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Juvenile Delinquents

An Ounce of Faith

Wendy Adamson | Posted 08.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Wendy Adamson

What happened to all my dreams, I wondered? What was wrong with me? Meanwhile Darlene and I weren't getting along. She was jealous and always trying to score points. Before I knew it, I was playing along. Left to our devices we could turn our 'bad childhoods' into some quid pro quo.

Criminal Justice Reforms Must Include Youth Behind Bars

Liz Ryan | Posted 07.20.2015 | Politics
Liz Ryan

The president and congress should not leave out youth behind bars in efforts to reform criminal justice this year and their actions must focus on reforms at both the federal and state level. Kalief Browder and Andre Sheffield's deaths are a sobering reminder to the president and the congress of the urgency and the need to ensure youth behind bars are not left behind.

First Degree Murder and Two Degress of Separation Make a 360 Degree Connection

Joanne Dagonese | Posted 04.02.2015 | Crime
Joanne Dagonese

Although I don't make routine stops to read every story that pops up on my screen, for some reason that day, I did.

Another State Might End Life Sentences Without Parole For Minors

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

Seven states across the country have already outlawed life sentences for minors, and it looks like Hawaii might be next. The bill, which is now at ...

Lee Hernandez

'Firelight' Star On Juvenile Delinquents

HuffingtonPost.com | Lee Hernandez | Posted 04.23.2012 | Latino Voices

A lot of people know actress Q'Orianka Kilcher from her scene-stealing turn in director Terrence Malick's "The New World" (2005), but what a lot of pe...

Texas Considers Law Giving Teachers Criminal Histories Of Their Students

AP | DANNY ROBBINS | Posted 08.13.2011 | Education

DALLAS — Texas is close to enacting a law that would provide teachers with detailed information about the criminal histories of their students, ...

Kids & Crime: Translating the Language of Rage

David Chura | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Chura

I saw that my job was to translate this language of rage with the hope that people will hear and comprehend just what society's young throw-aways have been trying to tell us all along.

Learning Works Charter School Chasers Help Dropouts Graduate

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

"Chasers" make all the difference at Learning Works! Charter School in Pasadena, California. Unlike at a typical educational institution, the Learning...