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Child Welfare

The National Center for Youth Law wants the court to reinstate its lawsuit against the child welfare system of Clark County, Nev.

Family preservation advocate Richard Wexler opines in the Palm Beach Post: Florida child welfare leader is wrong, kids are less safe than they were before the death of Nubia Barahona.

Some indicators of child abuse and neglect have improved in West Virginia, even as rates of child poverty and teen pregnancy worsen, reports Sarah Plummer of the Register-Herald.


A CBS Atlanta investigation found children across Georgia are being cared for at facilities that aren't required by the state to follow any regulations.

Capella Education Co.’s fourth-quarter net income fell by one-third as fewer students signed up for its online university, reports the Associated Press.

Brian Stewart of Campus Progress reports on the exclusion of for-profit colleges and universities from new job-training funds under President Obama’s fiscal 2013 budget.

Wayne Towner of the News and Sentinel reports on the retirement of Mike Flanagan, who has led the Boys and Girls Club of Parkersburg, W.V., for 18 years.

Juvenile Justice

Law enforcement, probation and youth advocates in San Luis Obispo County are currently working to finalize a plan to address gangs in a proactive way, reported Josh Petray of the Paso Robles Press.

Jacob Truchard of The Colorado County Citizen reports on an effort in Columbus City to fund a non-clinical counseling center for juveniles.