DOJ, Department of Education Issue Guidance on Zero Tolerance Programs

In August 2011, Attorney General Holder and the Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, announced a new initiative called the Supportive School discipline Initiative to address the problem of “zero tolerance” policies that impose harsh punishments – such as expulsion – for relatively minor infractions. Recent studies show children punished in this manner are more likely […]

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Arizona: 6,000 Uninvestigated CPS Cases, and the RevMax Project

INTRODUCTION: ALICE IN WONDERLAND Fifty one years ago, an Arizona legislative committee produced an 86-page report on the Arizona Department of Public Welfare, harshly criticizing legislators. The report noted the disjointed service delivery, a chronic lack of funding. and employee mutinies that threatened the well-being of the children and families under state care. Chaos was […]

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