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Criminal Justice News

1 day ago
A new law makes the South American country the first in the world to sell the drug over the counterAlicia Castilla was watering the plants in her garden on a quiet Sunday afternoon when five police patrol cars screeched to a halt outside her home. A team of 14 officers “armed to the teeth” storm[...]
Criminal Justice
1 day ago
nequality and human suffering can be addressed by activists driven by empathy and care for others, according to Sister Mary Scullion, R.S.M. in her commencement address to the Georgetown College on Healy Lawn on Saturday. Scullion, who joined the Sisters ...
General Social WorkEducationHealth and CareCriminal Justice
2 days ago
Concerns raised about ‘understanding of safety procedures’ after evidence at inquest into suicide of inmate at HMP Foston Hall A coroner has taken the unusual step of writing to a prison governor to warn that a prison officer who gave evidence at an inquest risked endangering the lives of curren[...]
GerontologyCriminal Justice
3 days ago
here was a fear of scrutiny and undue criticism or the guardian perhaps not appreciating the social work perspective of the case. There was a worry that the court often favours the voice of guardians and as a result the evidence and view of the social ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingCriminal Justice
3 days ago
Home secretary responds to audience member on Question Time by insisting most intelligence comes from Prevent strategy, not police work
The home secretary, Amber Rudd, has denied that cuts in police forces contributed to Monday’s terror atrocity in Manchester.
Rudd was confronted on BBC1’[...]
Criminal Justice
3 days ago
Appeal court judges back earlier ruling in case of nine-month-old boy whose parents wanted to take him to US for treatment
Doctors can stop providing life-support treatment to a sick baby who is being kept on a ventilator at Great Ormond Street hospital, appeal court judges have ruled. The decisi[...]
HealthChildrenChildren and ParentingHealth and CareCriminal Justice
3 days ago
In welfare case hearing at high court in London, sick boy’s parents are criticised for misreporting his medical symptoms A 15-year-old boy has been robbed of much of his childhood as a result of his parents exaggerating his health problems, a high court judge has said.The teenager’s mother had m[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingHealth and CareCriminal Justice
3 days ago
Forget grand shiny programmes - our initiative will support Liverpool’s community and social enterprise groups to tackle big social challengesI’ve spent the past 10 years of my life working in Liverpool’s social sector. I’ve got my hands dirty, fundraised, tendered, spun out and spun in. Tod[...]
EducationHealth and CareCriminal Justice
3 days ago
There’s far too much at stake,” Acquario told the AmNews. “We need to court system, the DAs, public defenders, department of social services, other state agencies, schools and more involved in this. The alternative is failure and that’s not an ...
General Social WorkEducationCriminal Justice
3 days ago
he Vilas County Social Services committee met May 16 to discuss how a recent unborn child abuse judgment decision will affect the services they provide and the actions they can take involving pregnant women. On April 28, a federal court in Wisconsin ruled ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
3 days ago
As affordable housing in Britain’s capital is replaced by luxury towers, people on middle incomes are being priced out, while the poor are forced to pay extortionate rents for shocking conditionsThe first time I met Ian Dick, the head of private housing at Newham council in east London, he took me[...]
HousingHealthHousing and PovertyCriminal Justice
5 days ago
Relatives of Ian Brown and Daniel Dunkley sought judicial review over their deaths at prison with the most self-inflicted deathsThe relatives of two inmates who killed themselves at a prison with the highest rate of self-inflicted deaths in England and Wales have lost a high court case calling for a[...]
Criminal Justice
6 days ago
gged on by Stonewall and others, secularists are on the rise in local government, in education, in the media, in the social services, in the BMA, in the Equalities and Human Rights Commission, in the European Court of Justice and other institutions too.
General Social WorkEducationCriminal Justice
6 days ago
e graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1978 with a B.A. in Philosophy and Psychology and earned a Masters degree in Social Work from the same institution in 1980. He received his law degree from St. John’s University Law School ...
General Social WorkEducationMental HealthCriminal Justice
1 week ago
Orlando Herran, the Colombian lawyer for the accused Australian drug mule, tells Channel Nine’s 60 Minutes program that Sainsbury and her family were threatened before she boarded the plane. The 22-year-old is currently detained in a Colombian prison for allegedly smuggling 5.8 kilograms of cocain[...]
Criminal Justice
1 week ago
How has life changed for gay men in the UK since homosexuality was decriminalised in 1967? From actor Antony Sher to novelist Alan Hollinghurst, men of different generations from across arts and politics share their stories
Between 1885 and 1967, a man could go to prison for loving another man. T[...]
Criminal Justice
1 week ago
Democrat William O’Neill, a possible contender for governor, wants to tax sales of the drug and release all non-violent marijuana offenders from prisonAn Ohio supreme court justice who is considering a run for governor has said it is time for the state to decriminalise marijuana.William O’Neill,[...]
Criminal Justice
1 week ago
My town had 18 officers on the beat 10 years ago. Now there are four. The service we provide is woefully inadequate - but not for the want of tryingI’ve already been at work for 10 hours and should have been home by now, but I am only five miles away from an emergency call; the next available poli[...]
Criminal Justice
1 week ago
Natalie Hemming was killed by her partner after she tried to leave him – just one of many deaths in which a coercive and controlling partner is a significant factor. However, despite new laws, progress in raising awareness has been slowMargaret Hammond, 73, sits in a wheelchair, clutching her pink[...]
WomenChildren and ParentingCriminal Justice
1 week ago
The Linden Centre in Chelmsford has been the site of seven suicides by hanging since 2000 despite receiving repeated criticism for safety failures Police have launched an inquiry into a series of deaths among patients at an NHS mental health hospital which has been regularly criticised for safety fa[...]
HealthHealth and CareMental HealthGovernment PolicyCriminal Justice
1 week ago
Former inmate Rod Read on the disturbed lives of many prisonersAs that rare jailbird, a Cambridge criminologist sentenced to 18 months for growing cannabis, I became a direct participant-observer of exactly the faults in penal policy which Simon Jenkins points to (Opinion, May 18). About 50% of my f[...]
Criminal Justice
1 week ago
HOENIX — A lone clerk in the state's social services agency hid hundreds of unemployment denial appeals requests over more than three years to avoid work rather than filing them with the Arizona Court of Appeals, a state official has told the court.
General Social WorkCriminal Justice
1 week ago
ilas County Social Services met Tuesday to discuss how the recent unborn child abuse judgment decision will affect the services they can provide and the actions they can take involving pregnant women. On April 28, a federal court in Wisconsin ruled a ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
1 week ago
Shock failure of charity serving 80,000 people a year and employing 1,300 comes after allegations over financial controlsOne of the UK’s leading drug and alcohol treatment charities has collapsed days after the Charity Commission launched an investigation into claims that it had critically weak fi[...]
CharitiesHealthCharities and VolunteerismCriminal Justice
1 week ago
kolnik furthered their education through years of reading, attending conferences, talking to other organizers, and learning from friends with social work degrees. They taught themselves about restorative justice and transformative justice, and how those ...
General Social WorkEducationCriminal Justice
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9 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[...]
 

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10 weeks ago
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14 weeks ago
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34 weeks ago
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