Monthly Archives: March 2013

The Friday Wrap-up

Another Friday rolls around.  Time to clean off the desk and share: The Center for Children’s Law and Policy and the Georgetown University Center for Juvenile Justice Reform is offering a new certificate program in reducing racial and ethnic disparities … Continue reading

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Intensive Community Mental Health Care

During the 2012 interim summer study committee hearings, the Department of Child Services (DCS) announced a new intensive outpatient mental health treatment pilot that was to roll out across Indiana by February 2013.  DCS did not meet that goal, but … Continue reading

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More Legislative Action 2013

As the end of the legislative session draws near, there were two bills that passed out of the second house that have the potential to impact our children. Senate Bill 125 would establish the Commission on Improving the Status of … Continue reading

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Chain, Chain, Chain…

The anti-shackling movement is slowly moving across the country, but has yet to take firm hold in Indiana.  Anti-shackling refers to the elimination of indiscriminate shackling of all detained juveniles during court appearances.  Rather, only juveniles who have been determined … Continue reading

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Reviewing Activities at Residential Treatment Facilities

Despite efforts to meet the least-restrictive goals of the juvenile code, there are some children who need to be removed from their home and community to get intensive treatment at a residential treatment facility or be placed at a detention … Continue reading

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The Friday Wrap-up

Friday is a time to organize and review all of the bits and pieces that have crossed my desk during the week.  Check it out: The Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings has launched a poetry contest for youth … Continue reading

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The End of the DCS Hotline As We Know It?

As usual, deep within the current budget bill lie changes to the juvenile code.  This time, it involves a much needed change to the DCS hotline. A number of citizens testified before the Interim Study Committees last summer — all … Continue reading

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