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May 15, 2014

Keeping kids in school

The studies have been done, the data is in hand and now is the time to take action to adjust school disciplinary policies that keep kids out of school, sending many to the court system and jail. Former New York Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye is hoping to break to the school-to-jail pipeline. She is […]

Mar 18, 2014

Reducing risks for children of imprisoned parents

Danielle Ashton’s first memories of her father are behind bars. Her father was incarcerated from the time she was an infant until she was about 10 years old. Ashton said as a child she would make up stories, creating events and things they had done together. Along the way, she learned that children of incarcerated […]

Jan 30, 2014

After boy’s death, US to fund tracking devices

NEW YORK — The U.S. Department of Justice says it will fund voluntary tracking devices for children with autism or other conditions that put them at risk for fleeing their caregivers. Sen. Charles Schumer announced the agreement Wednesday. It comes after the remains of New York City autistic teenager Avonte Oquendo were found in the […]

Jan 14, 2013

Legitimacy of married couple’s children questioned

Racial factors were heavily considered in a recent paternity matter in which a local Family Court judge agreed to allow a dark-skinned man’s petition for paternity to proceed against a married Caucasian couple, despite the marital presumption of legitimacy. Monroe County Family Court Judge Patricia E. Gallaher denied the dismissal motion of the attorney for […]

Oct 17, 2012

New state regs to protect children

The New York Department of State on Wednesday announced adoption of new consumer protections to shield children under 12 from dangerous and hazardous durable juvenile products and children’s products manufactured, distributed or sold in New York state. The new consumer protection regulations set requirements for labeling standards, recall notifications and removal of recalled toys and […]

May 22, 2012

Court: Illegal children can’t rely on parents’ status to avoid removal

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that illegal immigrant children convicted of a crime can’t utilize the lawful permanent resident status of their parents to obtain cancellation of removal. The ruling in the consolidated cases of Holder v. Gutierrez and Holder v. Sawyers overturned a 9th Circuit decision that said residency requirements pursuant […]

Nov 30, 2011

Police: 2 NY children call 911, ask for Santa

KINGSTON — No, Virginia, you can’t call 911 and ask for Santa Claus. That’s what two young children in New York’s Hudson Valley have learned. The Daily Freeman of Kingston reports that around 11 a.m. Sunday, police in the city of Kingston responded to a home after two children, ages 4 and 6, called 911 […]

Nov 29, 2011

First lady’s ‘Let’s Move’ reaches Rochester

The David F. Gantt Community Center, 700 North St., will host the final Step Jam Warm-Up event from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. Step Jam Warm-Up events consist of one-hour of guided exercise, including dance, aerobics and more for children ages 6 through 10. The program brings awareness to the importance of youth being active […]

Jul 13, 2011

Citizens Bank collects school supplies

Starting Monday, Citizens Bank will collect new school supplies for its Gear for Grades initiative, an effort to help local children go back to school with the gear they need to learn. New pencils, folders, glue, notebooks and other supplies can be donated ...

Jun 27, 2011

Judge Ruhlmann recognized

Monroe County Family Court Judge Dandrea L. Ruhlmann has been recognized as making a difference in the lives of children with emotional and behavior challenges by Monroe County System of Care on Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day.

Jun 27, 2011

Court: California can’t ban violent video games from sale, rental

WASHINGTON , D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to let California regulate the sale or rental of violent video games to children, saying governments do not have the power to “restrict the ideas to which children may be exposed” despite complaints about graphic violence.

Jun 13, 2011

Bill would ban smoking in cars with children

NEW YORK CITY — A New York lawmaker has proposed legislation that would ban adults from smoking in cars when children under the age of 14 are present. Assemblyman David Weprin says he wants to reduce children's exposure to secondhand smoke.

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