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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.


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.