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Recreational Therapy is Lifesaver for Kids in Juvenile Detention - Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

Bill Dorsey works as a shift supervisor at the Ada County Juvenile Justice Detention Center in Boise, Idaho. Outside of his daily duties, Dorsey also provides a valuable service to the youths held in detention — he teaches music. By providing…
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SNAP Program Helps At-Risk Kids Before They Get into Trouble - The Pensacola News Journal

The "Stop Now and Plan" program has been trickling across Florida counties for the past four years, initially under the banner of the Department of Juvenile Justice but it is now run by the Florida Network of Youth and Family Services. The program…
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Commentary: Nurses in Schools Make Good - The Orlando Sentinel

The Tampa Bay Times wrote an editorial about a year ago saying that Pinellas County was smart to invest in more school nurses. This is a timely issue for Orange County too. It is now the ninth-largest U.S. school district, exploding with growth.…
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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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Campaign Lessons from Closing Youth Prisons

Last week, Law@theMargins Editor Chaumtoli Huq engaged in conversation with Youth First Initiative (YFI) staff, partners, and youth leaders on their campaign to close youth prisons. Speakers included Mishi Faruqee and Hernan Carvente of YFI, Retha…
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FREE Webinar: Campaign Lessons from Closing Youth Prisons - March 28, 12:30 PM

Join Law@theMargins Editor Chaumtoli Huq’s conversation with Youth First Initiative staff, partners and youth leaders on their campaign to close youth prisons. This webinar in collaboration with Youth First builds on our 2016 webinar…
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Award-Winning ‘Evac Movement’ Not Returning to Jacksonville’s Lee High School - The Florida Times-Union

Despite award-winning success, Lee High School will not be continuing its leadership class for at-risk youths for the 2017-2018 school year. Read more.
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Yoga Helps At-risk Girls Cope with Trauma, Georgetown Law Report Finds - PR Web

Georgetown Law's Center on Poverty and Inequality released a report this week on specialized yoga programs. The report found that such programs can help at-risk girls overcome the harmful effects of childhood trauma. Read more.

Federal Mentoring Grant for Youth Maybe in Danger Under New Administration - The Social Work Helper

The Youth Mentoring Grant, which aims to provide mentorship for at-risk juveniles, is in danger of being defunded by the Trump administration's budget proposals. Over 40 youth organizations have expressed their support for the grant. Read…