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May 2022
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It’s hard to imagine that there are children who suffer from the stress of not having enough to eat, a place to rest their heads at night, or how they will get to school. Even with all the programs developed by the federal government, poverty still ...
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Apr 2022
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Originally created with the intention of aiding adults in quitting traditional cigarettes, e-cigarettes have been finding their way into the hands of at-risk teens in recent years with an ever-increasing frequency. In 2011, less than five percent of ...
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Mar 2022
Wednesday
Drug and alcohol use can cause tragedy across all members of society. Perhaps one of the most vulnerable groups is that of justice-involved youth.
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Mar 2022
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Suspending and expelling students from school and taking them through the juvenile and criminal justice system for minor infractions has created the school-to-prison pipeline. According to a U.S. Department of Justice complaint, officials in some ...
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Mar 2022
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The Sellers had lived in Pell City, Alabama for as long as they could remember. They had been married for over 17 years, established themselves in their local church, and had their first and only child, Sydney, in the city. Sydney was their pride ...
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Feb 2022
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There are many factors that can affect at-risk teenagers’ decision to smoke or drink alcohol. In the last few decades, however, the rapid growth of advertising and consumerism has begun to have an enormous influence on teens.
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Feb 2022
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An estimated 3 of every 4 victims of sex trafficking are girls or women. In the case of young female victims, they often share similar characteristics: they are homeless or runaways, victims of previous abuse, and often involved in the juvenile ...
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Jan 2022
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Many young people worry that their criminal past will follow them throughout their lives. As soon as a high-risk teen comes into contact with law enforcement, a criminal record is opened on them, and this report will contain every single document ...
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Dec 2021
Wednesday
What is a Status Offense? Violating curfew, running away from home, or skipping school may not be good choices, but are they actions that should land a minor in the justice system?
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Nov 2021
Wednesday
Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can cause youth to develop coping mechanisms and behavior that stops social-emotional development and can dramatically impair their academic success. Gang activity, drug use, delinquent behavior, and aggressive ...
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