TTAPR on May 31st, 2010

Winnsboro, SC (WLTX) – A fight at Fairfield-Central High School has led to at least 20 arrests at the school, police confirm. The incident took place around 11:30 a.m. in the cafeteria. Winnsboro Department of Public Safety Chief F.J. Lorick says the fight started between girls who were upset over a boy. The scuffle then quickly escalated. [...]

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By Keith Goldberg Times Herald-Record Published: 2:00 AM – 05/25/10 GOSHEN — State officials are investigating an alleged X-rated party for juvenile inmates of the Goshen Residential Center that took place in December. A report Monday in the New York Post said security cameras caught female guests and male inmates engaged in a lap dance [...]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 4, 2010 Contact:     Michael Victorian (202) 639-6405 (202) 340-9764 CITY JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM PLAGUED WITH MISMANAGEMENT Union Says Youth Violence Directly Related to Failures of City Government (WASHINGTON) – The American Federation of Government Employees, which represents employees of the District of Columbia’s Department of Youth and Rehabilitation Services, (DYRS), [...]

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TTAPR on May 18th, 2010

 Lancman report: OCFS policy endangers workers Assemblyman Rory Lancman will release a report detailing what it concludes are the hazardous working conditions currently being experienced by state Office of Children and Family Services employees who work in the juvenile justice system. According to the Queens Democrat’s report, rates of OCFS workplace injuries have spiked to [...]

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• In another Legal Aid-related suit, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe is co-counsel along with the society in a class action that claims juveniles held in New York’s youth detention facilities suffer from widespread physical abuse and a lack of adequate mental health care. The plaintiffs won an apparent victory on Wednesday when federal district court [...]

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