New laws in U.S. will assist children in care who cross into justice system

Exciting news from the U.S., where a bill, the Childhood Outcomes Need New Efficient Community Teams (CONNECT) Act will authorize grants for collecting data on and developing policies to help so-called "dual status youth". Dual status youth or "crossover cases" refer to young people who are involved with both the welfare and justice systems. “We need more information … Continue reading New laws in U.S. will assist children in care who cross into justice system

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Dearth of data and information about youth in the juvenile justice system

It's interesting how stories about child protection and youth justice from different parts of the world often mirror what's happening here in Ireland. A story from the U.S. this week reports on the dearth of data and information about youth in the juvenile justice system. The report is called Denied Existence  and calls on the authorities to implement a … Continue reading Dearth of data and information about youth in the juvenile justice system

Scourge of domestic violence puts children at risk

  A story in the UK media caught our eye this week: A rising number of children are being taken into care to protect them from domestic violence by teenage and other young adult parents, research by a London charity shows today. The Family Rights Group, which helps families involved with the care system, said … Continue reading Scourge of domestic violence puts children at risk