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Child Welfare 

As more details come out about a New Jersey mother decapitating her son and committing suicide shortly after, the NJ Department of Children and Families faces a federal review, according to the Huffington Post. 

Child advocacy groups are going up against a Mississippi juvenile detention center for not making changes to improve its conditions, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Juvenile Justice

The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice is under fire for mishandling a law requiring counties to help pay juvenile detention costs, reports The Ledger.

Texas juvenile justice departments consider their programs underfunded, The Texas Tribune reports.