Top Headlines 4/19

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Child Welfare

A new task force has been created in Illinois with the goal of getting police and child protection services on the same page when necessary, reports Fox 2 Now investigative reporter Chris Hayes.

Education/Jobs

Senate Republicans are threatening to boycott next month’s for-profit college hearings, according to Ben Wolfgang with The Washington Times. Republicans members of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee accuse their Democratic counterparts of bias in the previous hearings and maintain that unless changes are made to how the hearings are conducted, they won’t be in attendance.

Juvenile Justice

Wyoming, the only state in the nation that does not participate in the federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, may soon create its first unified juvenile court system, reports Ben Neary of The Republic.

The Juvenile Justice Information Exchange begins a three-part piece by Bill Sanders on  one Georgia teen’s interaction with the juvenile justice system. His offenses were entirely fueled by his addiction to prescription medication.  

In Illinois, reports Bill Healy of WBEZ, where juveniles get arrested is almost as important as why they get arrested.