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Child Welfare

The Connecticut Mirror reports complaints at the cost of efforts to take better care of abused and neglected foster care children in Connecticut.

A program focused on helping juvenile offenders stay out of a Florida county juvenile justice system has had a 91 percent success rate after the first year, according to The Tampa Tribune.

Juvenile Justice

The California Supreme Court ruled that a life sentence for minors is unconstitutional, The Los Angeles Times reports.   

The Kansas Watchdog reports improvements being made at a local Kansas juvenile correctional complex.

A minor charged for murder as an adult in Texas may have his trial moved to juvenile court, The Ranger reports.

Southern California Public Radio reports the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice’s concerns about overcrowding in California prisons.