Monthly Archives: September 2012

For Children and Families, it’s a Poorly Mixed World

Here is my column appearing today at the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange: The academic year has started at the law school where I teach third-year students advocacy skills and legal doctrine in the area of juvenile courts and delinquency. At … Continue reading

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8 out of 10 LGBT Students Experience Harassment, But School-Based Resources and Supports Are Making a Difference

The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network‘s (GLSEN) 2011 National School Climate Survey was released last week.  According to GLSEN researchers, the annual poll — which comprised 8,584 student respondents from all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia — aims … Continue reading

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UCLA Law Review: Girls in the Juvenile Justice System

The UCLA Law Review has published two notable articles on the topic of girls in the juvenile justice system as part of their 2012 symposium, Underprotected & Overpoliced: Women, Race & Criminalization. Both articles are available for free download from the … Continue reading

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The Age of the Child

This week’s column from Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE): When I first began practicing in juvenile delinquency court in North Carolina eight years ago, I was shocked to discover that the maximum age of jurisdiction is 15. This means if … Continue reading

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In the Margins: Books and Teachers

My husband, Peter (poet/blogger, nature photographer, block party DJ), recently introduced me to the wonderful online magazine, The Rumpus, where there are two articles that I wanted to share with folks. The first is by Amy Cheney, a librarian in … Continue reading

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The End of Crime: Why Educating Inmates is Necessary

The importance of educating those in prison cannot be overemphasized.  I found the following “infographic” from onlineclasses.org (via the Prison Culture blog) and while this outfit clearly has an economic incentive to promote off-site learning, the message is absolutely legitimate.

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