Tag Archives: Homelessness

Not Just Running the Streets: Why Some Kids Skip School

When children skip school and are referred to the juvenile delinquency system, probation officers and defense attorneys must work to identify the underlying issues triggering the truancy and attempt to hook that student up with needed services while diverting the … Continue reading

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The Life of a Homeless Child

For those who have not read this widely distributed, five-part New York Times story, Invisible Child, please take a few moments to contemplate how many of our children are living a variation of this life with economic, food, medical, and … Continue reading

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Education and Homeless Children

According to the Indiana Department of Education, over 29,000 children in Indiana experience homelessness each year.  There are times when the juvenile court and/or juvenile probation officers have to coordinate resources with the schools to provide adequate education for the … Continue reading

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