Visitors to Juvenile Hall Feel Stuck Too

By Susannah Rosenblatt  |  The Los Angeles Times  —   On a typical Sunday morning in an industrial patch of the northern San Fernando Valley, a couple of dozen mothers and fathers huddle together a few hours after sunrise. Armed with camp chairs, snacks and magazines, the early-bird crowd, eager to visit their sons and daughters at Barry J. […]

Posted Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

Young Offender Camp a Possibility for Area

By EMILIE RAGUSO  |  Sacramento Bee  — Stanislaus and neighboring counties will keep more youthful offenders closer to home if a monumental change to the state’s juvenile justice system is approved with this year’s budget. “I’ve been in this business for 34 years, and this has been the biggest thing I’ve seen happen,” said Brian L. Cooley, Merced […]

Posted Friday, August 10th, 2007

2007 KIDS COUNT Data Book Now Available

The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 18th annual KIDS COUNT Data Book is now available. The annual Data Book is a national and state-by-state profile of the well-being of America’s children that seeks to enrich discussions concerning ways to secure better futures for all kids. The Data Book ranks states on 10 key measures and provides […]

Posted Friday, August 10th, 2007

The Incompletion Rule

San Francisco Chronicle  — JOSHUA LEONARD, executive director of an East Bay nonprofit agency that serves foster children, has filed a lawsuit alleging that California discriminates against foster children with disabilities. The current “completion rule” states that foster children who have not completed high school by the age of 18, but have a strong possibility of […]

Posted Thursday, August 2nd, 2007