Human Rights Watch released an 111-page report, “Raised on the Registry: The Irreparable Harm of Placing Children on Sex Offender Registries in the US”
Dealing with the unmet need of our mentally ill children is a multidimensional problem that will likely take years to fully address in Indiana. Illinois has some efforts to consider in After Years of Slow Progress, Illinois Finds Traction In Efforts to Meet Needs of Mentally Ill Youth. Also, consider this op-ed piece: Treating the Cause, Not the Symptom, When Juvenile Justice and Mental Health Meet by Julie Biehl.
The Juvenile Law Center in Pennsylvania is working on a nationwide project gathering data about the expungement process, which will be made available to juvenile justice system participants, including children. Public defenders in Indiana were recently contacted to review the Indiana data for accuracy and feedback.
Don’t forget, registration is open for the 15th ABA National Conference on Children in & the Law in Washington, D.C. on July 12-13, 2013. And, for those who represent parents in CHINS and termination of parental rights cases, registration is also open for the ABA 3rd National Parent Attorneys Conference in Washington, D.C. on July 10-11, 2013.
Have a restful weekend!