Blog: Seeking Justice for Children

The Seeking Justice for Children blog is a collaborative effort among attorneys, academics, and other advocates for children's rights. To submit an item for posting, please email Kimberly Jordan, director of the Justice for Children Project, at jordan.723@osu.edu.


From the Briefing Room

The Approach Can Make All the Difference

by Kimberly Jordan | March 26, 2014

I was emailed the graphic below today.  Enlightening, right? The children we represent in the Clinic are routinely treated as criminals for typical teen-age behavior.  Children charged with theft after a mis-understanding about the use of another child’s electronic device, children charged with assault or disorderly conduct for responding poorly to another student or administrator.  […]

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Children’s News Round-Up

by Kimberly Jordan | December 18, 2013

Over the last month, there has been so much good writing about children in the legal system.  Take this series from the New York Times, highlighting the difficulties of one low-income family seeking to stabilize their housing situation.  It will leave you wanting to know more about how Dasani fares as she ages. Rarely featured […]

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Using Safe Harbor — It Starts with Training

by Nikki Baszynski | December 6, 2013

Last year, the Ohio Legislature passed the Safe Harbor Law, which includes a provision geared toward diverting juvenile victims of human trafficking from the court system. This follows increasing efforts by states across the country to more effectively address the crisis. As Megan Mattimoe, the legal director of Advocating Opportunity who assisted in crafting the […]

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U.K. Announces Effort to Restrict Internet Searches for Child Abuse Images

by Nikki Baszynski | November 21, 2013

David Cameron recently announced a partnership between the U.K. and internet giants Google and Microsoft to rid the web of child abuse images. This effort was greeted with enthusiasm by many child advocates. Yet, some question the practical implications of this strategy. One such question is this removal’s effect on law enforcement practices. Individuals accessing […]

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“Child Maltreatment Can Leave Scars in the Brain”

by Kimberly Jordan | November 6, 2013

The title of this NPR report should give us all pause.  Child maltreatment – otherwise known as child abuse or neglect – is a problem much of our society does not want to see or discuss.  In this, National Adoption Month, however, this issue should be in the national eye.  Too many of our children […]

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Welcome to our Blog!

by Kimberly Jordan | October 29, 2013

The Seeking Justice for Children Blog will feature articles and commentary from leaders in juvenile representation on a range of issues affecting our nation’s youth. We welcome contributions from legal advocates, policymakers, service providers, and social justice activists from both Ohio and around the country. We hope the blog serves as a forum to discuss some […]

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