Administration in Portland, Ore., said MST claims are complicate …"

Suit alleges mistreatment of California minors with mental health problems

By Susan Ferriss

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Education":

"… . Kader is named in the suit, along with the Contra Costa County Office of Education, which supervises Education at the hall. Peggy Mashburn, chief communicat …"

"… eggy Mashburn, chief communications officers at the Contra Costa Office of Education — which is also named as a defendant — said that the office …"

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.

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Governor":

"… study commissioned by the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice and the Governor’s Office of Children and Families, and a December 2012 study from the Sp …"

"… n in FY 2014. Joe Vignati, who is helping design the grant program at the Governor’s Office for Children, acknowledges that the state’s $6 million commit …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Senate Armed Services Committee":

"… ces” stemming from a military court proceeding. The case also prompted a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing in March on sexual assaults in the military. Responding to lawmak …"

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "attorney":

"… s — median age 15 — in 20 states.  Prosecutors, defense attorneys, child sexuality experts and victims of “child on child” sexual assau …"

"… nal expert on the application of sex offender registration laws who was an attorney at the Defender Association of Philadelphia. She specialized in child sexu …"

New therapy proves effective for juvenile sex offenders

Multisystemic Therapy proves effective for juvenile sex offenders.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Illinois":

"… cases of juvenile offenders with mental health problems? In Cook County, Illinois, juvenile court leaders decided to find out.  Specifically, they agre …"

Students from two colleges file federal complaints related to sexual assault

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Public Integrity":

"… pus sexual assault victims — the subject of a major investigation by the Center for Public Integrity.   The New York Times reported that the complaints were filed agains …"

Georgia's troubled effort to reduce juvenile crime

By Jim Walls

Georgia changed law covering juvenile offenses, but recidivism remains high

Excerpts from this story referencing "Georgia":

"… ithin three years, compared to just 15 percent of whites. …"

"… juvenile facilities. Two decades later, though, a new data analysis shows Georgia's juvenile system has turned out just as high a percentage of repeat offen …"

"… lony recidivism rates have been virtually identical. The findings come as Georgia policy-makers debate proposed reforms intended to rehabilitate non-violent …"

"… m that remains ill-equipped to help them straighten out their lives. Some Georgia law-enforcement leaders believe violent juveniles should be locked up and …"

Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act headed for President's signature

By Kristen Lombardi

Measure takes on issues raised by Center probe

Excerpts from this story referencing "president":

"… ards making sure no one in America is forced to live in fear.”  The president said he “look[s] forward to signing it into law as soon as it hits my de …"

"… s my desk.” Campus SaVE will technically take effect one year after the president signs the VAWA reauthorization, but as a practical matter, its effects wil …"

Report reveals dramatic decline in youth incarceration

By Susan Ferriss

U.S. still tops, but rates have declined

Excerpts from this story referencing "Laura Speer":

"… juvenile justice systems have locked up fewer delinquent youth.”  Laura Speer, associate director of policy reform and data at Casey, said in an intervi …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bush":

"… icans can “review and judge the legality of these operations.” Former Bush administration officials and others who have defended the rendition and in …"

Notre Dame case highlights complexities of campus sexual assault investigations

By Kristen Lombardi

Notre Dame case illustrates continuing struggles

Excerpts from this story referencing "Senate":

"… to pass — eventually. It had been incorporated, as Section 304, into the Senate’s re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act, but not the House …"

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Miami":

"… represent children at Thompson for one year. Lawyers with Aronowitz Law in Miami, the law firm representing Youth Services International, said the company …"

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 "Law":

"… hours are spent in constructive activities, said Sara Norman of the Prison Law Office, which sued state juvenile prisons.Sessa did not contest the audit …"

"… minal-justice expert at the University of California at Berkeley School of Law, said he is more concerned now about the county facilities than the state …"

"… ed by the campaign-donations and high-priced lobbying game at the Capitol. Law-enforcement associations “always seem to seem to have unlimited resource …"