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Juvenile Justice
Recognizing the power of peer pressure, Napa County’s juvenile justice system attempts to harness it for positive behavioral change through a  peer court program where teens judge teens.

Jailing children for life in the USA.

Child migrants, alone in court.


Child Welfare

ALABAMA --- An Opelika daycare facility is under investigation by police for harassment after multiple children were allegedly struck by daycare providers.

Tennessee legislation that would peg a family's welfare benefits to children's grades is part of the ongoing nationwide war on the poor.

An 8-year-old girl confronted state Sen. Stacey Campfield, R-Knoxville, in the hallways of the state legislature this morning, telling him she's worried about Tennessee children.


Education

Education finance bills offer highlights, lowlights - and 'lower lights.'

A new education coalition wants changes in the next Philadelphia teachers contract to help make teachers more effective.

Chicagoans fight for education and against standardized testing.