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Claims of Child Abuse Remembered Divide Town and Lead to Charges Against 6
The police have been searching a Missouri farmhouse for evidence to support claims that it was once the scene of child sexual abuse.
Justices to Consider Law Limiting the Sale of Violent Video Games
The Supreme Court decision to hear a case suggests that some justices might be looking at how the First Amendment applies to violent depictions sold to children.
Less Diversity in Supervisors of Foster Care
The number of minority-run foster care agencies in New York has fallen as officials have increased monitoring and ended contracts with poorly performing providers.
Experts are examining whether technology alters the nature of children’s friendships.
Grandpa Does More Than Baby-Sit
There is heartache when an adult child is unable or unwilling to be a parent.
Testimony for the Record on GAO Report on Duplication of Government Programs, Focus on Welfare and Related Programs
In April 2011, the Subcommittee on Human Resources to the Committee on Ways and Means in the U.S. House of Representatives, held a hearing on Duplication of ...
Repeat Offenses in Texas Raise Questions Over Release of Mentally Ill Juveniles
Young offenders with mental illness are released so they might get help, but they sometimes end up committing more crimes.
79 percent of voters support continuing the TANF Emergency Fund
Nearly four out of five, or 79 percent, support continuing the TANF Emergency Fund.
New York needs to adopt a Missouri-style juvenile justice system that focuses on rehabilitation and therapeutic programs.
Federal Push May Restrict Welfare Checks
States already are trying to administer programs in an era of diminishing resources, said Elizabeth Lower-Basch, a senior policy analyst at the Center for Law and ...
Make Child Care Affordable for Working Parents
Readers respond to articles about the costs of child care.
Pennsylvania: Cases Dropped
The Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office dropped plans to retry nearly 50 juveniles whose cases were originally heard by a judge charged in a corruption scandal.
TANF Emergency Fund: Creating Summer Jobs for Youth
This report explains the rules and requirements for using the TANF Emergency Fund to support summer jobs for youth.
Federal Policy Recommendations for 2009 and Beyond
The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) has developed an extensive federal policy agenda for President Obama and the 111th Congress directed at improving the ...
TANF Emergency Fund: State Applications Approved as of June 3
As of June 3, 45 states (plus the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands) have been awarded a total of $2.723 billion from the TANF Emergency Fund. This fact ...
TANF Benefits Are Less Than 50 % of Poverty Line
In every state except for Alaska, the maximum TANF benefit for a family of three in 2008 was less than HALF of the federal poverty line.-- CBPP
A Separate Label for Asperger’s
From Babbling Babies to Ready Readers: Minnesota and Massachusetts Link Early Childhood and Closing the Literacy Gap
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F.C.C. Opens an Inquiry for a Game Show on Fox
The F.C.C. is questioning whether some contestants of “Our Little Genius” were fed quiz answers in advance.
Promoting Literacy the Curious George Way
A public service campaign for the Library of Congress uses the children’s book character to encourage parents to read with th
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