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Push for Children's Trust Pits Orange County Mayor Against Longtime Kids' Advocate - The Orlando Sentinel

Dick Batchelor, chairman of the Children's Trust of Orange County, has made allegations that Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs tried to thwart an Orange County Commission vote on services for homeless, impoverished, abuse, and at-risk children…
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FREE Webinar: The Model Programs Guide (MPG) Diversion Programs Implementation Guide - Wednesday, May 2 at 1:00 PM

The Webinar will present a webinar to discuss “The Model Programs Guide (MPG) Diversion Programs Implementation Guide.” This webinar will provide an overview of the resources available on the MPG, including program profiles, literature reviews,…
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Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Appeal of Teen Sentenced to 241 Years in Prison - The Hill

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review the case of Bobby Bostic, who argues that his 241-year sentence violates the Eighth Amendment under Graham v. Florida. Read more and watch.
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FREE Webinar: Second Chance Act Ensuring Public Safety and Improving Outcomes for Youth in Confinement and While Under Community Supervision Grant Solicitation Review Webinar

On April 24, 2018, from 2 to 3 p.m. ET, OJJDP will present OJJDP FY 18 Second Chance Act Ensuring Public Safety and Improving Outcomes for Youth in Confinement and While Under Community Supervision. This webinar will provide an overview of Category…
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Indicators Of School Crime And Safety: 2017

Last week, the Bureau of Justice Statistics released its annual report on school crime and safety. This annual report, produced jointly by the Bureau of Justice Statistics and National Center for Education Statistics, presents data on school…
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Federal Funding Available for Improving Juvenile Reentry Programs' Data Collection, Analysis, and Reporting

This solicitation supports the development and implementation of an effort to improve the capacity of state and local government agencies, and local juvenile reentry programs for data collection, analysis, and reporting. The data capacity improvements…
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FREE Parenting Webinars, April 16-26

Over the next two weeks, Parenting Beyond Punishment will be hosting several seminars listed below. Monday, April 16th 10:30 AM Using Your Longterm Goals to Guide Your Everyday Parenting Decisions - Join Dr. Joan Durrant, Robbyn Peters…
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Parental Conflict Can Do Lasting Damage to Kids - ScienceDaily

Researchers have found that even low-level parental conflict can have lasting effects on children, especially those who are shy. Read more.

DOJ Juvenile Justice Unit Faces Big Staff Cuts - The Crime Report

The Trump administration's planned cuts to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) will likely impact the department's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). Read more.
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Raised in the System - VICE News

The Emmy-winning weekly news magazine series VICE returns for its sixth season with an extended special season premiere featuring Emmy-nominated actor Michael Kenneth Williams (The Wire, The Night Of) as he embarks on a personal journey to expose…
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Intersection: First Tri-County Homeless Youth Count

As of last October, Orange, Osceola, and Seminole Counties had 268 unaccompanied homeless youth aged 13 to 24. Read more and listen.
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The Silence: The Legacy of Childhood Trauma - The New Yorker

In this piece, Pulitzer Prize winning author Junot Díaz reveals his struggles with childhood trauma and sexual violence. Read more.
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Inaugural Kids vs. Cops Basketball Game - April 13, 2018 at 6:00 PM

University High School and the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 93 is hosting Kids vs. Cops Basketball game to benefit the University HS Athletic Program and the FOP Lodge 93 Foundation.
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Planning Decisions to Successfully Launch Family Drug Court

Yesterday, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention hosted Planning Decisions to Successfully Launch Family Drug Court. Webinar materials can be accessed below.   Materials PowerPoint Presentations Read, N. W., &…
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Government Watchdog Finds Racial Bias in School Discipline - The New York Times

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a new report on school disciplinary policies nationwide. The GAO found that African-American students are being punished disproportionately compared to Caucasian students. Read more.