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Child Welfare

To the surprise of nobody, Maryland has decided to sever ties with a troubled provider of child welfare services, reports Yvonne Wenger of the Baltimore Sun. Contemporary Family Services, which also operates in Louisiana and California, has served Maryland since 2000 but knowingly provided false information and failed to meet requirements set by state law.

Education/Jobs

Janet Lorin of Bloomberg News reports on a Harvard University study that found students at for-profit colleges are more likely to be jobless after six years when compared to community college students.

Juvenile Justice

Many challenges remain for the budding juvenile justice system in Wyoming, reports Joshua Wolfson of the Star-Tribune, but the state is definitely jailing fewer juveniles than it has in the past.

Unless things change budget-wise by July 1, a major provider of community-based juvenile justice programs in Louisiana will be left on the outside looking in, reports WAFB-9. AMI Kids, which is based in Florida, operates nine different programs in Louisiana.

The Pennsylvania Superior Court Wednesday rejected an appeal by three newspapers to make public the hearing for a juvenile accused of killing his father's pregnant fiancee in Lawrence County in 2009, reports Jonathan Silver of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.