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When Kids Kill

Two were only 13 years old. Three were just a few months shy of turning 18. Four committed their crimes in this decade, and just as many have spent more than 30 years behind bars. At least two sold sex for money. One witnessed his father…
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Childhood Trauma and Its Lifelong Health Effects More Prevalent Among Minorities

When researchers first discovered a link in the late 1990s between childhood adversity and chronic health problems later in life, the real revelation was how common those experiences were across all socioeconomic groups. But the first major…
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Advocates Say Cyntoia Brown's Case is Part of the 'Sexual Abuse-to-Prison' Pipeline - NPR

The case of Cyntoia Brown is back in the news as numerous celebrities demand justice. Brown, a human-trafficking victim, was convicted of murdering a man who she claims she believed was going to harm her. Brown was ultimately sentenced to life…
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Sinister Web - The Shreveport Times

This five-part program by The Shreveport Times investigates how child pornography has changed in the Digital Age. Read more. Chapter 1 centers on how the Internet and other types of digital technology have affected the manufacture and…
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Sexual Assault in Schools

By Sarah Krantz, Esq. In a four-year period from 2011 to 2015, the Associated Press (AP) investigated, supplemented by federal crime data, sexual assaults that were occurring inside of schools and found almost 17,000 official reports.[i]…
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Sexual Victimization in Juvenile Facilities

By Sarah Krantz, Esq. Although juvenile justice reform has brought about many positive changes in the last few years, there is still room for improvement. One of the major issue that continues to plague the system today is the rate of sexual…
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STUDY: LGBT Youth Are Disproportionately in Jail - The Advocate

A study recently published by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) exposes the harms that LGBTQ youths are at higher risk for incarceration in the juvenile justice system to begin with. Particularly concerning is number of queer…