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Public News Service - IN: Children's Issues

A move to reform the juvenile justice system by offering alternatives other than juvenile detention is now in its 25th year. (aecf.org)

INDIANAPOLIS -- Young people in trouble with the law in Indiana have benefited from an updated approach to juvenile justice. It's the 25th anniversary of the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative. Indiana was one of the first states to embrace it, and state Supreme

Gender-diverse teenagers say the depression they feel is often prompted by rejection by family members and bullying at school. (K. Paul)

INDIANAPOLIS – A report released this week on kids' health and well-being in Indiana shows the suicide rate remains high, and advocates for teens say the problem is especially pervasive for those who identify as LBGT. The new Kids Count Data Book lists suicide as the second-leading cause of de

Indiana's youngest residents will be the focus of some of the new legislation coming to the General Assembly starting next month. (Virginia Carter)

INDIANAPOLIS – The new year will bring a new session for state lawmakers in just a couple of weeks. The Indiana General Assembly begins 2017 with a new governor, and some new faces filling House and Senate seats at the state Capitol. Mindi Goodpaster, public policy director for the Marion Co

Many women in Indiana go back to work early because they can't afford to stay home after a baby is born. (Sierra Neely)

INDIANAPOLIS – One in three Hoosiers struggles to afford the basic necessities, and those also are the workers least likely to have access to paid family and medical leave. A new report by the Indiana Institute for Working Families looks at what other states and countries are doing for workin

Experts suggest finding a nice balance when it comes to giving children what they want for the holidays. (V. Carter)

INDIANAPOLIS – The National Retail Federation says American consumers plan to spend an average of $935.58 during the 2016 holiday shopping season this year, and a big chunk of that will be on children. The Indiana Youth Institute has a warning: Going overboard can have long-term consequences

Research shows victims of human trafficking don't always look the way Hollywood portrays them, which makes it harder to spot this crime or its perpetrators. (Michael Carter)<br /><br /><br /><br />

INDIANAPOLIS – As its first year draws to an end, the Indiana Trafficking Victim Assistance Program is crunching numbers to determine what needs more focus in 2017. Robin Donaldson, CEO of the Indiana Youth Services Association, says her organization worked with 168 young people who have bee

Singer and songwriter Jimmy Wayne, on stage in Indianapolis, spreads the message about the thousands of children in foster care, and what others can do to help them. (Jimmy Wayne)

INDIANAPOLIS – Country singer Jimmy Wayne has a message he's sharing across the country – thousands of children need help, and he was one of them. Wayne was a keynote speaker at the Because Kids Count conference in Indianapolis on Wednesday, and wants to recruit more foster parents.

One in six Indiana residents is considered food insecure, and the statistics are even higher for families with children. (US Dept. of Agriculture)

INDIANAPOLIS – While many of us attend holiday parties that center around food this time of the year, and maybe worry about eating too much – it can be easy to overlook the fact that people around us may not have enough to eat. One in six Hoosiers doesn't always know where their next me

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