Archive for July 20th, 2012

Stop the hurt – Advocates for Abandoned Adolescents

See on Scoop.itJuvenile Justice

According to the (American) National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse, in 1997 neglect represented 54% of confirmed cases of child abuse, physical abuse 22%, sexual abuse 8%, emotional maltreatment 4%, and other forms of maltreatment 12%.[27]

A UNICEF report on child wellbeing[28] stated that the United States and the United Kingdom ranked lowest among industrial nations with respect to the wellbeing of children. It also found that child neglect and child abuse were far more common in single-parent families than in families where both parents are present.

In the USA, neglect is defined as the failure to meet the basic needs of children including housing, clothing, food and access to medical care. Researchers found over 91,000 cases of neglect in one year (from October 2005 to 30 September 2006) using information from a database of cases verified by protective services agencies.[2]

Neglect could also take the form of financial abuse by not buying the child adequate materials for survival.[29]

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that for each year between 2000 and 2005, “female parents acting alone” were most likely to be perpetrators of child abuse.
A child abuse fatality is when a child’s death is the result of abuse or neglect, or when abuse and/or neglect are contributing factors to a child’s death. In the United States, 1,730 children died in 2008 due to factors related to abuse; this is a rate of 2.33 per 100,000 U.S. children.[31] Child abuse fatalities are widely recognized as being under-counted; it is estimated that between 60-85% of child fatalities due to maltreatment are not recorded as such on death certificates. Younger children are at a much higher risk for being killed, as are African Americans. Girls and boys, however, are killed at similar rates. Caregivers, and specifically mothers, are more likely to be the perpetrators of a child abuse fatality, than anyone else, including strangers, relatives, and non-relative caregivers. Family situations which place children at risk include moving, unemployment, having non-family members living in the household. A number of policies and programs have been put into place to try to better understand and to prevent child abuse fatalities, including: safe haven laws, child fatality review teams, training for investigators, shaken baby syndrome prevention programs, and child abuse death laws which mandate harsher sentencing for taking the life of a child. – 

See on www.youtube.com

Advertisements

Human Trafficking/Child Slavery

See on Scoop.itJuvenile Justice

“Each year an estimated 800,000 to 900,000 human beings are bought, sold, or forced across the world’s borders [2003 U.S. State Department estimate]. Among t…

See on www.youtube.com

Beyond Scared Straight -Juvenile Justice Reform: WE ARE SARA KRUZAN: National Day of Prayer & Candlelight Vigil for Sara and Human Trafficking Victims Worldwide

See on Scoop.itJuvenile Justice

See on juveniledefendants.blogspot.co.uk

Colorado Shooter Described As ‘Smart Kid,’ Quiet Loner By Classmates

See on Scoop.itJuvenile Justice

New York Police commissioner Ray Kelly said at a press conference that Holmes had dyed-red hair and said that he was “The Joker,” the arch-nemesis of Batman, during the shooting. In a news conference Friday afternoon, Aurora police chief Dan Oates confirmed he had spoken to the NYPD, but declined to confirm Kelly’s statements.

“We are not speculating on motive,” Oates said.

An FBI spokesman said Holmes had no prior criminal record. His only previous encounter with police in Aurora is for a traffic ticket, Oates said.

Holmes was armed with an assault rifle, shotgun and two pistols, and wore a helmet, gas mask, bulletproof vest and other body armor, police said.

He surrendered to police shortly after the shooting, and alerted them to the presence of explosives in his apartment, a university-managed building 5 miles from the suburban Denver theater, police said. In the news conference, Oates confirmed that Holmes had rigged his apartment with “chemical and incendiary devices.”

“Our investigation determined that his apartment is booby-trapped,” Oates said. The explosives are “linked together by all kind of wires,” he said.

See on www.huffingtonpost.com

Beyond Scared Straight -Juvenile Justice Reform: Colorado Shooting Suspect James Holmes: New Details

See on Scoop.itJuvenile Justice

Love and support to the families in Aurora, Co. News reports are now saying 71 injured. The count of the deceased are holding at 12. 

See on juveniledefendants.blogspot.co.uk

Beyond Scared Straight -Juvenile Justice Reform: “juvenile lifers”

See on Scoop.itJuvenile Defendants

It’s time for the responsible adults of our era to prevent our children being waived into the adult system and being discarded into adult prisons. There are thousands upon thousands of adolescents in adult court rooms and prisons all across the U.S. but it can be stopped with your help, by adopting this issue we can take children from the grips of adult prisons, and place them on the path that leads to their maximal development.

See on juveniledefendants.blogspot.co.uk

Beyond Scared Straight -Juvenile Justice Reform: Big Discrepancies in Sentences for Teenage Killers, Juvie Prisons….and More

See on Scoop.itJuvenile Defendants

Once again in California, those in the state with any kind of experience and/or knowledge of juvenile justice, are trying to persuade California lawmakers to please, please, please pass a law that gives kids sentenced to prison for life a chance—just a chance, no kind of guarantee—to one day make the case that they are worthy of parole. So far, as was true last year and the year before, nearly all the Republicans and far too many spineless Democrats, are unwilling to pass the thing. Thus SB9—as the bill is numbered—still is a few votes shy of being able to pass. And while advocates are not giving up, the fact that our supposedly liberal state cannot pass this watered down bill is discouraging.
See on juveniledefendants.blogspot.co.uk

Advertisements