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Unemployment and Depression Among Emerging Adults in 12 States …

Categories: Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Mental Health,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2015/14_0451.htm

Finds that the high rate of unemployment among those aged 18 to 25 is leading to a high rate of depression.  The incidence of depression was 3 times higher for unemployed than employed emerging adults. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Prosecution, Transfer, and Registration of Serious Juvenile Sex Offenders

Categories: Crime/Justice,Sex Issues,Supreme Court/courts,Youth

http://www.smart.gov/pdfs/SMARTSummary.pdf

Presents an overview of the full range of alternative approaches for prosecuting serious sex offenders in juvenile courts in the various states of the U.S.  From the Office of Justice Programs of the U.S. Department of Justice

 

Driving Among High School Students, United States, 2013

Categories: Education,Statistics,Traffic Accidents,Transportation,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6412a1.htm

Examines the decline in numbers of teen drivers involved in fatal traffic accidents in the period 2004-2013 and the possible reasons for the decline.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 2014 National Report

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics,Youth

http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/nr2014/downloads/NR2014.pdf

4th edition of a report on juvenile crime, victimization, and the juvenile justice system.  From the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

 

Governor McAuliffe Signs Executive Order to Improve Law Enforcement at Virginia ABC

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Virginia Issues,Youth

https://governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/newsarticle?articleId=8030

Press release with text of Executive Order 40 (2015) calling for improved training of all ABC special agents in regard to use of force, cultural diversity, interaction with youth, and community policing.  Action follows recent controversial arrest of African American youth by ABC officers in Charlottesville. From the Office of the Governor

 

Suicide Trends Among Persons Aged 10-24 Years, United States, 1994-2012

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6408a1.htm

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for persons 10-24 and totaled 5,178 deaths for this age group in 2012.  This report analyzes suicide rates by sex, age group, race/ethnicity, region of residence and method of suicide. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Teen Dating Violence: How Peers Can Affect Risk and Protective Factors

Categories: Crime/Justice,Youth

https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/248337.pdf

Provides information from recent research on teen dating violence and how peers contribute to or provide protection against such violence.  From the National Institute of Justice.

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Independence for Young Millennials: Moving Out and Boomeranging Back

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Statistics,Youth

http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2014/article/independence-for-young-millennials-moving-out-and-boomeranging-back.htm

Examines the process of household formation by young adults born between 1980 and 1984.    Finds that the likelihood of young adults to move out and boomerang back to parental homes is correlated with certain individual and family characteristics.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

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