| Dec 2, 2012
| 9:05 PM
Florida is tied with California for having the worst record of employing teens: Only 18 percent have jobs, according to a new study released Monday.
"At this rate, a generation will grow up with little early work experience, missing the chance to...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Two reports released this week establish Connecticut as a national leader in the trend to end the costly and counterproductive reliance on incarceration for youthful offenders.
A Kids Count Data Snapshot released on Wednesday by the Annie E. Casey...
| Nov 3, 2011
No car, no work.
"Let's remember that California is a highway state, and having a reliable car is a key component in helping an individual find and retain a job," he said.
Gilbert Perez would love to have a car. He spends two to four hours a day...
| Jul 19, 2010
Caddo Juvenile Detention Center's small cell blocks are reserved mostly for teens charged with armed robbery, sex crimes and other violent felony offenses.
Despite a reported increase in younger, more violent criminals on the streets of Shreveport -...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 10:00 PM
Since abuse scandals rocked the Texas juvenile justice system in 2007, reforms have led to fewer youths in prison and less crime among youths, but a national report issued Tuesday indicates Texas could still improve.
The report, by the...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 3:59 AM
BOSTON (Reuters) - New Hampshire is the best place in America for a child to live thanks to lower rates of child poverty, according to a report released on Wednesday measuring health, education and economic security.
Holding onto the lead for the ninth...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 11:39 AM
Hundreds of families packed into Veterans Park in Grand Rapids on Wednesday to get a free lunch provided by volunteers.
"Everything is pretty much donated. We have 300 to 400 sandwiches. Every week, different church groups take their turns," said Tom...
| Sep 26, 2008
David Blankenhorn, who heads up a think tank in New York, writes in his Sept. 19 Times Op-Ed article that because marriage is historically a means to provide children with legitimacy, it must so always remain. I do not agree that this is the sole reason...