Tagged With "Youth in Adult Courts"

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State Trends Show Fewer Young People Tried As Adults, New Report Says [jjie.org]

Alicia Doktor ·
WASHINGTON — The number of young people locked into adult jails and prisons has plummeted nearly two-thirds since 2009 and the number automatically sent to adult courts for criminal trials has fallen by nearly half from 2007 to 2014, a new report says. The numbers of youth tried as adults will likely fall even further by 2020, when four states — Louisiana, South Carolina, North Carolina and New York — fully implement reform laws passed over the last few years, said the new report from the...
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Program To Support Children Affected By Opioid Epidemic [news.wnin.org]

Laura Pinhey ·
A new initiative aims to address the secondary effects of the opioid epidemic on children. The program expects to reach around 600 kids across Indiana, including here in the Evansville area. The project's goal is to train mentors to support children living in homes with people addicted to opioids. The Indiana Youth Institute (IYI) has been awarded $1.25 million for the project. [To read the rest of this article by Isaiah Seibert , click here .] [Image courtesy Indiana Youth Institute.]
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Re: Program To Support Children Affected By Opioid Epidemic [news.wnin.org]

Laura Pinhey ·
@Ingrid Cockhren (ACEs Connection Staff) , FYI.
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Youth Workers Train To Help Children Of Incarcerated Parents [news.wnin.org/]

Laura Pinhey ·
A small group of youth workers in the state had the opportunity to learn more about how to help these children whose emotional and mental wellbeing is often impacted. One in 10 Indiana children have a parent who is incarcerated. That’s one of the highest rates in the nation. The training session in Martinsville hosted by the Indiana Youth Institute and led by Volunteers of America ’s Greta Compton. The talk provided insight into the growing problem of mass incarceration and family health. [...
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