By Benjamin Chambers, June 01 2009
A few weeks back, I posted a "parents' bill of rights" from Texas, so it's only fitting that I also post a strength-based bill of rights for youth in the justice system (see p. 3 of the linked document) created by Laura Nissen, the National Director of Reclaiming Futures.
Now there's a model bill of rights for children in the justice system from the Center for Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University, and a list of states introducing it as legislation this year: California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York.
And while we're on the subject of the rights of children, the National Center for Youth Law has a website focused on "teen health rights" for California youth that's chock full of information kids and families.
Anyone out there have any similar resources to share?
*Image by newrambler from Flickr (CC license).
Updated: February 08 2018