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Child Welfare

In Montgomery County, Ohio, reports Joanne Smith of the Dayton Daily News, officials are pushing back against a mandate by the state to help teach parents how to better care for disabled children. The push-back comes from the fact that the policy comes with no state support to actually do it, Smith reports.

Education/Jobs

In big cities, reports the Associated Press, cuts to summer jobs programs and summer school are creating a perfect storm of nothing-to-do for teens.

American Enterprise Institute researcher Andrew Kelly, in a Huffington Post column,  rips PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel’s plan to provide scholarships for top students that elect not to attend college.

Juvenile Justice

State budget cuts will almost certainly force some top-down challenges to Clark County ‘s (Las Vegas) juvenile justice system, reports Steve Kanigher of the Las Vegas Sun

Three pieces here from Southern Maryland Online about juvenile justice: one on girls in the system, one on a public defender educating teens about the cost of crime, and one about aspirations by some to build Maryland’s system in the mold of Missouri.