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Juvenile Justice

16-year-old wants murder case sent to juvenile court.

New York - Lippman calls for bail reform and heightened transparency.



Is federal oversight the way to go, some higher education leaders are skeptical.

Mississippi - Senate Education Committee approves prayer before public school groups.

Ohio Department of Education fires its COO for possession of child pornography.

Parents rally against Broward County, FL for denying services to special-needs studnets.




Grant from OJJDP enables Big Brothers Big Sisters to reach military mentoring programs.

Future Founders Foundation links up with Lemonade Day, a national movement that teaches youth to start, own and operate their own business.

Family Matters of Greater Washington receives $28 million from dead philanthropist.

Boy Scouts of America postpone decision to allow gays until May.


Child Welfare


PTSD-afflicted and molested foster child denied aid by Florida court.

Head of Tenn. child welfare agency resigned under scrutiny of deaths under her agency's care.

New electronic health records announced today by the US Department of Health and Human Services' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.




9-year-old girl wins spelling bee despite autism and cerebral palsy.