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Criminal J News

7 hours ago
The strike in May 1968 was about the company’s refusal to upgrade workers to the skilled grade C, writes Sheila CohenI write to correct the statement that “former workers at Ford’s Dagenham plant … walked out over equal pay” (Film about injustice is big winner on night of women standing ta[...]
WomenCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
10 hours ago
Supreme court to rule on whether judges need to authorise withdrawal of life support careThe case of an investment banker who suffered severe brain damage following a heart attack will be heard by the supreme court on Monday in a test of whether judges need to authorise the withdrawal of life suppor[...]
HealthHealth and CareCriminal Justice
1 day ago
When I joined the fire service, the lack of facilities for women was a shock. That’s changed, but too many girls still see firefighting as a man’s jobWhen I left school I thought about joining the army or police, but not the fire service. Like many women, I thought the fire service seemed far mo[...]
WomenEducationCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
2 days ago
hosting an internet radio talk show and later worked at stations in Oshawa, Sudbury and Toronto. In 2007, she headed to Winnipeg and now calls the Prairies home ...
Born and raised in Toronto, Caroline has always had a love for news. She began her career co via Live.com News 
General Social WorkHealth and CareCriminal Justice
2 days ago
Man, 29, welcomes not guilty verdict and says police and CPS have important lessons to learnA father cleared of allowing his six-year-old daughter to undergo female genital mutilation has said the failed prosecution put intolerable pressure on him and his family.The man described the evidence agains[...]
WomenChildren and ParentingCriminal Justice
2 days ago
AMPS, made up of representatives from social service organizations, was founded five years ago by JoAnn Stingley, who oversees the Elgin Police Department's social work division. For the past five years, the city's nonprofit and social services agencies ...
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismHousing and PovertyCriminal Justice
2 days ago
There is a frantic scramble to find a coherent response that maintains the confidence of the medical profession and the publicThe manslaughter conviction and subsequent erasure from the medical register of paediatrician Hadiza Bawa-Garba has opened up a schism over healthcare safety that will harm p[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment PolicyCriminal Justice
2 days ago
Report into work of Operation Sanctuary finds 700 girls and women were victims of gangsGrooming gangs who preyed on 700 women and girls in north-east England acted with “arrogant persistence” after police were seen to be punishing victims for their situation, a serious case review has found.The [...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
2 days ago
Family wants to know why more was not done to help victim before she diedDuane Ballin turned up at Bridewell police station in Nottingham at around 6.30am on 25 October 2016 and told the duty detention officer he thought he had killed his girlfriend.Tara Newbold, a 29-year-old mother to two sons and[...]
Children and ParentingCriminal Justice
2 days ago
nce March 1 passes, county police will be able to start issuing citations to anyone left on the property, according to Courtney Tierney, the director of the county’s Department of Social Services. Her staff is working to alert people living in the area ...
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyCriminal Justice
3 days ago
chool officials had repeatedly expressed concerns about the alleged shooter, the FBI failed to investigate a warning about him last month, a state social services agency had investigated him, and police had received about 20 calls dealing with him in ...
General Social WorkCriminal Justice
3 days ago
he epidemic has also resulted in lost tax revenue for federal, state and local governments while forcing up spending on health care, social services, education and criminal justice. MORE: New treatment court therapy aims to keep families intact The ...
General Social WorkEducationHealth and CareCriminal Justice
3 days ago
chool officials had repeatedly expressed concerns about the alleged shooter, the FBI failed to investigate a warning about him last month, a state social services agency had investigated him, and police had received about 20 calls dealing with him in ...
General Social WorkEducationCriminal Justice
4 days 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
4 days 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
4 days 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
5 days 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.
More than 90 full via Live.com News 
General Social WorkCriminal Justice
5 days 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
5 days 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
5 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
5 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
5 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.
WBTW-TV via Live.com News 
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingCriminal Justice
6 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
6 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
6 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
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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[...]
 
48 weeks ago
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49 weeks ago
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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[...]
 
418 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[...]