Monthly Archives: August 2013

Need to Test Detained Youth for STD’s

In 2011, youth age 15-19 years of age accounted for 34% of Indiana’s reported cases of Chlamydia and 27% of the state’s reported cases of gonorrhea, according to Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) statistics presented to the Commission on … Continue reading

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Four Resource Centers for Change

The MacArthur Foundation recently created four resource centers “to provide judges, prosecutors, defenders, policymakers, advocates, probation officers, and mental health and social service agencies with technical assistance, trainings, tools, and resources to advance juvenile justice reform throughout the country.”  The … Continue reading

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Interstate Compact on Juveniles

The Interstate Compact on Juveniles (“Compact”) provides guidelines for situations such as what to do if a child who is on probation or parole in State A wants to move to State B or how to handle a child who … Continue reading

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Anti-bullying — Children with Disabilities

On August 20, 2013, the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services issued guidance to schools and stakeholders about the special issues of bullying students with disabilities, and the school’s ongoing obligation to provide free appropriate … Continue reading

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Will PREA Standards Keep Kids Out of Jail and Prison?

The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) was signed into law in 2003, but implementation has been slow and complex.  PREA Standard 115.14 requires that adult facilities implement policies that segregate minors from older prisoners. As Prisons Prepare for PREA, Impact … Continue reading

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Commission on Children Follow-up

At yesterday’s first meeting of the Commission on Improving the Status of Children, several members focused on mental health as a top priority, according to Marisa Kwiatkowski, Indianapolis Star reporter, who was live tweeting from the meeting (@IndyMarisaK).  See wrap-up … Continue reading

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First Meeting of Commission on Improving Status of Children

The agenda for the first meeting of the Indiana Commission on Improving the Status of Children has been published.  The meeting is today, August 21, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. in Conference Room C of the Indiana Government Center South in … Continue reading

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