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Children who have been abused often have undiagnosed Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Understanding PTSD in children is key to successfully prosecuting sex crimes. PTSD can be profoundly disabling for the child. It can also help prove your case.
The Fostering Connections Act includes provisions aimed at supporting youth who are transitioning from foster care. The following judicial considerations and questions to ask from the bench offer guidance to support this transition and promote good outcomes.
A new study found a strong relationship between the rate of child physical abuse and local mortgage foreclosures.
Juvenile defense attorneys should be prepared to make the case for sentence mitigation in juvenile homicide cases as a result of the Supreme Court's recent holding in Miller v. Alabama and Jackson v. Hobbs.