Monthly Archives: June 2013

UPDATED: Illinois Juvenile Facilities, and Boss, on Spot Following Fed Report on Sex Abuse

Arthur Bishop, the head of Illinois’ juvenile prisons honored last year as a “Champion for Change” in juvenile justice reform, expressed dismay at U.S Justice Department survey findings that the state has among the highest rate nationwide of sexual assault against young inmates. Saying he is “extremely concerned, extremely upset,” Bishop announced a review and

Guest Author: Experts Call for Juvenile Justice System Overhaul

(The following post, courtesy of JJIE, was authored by Jessica R. Kendall, JD, a co-founder of Child & Family Policy Associates – a Maryland-based consulting firm. As well, she has authored several books, articles and practice guides on child protection and juvenile justice issues.) For 40 years Robert Johnson, chair of the Committee on Assessing Juvenile Justice Reform

Unpaid Internships: Valuable Experience or Free Labor?

When Wesleyan University student Lucy Bickerton signed on as an unpaid intern with the “Charlie Rose” show in 2007, she was receiving financial aid through her school. But, of course, it wasn’t enough to cover the pricey apartment rents demanded by New York landlords. That’s not why she filed a class-action lawsuit against the Emmy-award-winning