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Juvenile Justice

Nebraska lawmakers to propose reforms to juvenile justice system with a new focus on treatment for troubled youths, rather than punitive sentences.

New $32 million juvenile justice complex will replace Katrina-damaged Youth Study Center in New Orleans.

Child Welfare

Parents of two children found living in an old bus in Splendora, TX are acquitted in child welfare case.

Annie E. Casey Foundation project, KIDS COUNT, finds Nebraska child abuse rate higher than U.S. average.

Mass. foster care system brought to trial over negligence charges.

Education

Private Georgia schools coming under fire because of their place in the intersection of state funded scholarships and anti-gay, -lesbian and -bisexual policies.

Early childhood education is topic of discussion as Obama comes into his second term.