Monthly Archives: April 2013

The Difficult 'Break' From the Streets

So much is made of human trafficking around the globe that the stories of victims – especially children – in the United States and in cities like Chicago often get lost. But the trade here is quite alive, and the ramifications of prostitution, forced or not, are powerful. The following film, Until The Day Breaks,

Significant Steps, Gaps, in Cook County’s Mental Health Care for Delinquent Youth

A century after Cook County launched the world’s very first separate court system for juveniles accused of delinquency, Northwestern University scholar Linda Teplin initiated a groundbreaking study to examine the mental health status of young people confined in the county’s juvenile lock-up. The results were alarming: Among a random sample of 1,829 young people taken