Julie Drizin said: Rika Shabazz has attended 10 schools over 12 years. Thanks to help from a nonprofit that targets academically talented low-income kids, Shabazz is heading to Williams College on a full scholarship.
Julie Drizin said: Recidivism rates are low for first time juvenile offenders who face a jury of their peers in Santa Barbara County Teen Court.
Julie Drizin said: The U.S. Justice Department reports that 20 percent of teens in juvenile facilities are sexually assaulted, usually by adults on staff.
Julie Drizin said: A proposed law in California would place youth arrested for prostitution in foster care with "wraparound services," instead of juvenile detention.
Mina Dixon said: A state-funded program offered through a nonprofit agency offers support to adoptive families at no cost. Before adoption, families can turn to legal, counseling, or therapy resources if they need help. But once an adoption is final, many of these services fall away.
Julie Drizin said: Research shows that students whose parents are involved in their schools and education score higher on reading and math.
Julie Drizin said: A new ABC Family drama features an interracial lesbian couple with biological, adopted and foster children. Some child advocates and foster kids credit the show for being realistic.
Julie Drizin said: To draw attention to detention and isolation of juveniles, photojournalist Richard Ross created a time release video documenting his 24 hours of voluntary incarceration.
Julie Drizin said: As Fathers' Day approaches, a diversity of experts weigh in on the ever-changing roles of dads.
Julie Drizin said: Can you dance better than a fifth grader? Probably not, unless you had ten weeks of strictly ballroom lessons, like these youth from Philadelphia.