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Central Florida's Homeless Students Top 14,000 - The Orlando Sentinel

A new study has found that there are nearly 15,000 homeless students in Central Florida, which includes Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Lake Counties. Read more and watch.
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State Trends Show Fewer Young People Tried as Adults, New Report Says - Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

According to a new report from the Campaign for Youth Justice, the number of juveniles automatically charged in adult court has dropped by nearly half from the period of 2007 to 2014. The report also found that the number of young people incarcerated…
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Education Desk: When Students Find Themselves Homeless - WMFE

Christina Savino, Senior Administrator of Homeless and Migrant Services for  Orange County Public Schools (OCPS), discusses how the county assists homeless students. Read more and listen.
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Fight Club: A Miami Herald Investigation into Florida Juvenile Justice System - The Miami Herald

A two-year investigation by The Miami Herald has uncovered widespread system abuse in Florida's Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). Read more.
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Youth Involved in Justice System Less Likely to Use Preventive Care - Healio

New research shows that youths involved in the juvenile justice system, including those who have been arrested, are more likely to use emergency services in lieu of preventive care measures. Read more.
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Fewer Youths Incarcerated, But Gap Between Blacks and Whites Worsens - NPR

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) released new statistics showing a decrease in youth incarceration rates. Critics, however, note that the racial disparity between black and white youth confinement is widening. Criminal justice reformers…
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Free Webinar: Partnering with P&As to Improve Educational Outcomes for Youth with Disabilities in the Juvenile Justice System, October 3 at 4-5:00 pm ET

Webinar: Partnering with P&As to Improve Educational Outcomes for Youth with Disabilities in the Juvenile Justice System Tuesday, October 3 at 4-5:00 pm ET An estimated 30-50% of those in the juvenile justice system are identified as…
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Free Webinar: Reforming the Care and Custody of Young Adults Sentenced to State Prison, October 2 at 11:30 AM

Reforming the Care and Custody of Young Adults Sentenced to State Prison Monday, October 2, 2017 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Register Beginning October 2nd, 2017, the Vera Institute of Justice will be accepting Letters of Interest (LOI)…
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Several Community Members Part of State Attorney's New Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee - Action News Jax

Melissa Nelson, State Attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit of Florida, has launched a new Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee. The committee will include attorneys, judges, professors, and other involves in the juvenile community. Read…
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Juvenile Law Center Releases New Report on Solitary Confinement in Juvenile Facilities

Last week, the Juvenile Law Center released its new report, Unlocking Youth: Legal Strategies to End Solitary Confinement in Juvenile Facilities. The report was able to make a number of findings: The use of solitary confinement in juvenile…
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Free Webinar: Federal Legislation to Promote Access and Success in Higher Education for Youth in Foster Care and Experiencing Homelessness - Wednesday, September 27 at 4:00-5:00 pm ET

Two important pieces of legislation have been introduced in Congress to promote higher education success for youth experiencing homelessness and youth in foster care, “Higher Education Access and Success for Homeless and Foster Youth Act”…
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Free Webinar: Alternatives to Strip Searches for Youth in the Justice System - Wednesday, September 27 at 2:30-4:00 pm ET

Juvenile Law Center attorneys Natane Eaddy and Karen Lindell with special guest Melanie Shapiro, Director of Juvenile Justice Policy for the Maryland Office of the Public Defender, will discuss alternatives to strip searches for youth in the…
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The Teenage Brain: Child Mind Institute Issues New Report on Teenage Mental Health - Markets Insider

This week, the Child Mind Institute released its 2017 Children's Mental Health Report, which includes analysis of why adolescent brain development creates a high-risk period of impulsive behaviors and the onset of mental health and substance…
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Untrained Police Officers in Schools Focus on Girls of Color, Report Says - Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

Research by the Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality and the National Black Women's Justice Institute has found that African-American girls are approximately four times more likely to be arrested at an educational institution than…