Friday, September 1, 2006

ABA Youth At Risk Initiative

ABA President Karen Mathis has launched a Youth At Risk Initiative. Issues to be addressed include:

  • Promoting "meaningful involvement of teenagers in all hearings affecting them."
  • "Reforming the juvenile 'status offender' process."
  • "Improving how the law addresses system 'cross-over' youth" -- that is, teenagers who move from "dependency" (the foster care system) to "delinquency."
Thanks for the lead to Michele Storms.

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