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Child Welfare

Jay Scott Brown, co-chairman of the Oklahoma Foster Care System Improvement Task Force, updates readers of The Oklahoman on the task force’s progress, and directs them to its website


Terry Connelly and Dan Angel of Inside Higher Ed assess the current state of the for-profit college industry, and what rules and reforms might steer it toward both profitability and better outcomes for students.

Juvenile Justice

A new risk assessment tool has helped Minnehaha County, Minn., lower its average juvenile detention population from 41 to 18, reports The Associated Press,

The Albany Times-Union supports New York Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman’s idea of including most 16- and 17-year-olds in the juvenile justice system. Currently, only status offenders of that age are considered juveniles in the eyes of the law.