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    1. Danielle Haynes WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) -- A juvenile delinquency court that services an area including Ferguson, Mo., discriminates against black children, a U.S. Department of Justice report says.

    2. WASHINGTON -- Hundreds of children who have come into contact with the juvenile justice system in Missouri's St. Louis County have been subjected to a process that is "rife" with "obvious" conflicts of interest, where allegations against them are "simply assumed to be true," where constitutional rights are routinely denied, and where black kids are much more likely to receive harsh punishments ...

    3. One report shows that state courts are twice as likely to incarcerate Native teens for minor crimes like truancy and alcohol use. Another, that alternatives like treatment programs are more effective.

    4. A juvenile hall in San Leandro, Calif., is a so-called model facility, but it faces major challenges. A staffing shortage means, says a supervisor, "kids don't always get the services they should."

    5. Nationwide, juvenile incarceration has dropped by half since 1999 — but the probations that have replaced it hold teens to sometimes subjective standards and often include electronic monitoring.

    6. Just days before my visit to Goucher College's Prison Education Partnership at the Maryland Correctional Institution in Jessup, Maryland with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, I had the honor of chairing my first meeting of the Federal Interagency Reentry Council -- a group comprised of representatives from more than 20 federal agencies that works to align and advance reentry efforts across ...

    7. The Justice Department's Civil Rights Division found that the court fails to provide children adequate representation. In addition, it says the court treats black kids harsher than white ones.

    8. Nationwide, juvenile incarceration has dropped by half since 1999 — but the probations that have replaced it hold teens to sometimes subjective standards and often include electronic monitoring.

    9. New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Friday expressed its anger over the Centre's reply on issues including monitoring mechanism of Integrated Child Protection Schemes (ICPS), meant to improve conditions of children observation homes and Juvenile Justice boards across the country.

    10. Supreme Court also asked the ministry to consult experts and formulate road map for implementation of welfare schemes postulated under Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act.

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