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November 14, 2013

Florida prekindergarten programs are violating federal law by turning away children with diabetes and denying them an early childhood education, according to a discrimination complaint filed with the Department of Justice today by the Southern Poverty Law Center. 

November 07, 2013

This publication will aid agencies and organizations in implementing the Youth Family Team Meeting (YFTM) concept to help youth in the family court system. The YFTM offers a low-cost intervention to address the actual causes of a child’s misbehavior, while including the family in the process of inventing new, innovative service plans that use community resources.

Features and Stories
October 27, 2013

In Alabama, African-American children who were orphaned or neglected were routinely sent to live at a “reform school” for juvenile offenders, because state-licensed homes were segregated and few would accept black children. An early SPLC lawsuit changed that practice, opening the doors of such homes to all children in need.

Children's Rights

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August 19, 2013

An Alabama law gave tax breaks to families transferring their children to successful schools, discriminating against impoverished students in the state’s Black Belt region who were trapped in failing schools. The SPLC asked a federal court to permanently block the Alabama Accountability Act, saying the law violated the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause because it impermissibly created two classes of students assigned to failing schools – those who can escape them because of their parents’ income or where they live and those who cannot.

Features and Stories
July 18, 2013

El Programa de acción de la comunidad del condado de  Jefferson (JEFFCAP) se ha comprometido a tomar las medidas necesarias para garantizar que los niños latinos en edad preescolar gocen del mismo acceso al programa Head Start. JEFFCAP extendió la fecha límite de solicitud para darles a las familias del condado de Jefferson la oportunidad de aplicar para un puesto en el programa. Otras medidas incluyen la prestación de capacitación y asistencia técnica y al personal para asegurar prácticas justas de inscripción.