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    In the News: California Agrees There's No Such Thing as a Child Prostitute

    A recent article in Today USA, California Agrees There's No Such Thing as a Child Prostitute , highlights the passage of SB 1322 , otherwise known as the “No Such Thing” bill. This bill will make the crimes of solicitation and loitering with intent to commit prostitution misdemeanors inapplicable to children younger than 18. Also signed into legislation were: AB 1276, which affords minor victim-witnesses the ability to testify through closed circuit television so they do not have...
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    Beyond ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences)

    From the National Crittenton Foundation this recorded webinar, Beyond ACE , reviews the top findings from the 2014 ACEs survey at 18 Crittenton agencies in 16 states. The webinar covers the use of well-being questions in domains of connection, coping and stress and focuses on a two-generation strategy. The ACEs survey is based on the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study - one of the largest investigations ever conducted to assess associations between childhood maltreatment and later-life health...
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    Children Of Incarcerated Parents Attend First Summer Camp

    This recent news release by the Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC) provides a view into the activities at their first summer camp for children of incarcerated parents. The DOC, in partnership with the Girl Scouts of Western Washington, hosted the Kids United By Incarceration, KUBI, camp from June 17–19 to provide “a fun experience the kids might not otherwise have the opportunity enjoy”. From the article: Twenty-two children arrived at a remote wooded camp this week...
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    Recently Released: The New Mothers of Bedford Hills

    This article published by The Marshall Project provides a selection of one photographer’s images of motherhood in prison. The New Mothers of Bedford Hills highlights photos from the Children’s Center at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility in Westchester County, New York. From the article: In 1993, Charlyn Zlotnik photographed Sister Elaine Roulet (photo right), a nun who helped open the Children’s Center at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility in Westchester County, New York, the...
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