Monthly Archives: March 2014

Kansas Institute to Combat Human Trafficking and Modern-Day Slavery

The Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Initiative launched has launched a new website, with a team of researchers at the University of Kansas working to “find solutions to trafficking and exploitation transnationally” by researching patterns of contemporary and historical slavery. The preventative model will look at “risk and protective factors and communities that can help people avoid exploitation,”

In Case You Missed It: The Week In Juvenile Justice

Our weekly review of juvenile justice news here and abroad. CHICAGO GANG INITIATION: “Prosecutors said a trio of people kidnapped, beat and stabbed a 15-year-old boy in a Little Village gang initiation before dumping the teen in a trash can when they mistakenly took him for dead,” DNAinfo Chicago reported on Sunday. “Heriberto Ramirez, 20,

Caffeinated Alcoholic Drink Four Loko, Allegedly Targeted at Youth, to be Banned Nationwide

Makers of the popular beverage Four Loko will no longer be able to put its high caffeinated malt-liquor based brews on store shelves nationwide. In an agreement reached with Attorney General Lisa Madigan and 19 other attorneys general – as well as the San Francisco city attorney – Phusion Projects, a Chicago-based alcohol company, agreed not