A student is arrested for an aggravated assault on a teacher. Teacher, Eric Zigler received a one-inch cut to the head after 18-year-old Christian Estes threw a chair at him at Woodland Hills Youth Development Center. According to reports. Zigler had just asked Estes to have a seat at his desk when the student replied, [...]

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In an interesting article out of Florida is bringing to the forefront a situation that is striving to balance one student’s right to live in peace against the first amendment right of others to post a video of something that happened in a public place. Vanessa Chauvin a 14 year old student out of Clearwater, [...]

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TTAPR on February 20th, 2013

A simple facebook or you tube search finds hundreds (or more) student fights. While there are a ton of sites devoted to the negatives of social media, one of the positives is the evidence these posted video recounts are providing for law enforcement and the courts. A cell phone video posted on a student’s Facebook [...]

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A 15-year-old girl tests out old proverb and winds up in jail. In a bizarre Stuyvesant Town burglary, the robber – a 15 year old girl AWOL from a group home allegedly bit a Manhattan judge – while another judge threw her in jail today for going AWOL from her group home. Burgess remains on the hook [...]

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Mind-altering drugs for kids as young three years old? It’s a national scandal that has hit home in Florida. Twelve percent of children in Florida who have been removed from their homes and are in state foster care are prescribed psychotropic drugs. According to a government accountability report, kids in foster care in Florida are [...]

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The New York Times continued on Friday its important, but distressing, series of articles on the maltreatment of the developmentally disabled in New York State and the lack of oversight of their care in the state’s group homes. Friday’s article focused on the misuse of antipsychotic medication to restrain residents’ behavior, instead of treating their [...]

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TTAPR on December 22nd, 2011

About 11:30 p.m. Monday night, medics with the city of Fairfield were called to One Way Farm, a group home there. They were responding to a report of a juvenile male that had been assaulted. Initially, it did not appear the victim was very seriously injured. But later the victim was found to be unresponsive. [...]

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The family of a Catholic University student who was gunned down in Petworth is suing the District for $20 million in a wrongful-death suit. The lawsuit, filed Thursday in federal court in D.C., alleges that the accused shooter was a juvenile criminal offender who was in the custody of the city’s Department of Youth Rehabilitation [...]

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Former OCFS employees are all firmly united in their claims that the root cause of the surge in violence can be traced back to the moment Gladys Carrion assumed the reigns of the OCFS. Many cited a marked increase in gang violence at state facilities as testament to the failure of the administration’s policies. Carrion [...]

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Teen Fight In Safe House Caught On Tape: MyFoxPHILLY.com The video, aired by a Philadelphia news station two weeks ago, shows teenage residents at The Children’s Home in Mount Holly, PA engaged in a vicious brawl at a housing unit as counselors watch without intervening. One of the counselors appears to be standing lookout at [...]

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