Thursday, December 29, 2011

Charles Stecker/a servant of Truth

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/Servant.of.Truth

A crusader for truth and justice for his murdered brother, and justice for all children. Please get educated and involved, for the protection of "children"

A voice for the "voiceless"

Thursday, December 22, 2011

We must do better for our young people

http://www.illinoistimes.com/Springfield/article-9461-lswe-must-do-better-for-our-young-peoplers.html
(Excerpt-Please read full article)

The commission says youth offenders in Illinois are treated like adults, but they shouldn’t be.

ALL states should NOT treat "children" as ADULTS, they clearly are NOT. Advocates have been and are campaigning for Law Reform, for years. NO crime is condoned, and the youth must be shown the "error" of his/her ways, with discipline, counseling and rehabilitative efforts to help them become "productive members of society". They DO need HELP! Get parents involved as well, they ARE responsible for their "children", NOT just the state!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Juvenile INjustices

http://www.ohio.com/editorial/editorials/juvenile-injustices-1.251391

(Excerpt-please read full article)
It chides the state, for example, for allowing young offenders to appear in court without legal representation and for not keeping track of the number or the outcomes of juveniles who waive the right to counsel

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There are many injustices in ALL states, "juveniles" should be dealt with in "juvenile court", is that not what it is for? A child IS a child, brain development is not complete until they are in their 20's. Amenities are NOT the same for a child, as it is an ADULT. LAW REFORM for juveniles is imperative, to help SAVE our nation's children, IMO




Monday, December 19, 2011

Innocents behind bars not uncommon with false confessions

http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20111219/NEWS01/112190304/Innocents-behind-bars-not-uncommon-false-confessions?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CFrontpage%7Cs
(Excerpt-Please read full article)


Beach, 49, had served 28 years of a 100-year prison sentence for the 1979 murder of high school classmate Kim Nees, a crime he confessed to but has since maintained he did not commit.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

SILENT TREATMENT/DEAF/FRAMED/PRISON FOR DECADES




http://motherjones.com/politics/2011/12/deaf-prisoners-felix-garcia




"Imagine serving decades in prison for a crime your sibling framed you for. Now imagine doing it while profoundly deaf."



This story should be a constant reminder to us all, to "count" our daily blessings!!Law REFORM is so imperative, compassion and mercy to do what is JUSTICE.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Keeping kids out of jail~~Good Article

http://www.thestate.com/2011/12/10/2076004/god-knows-i-try.html

I hope you will read this full article, good information, good program they have set up to help troubled kids, an alternative to jail/prison.

State Commission slams juvenile justice system

http://www.wbez.org/story/state-commission-slams-juvenile-justice-system-94845#

(Excerpt-PLEASE READ FULL ARTICLE)


Kids sent to prison don't go for a set amount of time because the idea is that they'll be released once they're rehabilitated. One of the only ways they can get out is by winning parole. But those hearings are riddled with problems, according to the commission.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Kentucky among nation's leaders in jailing children

http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20111211/NEWS01/312110023/Status-Offenders-Kentucky-among-nation-s-leaders-in-jailing-children?odyssey=tab%7Cmostpopular%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE

(Excerpt-PLEASE READ FULL ARTICLE)


There has to be a better alternative than locking a child behind a door to get their attention,” said Hasan Davis, Kentucky’s deputy director of juvenile justice, who believes that runaways and truants have no business being housed alongside youths charged with more serious offenses, such as drug crimes, murder or rape........

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

A fresh start for juvenile justice

http://www.oaoa.com/articles/juvenile-77030-texas-justice.html


The 82nd Texas Legislature passed a bill that abolished the Texas Youth Commission (TYC), the agency responsible for juvenile incarceration, and the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission, responsible for county-level probation departments

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Models for "change"/juvenile justice




http://www.modelsforchange.net/newsroom/223?src=hometx

A must read and share, get educated and involved in juvenile issues, so imperative for our nation's children.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

What's going on??? BULLYING is an epidemic!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TdkNn3Ei-Lg#!

Please view and share this video, one of many children, in CRISIS, help stop the madness of BULLYING, far too many children are DYING!!!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

This is where I will die/CHILDREN sentenced to LIFE W/ NO CHANCE OF PAROLE

http://therealnews.com/t2/component/content/article/100-more-blog-posts-from-william-fisher/821-qthis-is-where-im-going-to-be-when-i-dieq-say-prisoners-sentenced-for-juvenile-crimes

Destruction instead of HELP and OFFERS FOR REHABILIATION IS ABOUT NON EXISTENT for our nation's children. Juvenile justice LAW REFORM is imperative. CHANGE MUST COME for our nation's YOUTH. Just how many more children will DIE? How many more petitions need to be sent forward? How many more letters, fliers etc must come before officials before CHANGES COME for the "children?"

Feds condemn conditions at Fl. youth prisons

http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/12/02/2529226/feds-condemn-conditions-at-now.html

(Excerpt-PLEASE READ FULL ARTICLE)

Florida’s youth-corrections system is so poorly administered that children are assaulted by officers, denied necessary medical care and punished harshly for minor infractions, a federal report released Friday concludes. Conditions are so severe, the U.S. Department of Justice said, that they violate the Constitution.

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So unfortunately we learn these actions are prevalent all across this nation. Please get educated and involved in juvenile justice law "reform", for the sake and lives of our nation's children.

Friday, December 2, 2011

US sentence minors to life in prison without parole

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/213418.html

(Excerpt-PLEASE READ FULL ARTICLE)



Children in the US as young as eleven years old have been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of ever being paroled.


~~~~ Children deserve a "chance", get educated, involved in "juvenile law reform"



Health care in the juvenile justice system

http://jjie.org/report-looks-at-state-of-health-care-juvenile-justice-system/59914

(Excerpt-PLEASE READ AND SHARE FULL ARTICLE)
Youth in the juvenile justice system are at high-risk for physical, mental and developmental health issues according to a new policy statement by the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Adolescence. Despite this, many youths don’t receive the level of health care they need, either in the system or when they get out. The report represents the first update in 10 years to the Health Care for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System.......

Personal journeys/Kids caught up in the "system"

http://jjie.org/journeys

Informational, educational accounts of kids caught up in the "system", a real eye opener for us all.....please read and share, even with your kids, they need to know.


Please get educated and involved in "juvenile law reform", for the sake and safety of your own child/ren.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Two children left behind~~~~and lost

http://www.vcreporter.com/cms/story/detail/two_children_left_behind/9364

(Excerpt-PLEASE READ FULL ARTICLE.)


As our once-innocent adolescents turn into teenagers with raging hormones, don’t turn on the “ignore” switch when they start acting out. Parents, teachers, adults in general: Talk to them, try to understand them. We must set aside our own egos to get into the world of a teenager. Raising the next generation isn’t just about good grades and extracurricular activities. It’s about molding personalities and developing character that melds us to one another. As the old adage goes, it takes a village to raise a child.

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These two children did NOT get to where they are today, ALL BY THEMSELVES, unfortunately, they both were failed in many ways, in their young lives. Many underlying, background contributing factors lead to this fateful tragedy. Indeed, it could have been prevented/avoided with the help of many. Far too many young lives are being destroyed, due to the world enviornment they are forced to endure/suffer. IMO

SEXTING can cost you your FREEDOM/ BEWARE

http://www.vindy.com/news/2011/dec/01/learning-dangers-of-sexting

Please educate your children of the dangers of sexting, they could face charges that will land them in jail and/or have to register as a sex offender. Children MUST learn the dangers "out there"