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April 01, 2015

Child abuse beyond the family

posted by Juvenile Law Center

As the country spends April doing more for children in dire circumstances, we’re leading efforts to protect child welfare- and justice-involved youth from abusive conditions.

Tags:Child Welfare|Juvenile and Criminal Justice
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March 25, 2015

Have We Gotten the Message of Anderson v. Houston?

posted by Juvenile Law Center

Ten years ago, in Anderson v. HoustonJuvenile Law Center and the ACLU sued the Pennsylvania state child welfare agency for discriminating against relatives who sought to become foster parents. Since Anderson, federal law has radically shifted, but too many youth still age out of foster care without finding family.

Tags:Child Welfare
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March 23, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court to Address Question of Miller Retroactivity

posted by Juvenile Law Center

The United States Supreme Court granted review in Montgomery v. Louisiana, addressing the question of whether Miller v. Alabama (2012) applies retroactively to individuals serving mandatory juvenile life without parole sentences.

Tags:Juvenile and Criminal Justice
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