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Child Welfare

Sara Kincaid of the Bismarck Tribune reports on how the flooding of the Missouri River has reduced the number of foster homes in North Dakota.


Writer Keli Goff opines in the Huffington Post about the debate over the DREAM Act, which she believes has been hijacked by “those who believe that all illegal immigrants are bad people” and “those who believe that all illegal immigrants deserve a path to citizenship.”

Rob Hotakainen of The Olympian reports on Sen. Patty Murray ‘s (D-Wash.) bill to reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act. The bill will move in the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee soon, but will be a tough one to pair with a bill in the Republican-led House.

Juvenile Justice

The sincerity of reform efforts at the Florida’s Department of Juvenile Justice can be judged by how seriously it takes the investigation into its psychiatrists prescribing powerful medications to juvenile offenders, writes Rhonda Swan of the Palm Beach Post editorial board.

Zach Benoit of the Billings Gazette reports on the efforts of the U.S. Marshals Service to help Montana tribes comply with the Adam Walsh Act.

The Dodge City Globe reports on Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s plan for the state’s federal funds from the Department of Justice. Among the recipients: two juvenile correctional facilities to “retain juvenile correctional officers.”

Anna Carrera of reports on Wisconsin’s efforts to move all of its juvenile offenders into one rural facility.


The State of Delaware is set to bail out its Boys & Girls Club, reports Robin Brown of Delaware Online, but it won’t be a long-term solution.