Top Headlines for 9/27

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Child Welfare

Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas), writing for the Huffington Post, argues for the protection of federal funds that typically go towards keeping families out of situations where the potential for abuse and neglect are heightened.

A judge has ruled that the Illinois child welfare agency can begin to finalize things with cancellation of $30 million worth of contracts with some of its former faith-based providers, reports the Associated Press.

Education/Jobs

From YouthToday.org: Nancy Lewis reports on yesterday from the Department of Labor.$500 million that went out to support job training programs at community colleges

Juvenile Justice

Pat Peterson of Alabama’s WKRG reports on a juvenile diversion program in Bay Minette that will surely take some constitutional challenges: join the church or go to jail.

L.A. County’s probation is far from meeting the terms it agreed to with the Justice Department regarding reform of the juvenile and adult corrections system, says the editorial board of the L.A. Times.

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s signature on laws to comply with the Adam Walsh Act have at least one county concerned about costs that will be passed down to its law enforcement agency, reports Matt Brennan for the Beacon-News.