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Meet the Candidates Videos – Johnson County Attorney Race

Below are videos of Janet Lyness and John Zimmerman, candidates for Johnson County Attorney. These videos are from Iowa City Channel 4. Janet Lyness * * * John Zimmerman

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Staff psychologists critical of plan at juvenile home

[Source: “Staff psychologists critical of plan at juvenile home,” Des Moines Register, 10 August 2013, by Clark Kauffman] The state-run Iowa Juvenile Home currently has “no coherent program” of treatment, one of the home’s staff psychologists has told federal investigators, newly disclosed public records show. Another staff psychologist at the juvenile home — where youths have […]

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Teachers Establish Innovative School Mentoring Initiative

[Source: “Student arrests,” The Gazette, 23 June 2013, by The Gazette Editorial Board] Staff at Iowa City’s City High started the 2012-13 school year with a list prominently displayed on poster board in the break room, including the names of each of the school’s nearly 1,400 students. Over the first two weeks of school, staff […]

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Juvenile Justice Reform – “Every Child Deserves a Second Chance”

This short documentary explores the problems with the juvenile justice system and features young people that are trying to make change.

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“The Color of Justice” PBS Special About Connecticut’s Juvenile Justice System

A CPTV original documentary about Connecticut’s Juvenile Justice system. Statistics collected over 17 years indicate that minority children are treated more harshly than white children when it comes to sanctions within the Juvenile Justice system. The documentary looks at the disparities, the causes, and the solutions to this violation of children’s rights. And we look […]

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“Education Under Arrest” – Juvenile Justice Reform PBS Report by Travis Smiley

National broadcaster, author, and advocate, Travis Smiley, explored the connection between schools with zero tolerance policies, the juvenile justice system, and the dropout rate among American teens—elements familiar to Models for Change programs across the nation. Interviewees, ranging from educators, law enforcement professionals, judges, youth advocates, and at-risk youth, examined the logic and research to […]

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