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Crimin News

14 hours ago
New rules in England and Wales advise punishing emotional or psychological abusePerpetrators of domestic abuse are more likely to be sent to prison – even if they inflict emotional or psychological rather than physical harm alone – under new guidelines being published by the Sentencing Council. [...]
Mental HealthCriminal Justice
1 day ago
ind of a social service, and that's where they pull people in at first. Not just immigrants, but the poor and ignored or left behind. And that was really interesting to me because there is some shred of good that obviously gets eaten up by the evil of it ...
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyMinorities and ImmigrationCriminal Justice
1 day ago
The government’s plan to roll out small-scale digital licences could price out vital volunteer-run stations from reaching a wider audienceIn 2010, hundreds of English Defence League protesters marched through Peterborough. There were 11 arrests for public order offences. When they took to the cit[...]
Charities and VolunteerismCriminal Justice
1 day ago
time positions were on the list. A second resolution eliminated 11 vacant positions in the Department of Social Services. Russell said the spots had been empty for some time, and the department did not have particular need for them.
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General Social WorkCriminal Justice
1 day ago
Osvaldas Pagirys, 18, was arrested for stealing sweets, and found hanging unconscious three months laterThe death of a distressed Lithuanian teenager in the segregation unit of Wandsworth prison after he was arrested has been condemned as “appalling and tragic” by the prisons and probation ombud[...]
Criminal Justice
1 day ago
Mayors and leaders of five east London boroughs say the government is hindering the introduction of licensing schemes that can stop exploitation of tenantsOur residents are at the forefront of the housing crisis (G2, 20 February). As east London councils, we are extremely concerned by the actions of[...]
HousingHousing and PovertyHealth and CareMinorities and ImmigrationCriminal Justice
2 days ago
Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including David Davis’s Brexit speech and Oxfam giving evidence to MPs about the Haiti sex scandalOxfam’s evidence about Haiti sex scandal - Summary 12.53pm GMT While Oxfam was giving evidence to the Commons international dev[...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
2 days ago
er parents filed a police report. The Children’s Division of the Missouri Department of Social Services investigated the case, which was turned over to the prosecutor’s office. Andrews was never charged with a crime in that case. The girl’s lawyer ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingEducationCriminal Justice
2 days ago
A North Carolina appeals court says an abused woman can't sue her local social services department over alleged failures that allowed her estranged husband to shoot her in the face and kill her parents as their children watched.
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General Social WorkChildren and ParentingCriminal Justice
2 days ago
gt. Jeff Beigh, who runs the Social Services Unit of the Roseville police and oversaw the deployment of Narcan there, said officers have used the opioid overdose medication on three people. Each instance involved a person who was in their late teens to ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareCriminal Justice
2 days ago
his is not economic justice. Organizations such as the Virginia Poverty Law Center, Virginia Hunger Solutions, and the Food Research and Action Center work with the state’s Department of Social Services to end hunger in Virginia by educating people ...
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyCriminal Justice
2 days ago
t is unclear why the person in the video is slumped over. The video has prompted investigations by the Moore County Department of Social Services, Carthage Police and the state Division of Health and Human Resources. Alston alleges it demonstrated a lack ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareCriminal Justice
3 days ago
ust over six weeks before the Supreme Court ruled that the police owed the public a duty of care in Robinson (see our post here) the Court of Appeal had unanimously rejected the existence of such a duty in the context of social services and vulnerable ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareCriminal Justice
3 days ago
She was let down by the system but I have come to respect the decision of the court – so should my fellow doctorsSince Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba was struck off the medical register, the medical community has been in uproar. Irate voices continue to be heard within hospitals as well as on online blogs a[...]
HealthHealth and CareCriminal Justice
3 days ago
old had been arrested in two other states for similar schemes, and his tall tale wasted hours of police, social services and rape crisis counselor resources. The Warren County Sheriff's Office said Samuel S. Sebastian went to the ...
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General Social WorkCriminal Justice
3 days ago
e’s choosing to ignore the fact that the local police visited this guy 39 times in response to 911 calls. Social services for the county had to do an assessment of this. Everyone in the school saw the warning signs and indicators, yet he decides not to ...
General Social WorkEducationHealth and CareCriminal Justice
3 days ago
Husband of murdered MP denies allegations but admits ‘mistakes’ while at Save the ChildrenThe husband of the murdered MP Jo Cox has resigned from the two charities he set up in her memory after being publicly accused of sexual assault. Brendan Cox has stepped down from his posts at More in Commo[...]
CharitiesChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismEducationCriminal Justice
4 days ago
Jewish and Muslim leaders condemn first European country to propose banIceland is poised to become the first European country to outlaw male circumcision amid signs that the ritual common to both Judaism and Islam may be a new battleground over religious freedom.A bill currently before the Icelandic[...]
HealthHealth and CareCriminal Justice
4 days ago
Few in government can now deny that our jail system is in severe crisis. Yet no one seems to want to tackle itIt is highly likely that Khader Ahmed Saleh felt fear in the weeks before he was murdered. And if he did, the wiry young father from London’s tight-knit Somali community would not have bee[...]
Children and ParentingCriminal Justice
4 days ago
Observer analysis of inspection reports shows two in five jails are unsafe and inadequate conditions prevail in over two-thirdsThe scale of the crisis engulfing Britain’s prisons can be revealed, after an Observer investigation found that two-thirds are providing inmates with inadequate conditions[...]
Criminal Justice
4 days ago
lorida’s state social services agency investigated Nikolas Cruz’s home life more than a year before police say he killed 17 people at his former high school, closing the inquiry after determining that his “final level of risk is low,” despite ...
General Social WorkEducationCriminal Justice
5 days ago
Like many officers, I do not want a two-tier system. Everyone deserves a good service – not just those who can afford it
A meet and greet service from your car or nearest Tube station. A hotline to your local bobby, whose location you can track on your iPad. Dedicated patrols. A 100% conviction[...]
Criminal Justice
5 days ago
prosecutor who represented a social services agency says the grandparents accept him for who he is. The parents say the teen is too unstable to decide.
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingCriminal Justice
5 days ago
They might be victims of rape, or witnesses to murder. But can they really be relied upon to tell the truth at trial?In the playroom, perched high above suburban rooftops, it feels as if you’re sailing in a sturdy little boat. Outside, beyond the fields, the sea is a strip of hazy grey-blue that g[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingCriminal Justice
6 days ago
At least 86 ex-footballers report abuse but there are doubts over likelihood of a further trialDozens of Barry Bennell’s alleged victims face the serious possibility of never being able to face the convicted sex offender in court amid doubts about the likelihood of a further trial.At least 86 form[...]
Children and ParentingCriminal Justice
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Latest Blog

4 weeks ago
Mel Wilson, LCSW, MBA, social justice and human rights manager at the National Association of Social Workers, attended the Women’s March of 2018 in Washington, D.C. He wrote about his experience: The Women’s March of 2018, drew hundreds of thousands of marchers to major cities nationwide such a[...]
 

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9 weeks ago
Black and male youths are over-represented at every stage of juvenile justice processing. Despite laws passed decades ago to mitigate these disparities, they persist to this day. That racial bias may be a potential cause of the over-representation of minority youths should be of great concern to soc[...]
 
47 weeks ago
FROM AN NASW NEW YORK STATE CHAPTER PRESS RELEASE: More than 850 social workers and social work students from across New York State gathered in Albany on March 28 to rally in support of raising the age of criminal responsibility from 16 to 18 years old and to demand that state legislators include th[...]
 
48 weeks ago
By Maren Dale, News contributor Today, social workers are part of the fabric of our nation, leading the march toward social justice, bringing our nation’s social problems to the public’s attention and serving in nearly every sector. Yet it was not long ago that many of the freedoms and rights Am[...]
 
49 weeks ago
With the increasing number of women in prison, understanding incarcerated women’s psychological health is a timely and necessary line of research to guide policy and practices within prisons. This understanding influences prison design, service coordination, and intervention development. Social wo[...]
 
414 weeks ago
From Pew Center on the States:For the first time in nearly 40 years, the number of state prisoners in the United States has declined, according to Prison Count 2010," a new survey by the Pew Center on the States. As of January 2010, there were 1,403,091 persons under the jurisdiction of state priso[...]
 
417 weeks ago

From the NYT:
Here and in swaths of many cities, evictions from rental properties are so common that they are part of the texture of life. New research is showing that eviction is a particular burden on low-income black women, often single mothers, who have an easier time renting apartmen[...]