...and many have remained silent on the issue, said Linda Spears, a spokeswoman for the Washington-based Child Welfare League of America. Similar restrictions have been struck down by courts in Arkansas, Florida and Missouri, according to the...
Many of you read stories in last Wednesday's Juneau Empire about some of the horrific situations facing many Alaska Native teens; situations involving bullying, abuse, violence and rape.
According to the federal Department of Health and Human Services, reported cases of abuse fell from just over 900,000 children in 1998 to an estimated 826,000 in 1999. The numbers continue a downward trend that began in 1993, since which time, reports of victimized children have declined by 19.
A new Alaska project aimed at helping children of prison inmates kicked off Friday. Catholic Community Service in Juneau is heading up the project.
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