by Nisha Ajmani Mark*, age 17, is one of many California adolescents currently detained in juvenile hall anxiously awaiting a judicial decision on whether they will be prosecuted as juveniles or adults. The proceeding is […]
By Erica Webster Letters thrown in a urinal. Standing in the cold at 5 AM. Locked in solitary confinement for days. These are some of the disciplinary methods James Anderson remembers correctional officers using at […]
On Feb. 12, California Attorney General Kamala Harris held a press conference in Los Angeles to announce the creation of a “Bureau of Children’s Justice” with goals ranging from reducing truancy and combatting “childhood trauma” […]
This presentation looks at the impact of trauma on the educational well-being of court-involved students. To read the article click HERE.
The study was conducted on system-involved youth, which collected information from students themselves. To read this article click HERE.
As long as demand for the commercial sex markets remains strong, reductions in incidences of child sex trafficking should not be expected. Attempts to combat drug trafficking and abuse have proven to be costly and […]
This fall, I traveled to Washington D.C. to attend the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s (CCAI) Angels in Adoption celebration. The event, which draws stars from entertainment and D.C.’s political elite, always fills the cavernous Ronald […]
New funding is raising the profile of commercially sexually exploited children, and hopes that California can do a better job to protect them. A recent infusion of funding from both the state and federal government, […]
A reckoning is coming in child protection. On December 2, the new and increasingly influential Children’s Data Network partnered with the California Child Welfare Indicators Project to release a slew of studies showing that one in […]