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Child Welfare

A Chicago-based nonprofit has worked with a Milwaukee church to help establish 24 households where children in crisis can go before a family situation gets to the point where the child welfare system needs to get involved, reports Annysa Johnson of the Journal Sentinel.

Education/Jobs

The $26.5 billion in federal student loans that went to for-profit colleges last year considerably enriched shareholders and company executives, opines Linda Stamato in an op-ed for NJ.com, but provided no bargain for students.

A group called Texas Campus Compact is developing a website that will track service learning activities by students and connect those student volunteers with prospective employers, reports Tamarind Phinisee of the San Antonio Business Journal.

Juvenile Justice

A new juvenile justice code for Georgia will be on the desks of state lawmakers when they return for a special session in August, reports Josephine Bennett.

Miscellaneous

An after-school program in New Jersey sounded off after its funding was eliminated by Gov. Chris Christie’s line-time vetoes to the state budget last week.