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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Youth Athletes: Sports Programs’ Guidance, Practices, and Policies to Help Prevent and Respond to Sexual Abuse

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Children,Sex Issues,Youth

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/670543.pdf

Examines the role of federal agencies in preventing sexual abuse of young athletes and steps that high performance athletic programs take to prevent and respond to such abuse.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Health Insurance Status of Young Adults, Ages 19-25, 2013

Categories: Health Insurance,Statistics,Youth

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st475/stat475.pdf

Provides estimates of uninsured rates for young adults.  Examines variations in the rates by sex, race/ethnicity, student status, and region.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Psychosocial Maturity and Desistance from Crime in a Sample of Serious Juvenile Offenders

Categories: Crime/Justice,Youth

http://www.ojjdp.gov/pubs/248391.pdf

Tracks 1,300 serious juvenile offenders for seven years after conviction as they attempt to transition into early adulthood.  Provides a look at how young people mature out of crime and what society can do to promote positive changes in the lives of youth.  From the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

 

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

 

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