The Criminal Justice Reform Clinic at Lewis & Clark Law School Serves Youth in OYA’s Closed Correctional Facilities Through its Youth Legal Clinic

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  I. The Youth Legal Clinic The Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) recognized the need for incarcerated youth to have more legal information about their constitutional rights and increased access to the courts. Subsequently, OYA reached out to the Criminal Justice … Read More

Trump Administration Continues to Pursue Indefinite Detention of Migrant Families

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In April 2018, the Trump Administration announced a new “zero-tolerance” policy intended to ramp up criminal prosecution of people caught entering the U.S. illegally. Soon after the announcement of the zero-tolerance policy, reports surfaced that unauthorized immigrant parents traveling with their children were being criminally prosecuted and separated from their children… Read More

Book Review: The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-term Effects of Childhood Adversity (2018) by Nadine Burke Harris, M.D.

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The Deepest Well focuses on the impact that adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can have on a person’s growth and development, physical health, and long-term well-being. The term ACEs comes from the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, first conducted from 1995 to 1997…

“Family First” Law Restricts Use of Congregate Care for Foster Youth

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The Family First Preservation Services Act seeks to improve the well-being of children in foster care by establishing minimum standards for congregate care settings, by requiring independent assessments by qualified individuals that both outline a foster child’s needs and recommend the appropriate level of care to meet those needs… Read More