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Closing Detention Centers: An Option for Juvenile Justice Reform?
December 16, 2014
WASHINGTON, D. C. An update has just been unveiled for the federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA), and Congress is expected to consider it next year. The new version of the statute would encourage states to lock up fewer kids, among other things. ...
Preschool Expansion Coming to New Jersey
December 12, 2014
NEWARK, N.J. - New Jersey is one of 13 states being awarded federal funding to expand preschool to children living in low- to moderate-income families. The grant means thousands more New Jersey children will have access, said Cecilia Zalkind, executive director of Advocates for Children of New ...
Home Visiting Program Needs TLC from Congress
December 12, 2014
WASHINGTON - About 750 organizations and elected leaders have signed a letter to Congress, asking that the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program be renewed. It's set to expire in March. The visits are voluntary, and the program is credited with reducing low-birthweight ...