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Juvenile Justice
Atlantic City native, Rutgers Law grad to help juvenile offenders return to classroom.

TEXAS --- Taylor County Commissioners Court approved a $24,500 state grant that will fund juvenile and parental services at the County Juvenile Justice Department.

INDIANA --- Gov. Mike Pence is siding with Judge Bonaventura, his new director of the Indiana Department of Child Services, in favoring merit selection to replace her as head of Lake County's Juvenile Court.


Child Welfare

TENNESSEE --- Head of state's child welfare agency tells lawmakers about improvements.

Child-protection bills pass in late flurry during the Kentucky General Assembly.

In Pennsylvania, the Department of Public Welfare may not consider a child's death a case of child abuse even if someone gets arrest for the crime.


Austim

UTAH --- Granite School District hosts monthly meetings designed to educate parents of children with autism and to let the siblings vent.

Scientists hope playing games as simple as peekaboo with infants may help diagnose autism in children earlier.


Education

MISSISSIPPI --- State senators are offering a compromise on requirements to become a teacher and doing away with a proposal to make it easier for the state to take over troubled schools.

Resolution passed in response to VA Gov. McDonnell's education bills.