| 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...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 1:27 PM
Texas Gov. Rick Perry came to Connecticut recently trying to convince businesses here that they'd be far better off moving to the Lone Star State. Maybe, unless those corporate types have children.
According to this year's Kids Count ratings, Texas...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 4:23 PM
Pennsylvania gets mixed grades in a new, nationwide report on child-rearing, ranking near the top of states in education but in the middle of the pack for indicators on poverty and family stability. The new Kids Count report by the......
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 -...