Juvenile facilities strive to foster ‘family engagement’

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

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 "Maine":

"… or that helps states set up their websites, charges a flat fee of $2.40 in Maine to send money to inmates. Until recently, Arkansas charged 5 percent to se …"

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 "Center for Public Integrity":

"… Capitol Hill and the Obama administration is drawing new attention to the Center for Public Integrity’s landmark investigation of campus sexual assault. Published in a six-p …"

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 "Center for Public Integrity":

"… es respond to the problem — the focus of a landmark investigation by the Center for Public Integrity. At an afternoon ceremony attended by students, victims’ advocates, and …"

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 "Center for Public Integrity":

"… prevent them from being returned to threatening conditions. In 2011, the Center for Public Integrity reported on how screenings failed to identify and aid minors attempting to …"

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

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "United Kingdom":

"… f Stanford’s assets that have been frozen in Switzerland, Canada and the United Kingdom. Janvey has been enmeshed in controversy regarding the Stanford liquidati …"

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 "Senate":

"… said. Pingree said her bill, which passed the House and is pending in the Senate, is needed because of the difficulty she’s seen when victims try to prov …"

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 "Law":

"… hts Advocates and the San Paul Hastings private Law firm in San Francisco. Lawyers filing the suit say they have corresponded with probation and other of …"

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.

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Assault":

"… crime,” Army Maj. Gen. Gary Patton, director of the Pentagon’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office, acknowledged to reporters. Nonetheless, bo …"

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Michigan":

"… , who was 11 years old when convicted of one count of sexual misconduct in Michigan for touching, not penetrating, his sister’s genitals. He was not allowed …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Delaware":

"… nd recidivism among black juveniles was slightly higher than for whites in Delaware and Missouri. In Washington state, the rates for both races were roughly t …"

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 "New York":

"… ut the bill’s virtues. On Tuesday, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, a Democrat from New York, re-introduced Campus SaVE on the House side. That same day, House Minorit …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Afghanistan":

"… lies, among them Canada, Germany, Britain, Turkey, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Afghanistan, Lithuania, Morocco, Poland, Romania and Thailand all hosted CIA “black …"

"… Germany. In March 2002 Iran handed over 15 suspects to the government of Afghanistan, which transferred ten of them to U.S. custody. The report said the transf …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "New York":

"… ed in local and state detention facilities in Florida, Colorado, Michigan, New York and Pennsylvania. Investigators also corresponded with confined minors in …"

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 "West Virginia":

"… y or “behavior management” isolation for more than 72 hours. In April, West Virginia joined six other states in prohibiting solitary confinement as a way to pu …"

Supreme Court: Children shouldn't get life with no parole possibility

By Susan Ferriss

A Supreme Court decision means thousands will be eligible to get hearings for new sentences for crimes committed as minors.

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