What are the biggest issues facing youth today?
In the last decade 284 kids were murdered due to school violence – these were shootings, stabbings, fighting and suicides. Managing the pressure to succeed in every area of life and finding time to do it all seems to be one of the biggest challenges facing the youth today.
How are children involved in the adult world?
Today, even at the earliest of ages, some children are partaking in adult activities with serious consequences. In many places around the world children are involved in economic activities and bear a burden of responsibility for their families.
Is there a report to Congress on interjurisdictional adoption?
A Report to Congress on Interjurisdictional Adoption of Children in Foster Care – Describes the nature, scope, and impact of interjurisdictional adoption placement efforts and the strategies that improve outcomes for children in foster care who are placed for adoption in other jurisdictions.
How does materialistic view of life affect youth?
Materialistic view on life can result in dissatisfaction when one doesn’t have enough and can negatively affect a person’s life. Recent numbers show that more and more children and youth especially in the United States are becoming obese.
Where does the legal system fail to protect children?
A major portion of our legal system’s failure to protect abused children occurs in state family courts.
Can a child be held incompetent in a criminal court?
Children under the age of 6 are routinely held by criminal court judges to be “incompetent” to testify as to the crime committed against them. In sexual assault or fondling cases, the physical evidence can be non-existent or at least controvertible.
How is the criminal justice system failing children?
Worse yet, CPS lacks the victim’s perspective of law enforcement (whose complaining witness must be protected to preserve the criminal case). CPS’s “client” is not the child, but the family. Their goal is to rehabilitate the perpetrator and preserve the “family unit”; to perform a social experiment at the child’s expense.
Can a child give evidence at the evidential stage?
In relation to the evidential stage, there may be situations in which the age or maturity of the child may raise a question as to whether or not they are capable of giving understandable evidence or being cross-examined. It is important not to make assumptions based on age alone.