Top Headlines for 10/12

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Child Welfare

Virginia’s Board of Social Services may reconsider its vote last spring to allow faith-based adoption services organizations to discriminate against gay adoptive parents, reports Anita Kumar of the Washington Post.


Abe Raymond of business website Benzinga mulls whether the for-profit college industry is ripe for shorting.

Juvenile Justice

The juvenile justice budget in one Georgia county is dwindling to the point where a judge said it is tempting to convict juveniles just to get them services they wouldn’t get otherwise, reports Kyle Martin of the Augusta Chronicle.

Griselda Ramirez of The Californian profiles two mothers from Salinas who will speak at this week’s national juvenile justice conference about losing their sons to gang violence.


The Boys & Girls Clubs of America got some clubs together to break the Guinness World Record for jumping jacks, reports Jennifer Jock of BGCA is pondering other healthy lifestyle world records to attempt.