CANAAN — A 17-year-old Berkshire Farm’s resident from Schenectady was charged with felony criminal mischief after screaming and throwing furniture in class, State Police said. Melchizedek Williams was arrested Monday after an outburst in class that also included foul language, troopers said. They said Williams destroyed a desk worth about $300 at the residential treatment center. Williams [...]

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TTAPR on July 27th, 2010 Since August 2006, Dr. Ross has been serving as the Chair in the Department of Law Enforcement & Justice Administration at Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois. From 1992 to 2006 Dr. Ross taught criminal justice courses at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC and was the Director of the Forensic Sciences Minor. He was the [...]

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In Iowa, it’s far too easy to get on the child abuse registry and far too difficult to get off of the registry. NYS OCFS had this problem too.  NY’s solution was to shred 25,000 name clearing hearing petitions.  See Story. Next session, Iowa lawmakers must finally tackle the state’s child abuse registry. They need [...]

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Mayor Adrian Fenty fired the head of the city’s juvenile rehabilitation agency under mounting political pressure to make changes to a system that has seen five of its wards killed and nine others arrested on murder charges this year. Fenty announced Monday that Marc Schindler, interim director of the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services, would [...]

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SOUTH BEND, Ind., June 28 /PRNewswire/ — A recently completed investigation by the state of Indiana supports whistleblower allegations that Madison Center, a behavioral treatment organization in northern Indiana, for years actively sought troubled children to enroll in its programs to boost its Medicaid revenues but then failed to properly diagnose them and give them [...]

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This was an interesting post that we found.  It might be time to do a series on this. By Jim S Dean A lot of complaints and accusations are made each year against teachers, with over three-quarters of these being found to be false. Many of these allegations are a result of teachers simply breaking [...]

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TTAPR on July 1st, 2010

By JOE D’AQUILA Staff Writer MONROE TWP. — A civilian employee of the Jamesburg juvenile jail was taken to the hospital after she was attacked and choked by an inmate Monday night. The attack took place at about 5:45 p.m. in Cottage 11 of the “New Jersey Training School,” the state Juvenile Justice Commission’s [...]

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