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NCYL in the News — July-Sep 2010

Child Welfare

13 Action News, Las Vegas, NV
9-year-old boy set to face accused child abuser
Oct. 18, 2010

Las Vegas Review Journal
82 Abuse Cases Reviewed
Sept. 9, 2010

NCYL Senior Attorney Bill Grimm is interviewed about the case of a child who died of abuse in Idaho, after the family’s repeated contacts with the state Department of Health and Welfare.

Idaho Statesman
State Failed Robert Manwill Despite Many Red Flags
Aug. 15, 2010

Juvenile Justice

NCYL is asking Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to grant the release of Sara Kruzan, who was sentenced to life without parole when she was just 16.

San Francisco Chronicle
November 7, 2010
A case for clemency for Sara Kruzan

News Blaze
Sept. 29, 2010
Sara Kruzan, Serving Life Without Parole, Petitions CA Governor for Release

Huffington Post
Sept. 9, 2010
Community Justice, Not Criminal Justice

NCYL has joined Texas Appleseed, Advocacy Inc., and the Center for Public Representation in calling for a U.S. Department of Justice investigation into reports of violence, improper use of restraints, and program deficiencies in 10 secure lockdown facilities operated by the Texas Youth Commission (TYC).

The Statesman
Aug. 26, 2010
Amid new abuse inquiry, TYC ombudsman resigns

The Statesman
Aug. 25, 2010
Lawmakers Want Hearings on Texas Youth Commission

The Texas Tribune
Aug. 25, 2010
Advocate: Abolishing TYC Could be Best Fix

Texas State Radio, “This Week in Austin”
Aug. 25, 2010

Arkansas press

NCYL is working to reform the juvenile justice system in Arkansas. On August 4, 2010, NCYL attorney Pat Arthur joined Gov. Mike Beebe and Division of Youth Services Director Ron Angel at a press conference to announce significant progress in the reform effort.

Arkansas Times
Justice for Juveniles
Aug. 19, 2010

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Aug. 5, 2010
For juvenile justice, gains are saluted