| Dec 23, 2012
SOUTH BEND -- The teen was struggling as two guards pulled her down the hallway of the Juvenile Justice Center last week, crying and cursing as she unsuccessfully demanded her release. Those sitting in the nearby offices of St. Joseph County Probate Judge...
| 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...
| 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 -...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...