Is Your Standard of Protection What It Should Be?

Abuse issues and safety remain a chief concern for youth service organizations.
While youth service organizations have stepped up training and staff selection efforts in recent years, there is still much work to be done. Abuse prevention and protection must be a strategic initiative.

A Look Back at the Juvenile Justice System Before There Was Gault

The case is a half-century old this week, a landmark decision that merged jurisprudence, common sense and fortunate timing to reshape juvenile justice and give children many of the same due process rights long held by adults charged with crimes.

Mothers Whose Children Have Been Arrested, Killed by Police Meet to Organize

The mother never wanted to talk in public about what happened to her son.

For 24 years — since her then-17-year-old son Ronald was pulled off a bus in Washington, D.C., charged and eventually convicted of murder — Donna Heyward always avoided recounting the pain of losing her oldest child to the criminal justice system.

Left Behind

I wake up in the morning. It's too quiet for my taste. As I walk through the house I start getting flashbacks.