As New York Raises The Age, Youth Arrests Fall

Since the implementation of New York’s Raise the Age (RTA) law in October, not much has changed for upstate Jefferson County. While 16-year-olds who would have previously been charged in adult court are now being […]

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Child Welfare

Marcia Lowry, With New Secret Funding Source, Resumes Lawsuit Against New York City Foster Care

A nonprofit law firm representing a group of New York City foster youth has resumed long-running litigation against the city’s Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) and the state agency that oversees it. A Better Childhood […]


Poetry Contest Honorable Mention: Menace to Society

This poem was a highly commended entry in the 2019 Words Unlocked poetry contest hosted by the Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings.    I am a 15-year-old Menace to society, Well, through the […]


Child Deaths Have Put L.A.’s Antelope Valley on the Map. But How Dangerous Is It for Children?

Since the news of 4-year-old Noah Cuatro’s death broke earlier this month, Los Angeles County officials and local media have latched onto a similar theme: that the sparsely populated Antelope Valley region is particularly dangerous […]