Top Headlines: Archives 2014 & Earlier

Top Headlines 7/11

Child Welfare

The number of incidences of family violence in military families was on the decline but has been increasing, reports Nancy Montgomery of Stars and Stripes. “I don’t think I could answer whether anybody has a good sense of the prevalence (of family violence) across the military,” said Tib Campise, an analyst for the Department of Defense’s Family Advocacy Program.


Bloomberg columnist Amity Shales, writing in the Philadelphia Inquirer, said the New Hampshire legislature did young workers a favor when it overrode a veto and pegged the state’s minimum wage to the federal minimum of $7.25.

Meanwhile, the editorial board of the Inquirer takes the Gov. Tom Corbett to task for his $17.6 million cut to child care subsidies for poor parents.

Juvenile Justice

More juvenile defenders are questioning whether their clients are competent to stand trial in San Francisco, Trey Bundy of The New York Times reported. The practice, which has increased tenfold over the course of two years, can lead to long waits in detention for juveniles.

From Youth Today: Juvenile justice funding will take a sizable cut in the 2012 federal budget if the recommendations of the House Appropriations subcommittee on crime holds up.

The District of Columbia will not comply with the Adam Walsh Act by the deadline later this month, reports Freeman Klopott of Washington Examiner.  The city stands to lose $250,000 in federal funds for not complying, but the chief financial officer for the city estimated it would cost about $700,000 to get the city into compliance.


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