Monthly Archives: May 2014

Educational Outcomes Task Force — Commission on Improving the Status of Children

Another new task force — Educational Outcomes Task Force — is getting underway within the Commission on Improving the Status of Children that will analyze the educational services and outcomes for court-involved youth.  Dr. Susan Lockwood, Director of Juvenile Education with … Continue reading

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2014 Interim Study Committee on Education — School Discipline

The 2014 Interim Study Committee on Education will focus on school discipline, expulsion, or exclusion of a student from school, as described in Item 5 here, and HEA 1319-2014, Section 9). For previous posts on school discipline, see: Is Zero … Continue reading

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Indiana Not Complying With PREA

Governor Pence sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on May 15, 2014, which states that Indiana will not come into full compliance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA).  For a copy of the letter and coverage … Continue reading

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DCS Oversight Committee May 2014 Meeting

The DCS Oversight Committee did meet in May after a hiatus since October 2013, and since being named a task force under the umbrella of the Commission on Improving the Status of Children.  The meeting minute are here. Of note … Continue reading

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I.C. 35-45-4-6 Indecent Display of a Youth

I.C. 35-45-4-6 is a new law to address sexting and other images of children, effective July 1, 2014, that is already causing some confusion amongst the lawyers who are going to be actually dealing with it in criminal and juvenile court. … Continue reading

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2014 Interim Study Committee on Corrections & Criminal Code

Several juvenile justice topics have been assigned to the 2014 Interim Study Committee on Corrections & Criminal Code, including: Criminal justice issues concerning individuals with autism spectrum disorders The status of the Indiana juvenile detention alternatives initiative (JDAI) Recent United … Continue reading

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School-Based Diversion for Youth with Mental Health Needs Webinar

On May 29, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. EST, a school-based diversion program for mentally ill youth from Connecticut, developed with the support of the MacArthur Foundations Models for Change Initiative, will be highlighted during a webinar.  Topics will include: (1) … Continue reading

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