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Vivian Watts: Justice system reforms will help protect children []

By Vivian Watts, The Virginian-Pilot, May 6, 2020 In my career as the former executive director of Fairfax CASA, as well as my work as the former secretary of Transportation and Public Safety and in the Virginia House of Delegates, I have fought to protect vulnerable children from abuse and exploitation knowing that our failure to do so has catastrophic consequences. For more than 20 years clinicians and social scientists have studied the impact that adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and...
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North Carolina launches first-in-the-nation statewide task force on ACEs-informed courts

Carey Sipp ·
(l-r) Judge Andrew Heath, Chief Justice Paul Newby, District Attorney Ben David Plans to integrate practices and policies based on the science of adverse childhood experiences in North Carolina’s 6,500-person,100-county statewide judiciary were announced today by Chief Justice Paul Newby. The announcement featured a presentation by Ben David, district attorney for North Carolina’s 13th District, that focused on building community health, the science of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs),...
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When Public Officials Abuse Families and Children

Craig McEwen ·
The story of a Tennessee mother denied an abortion and help in raising a premature baby. Life unravels. We too often focus on abuse in the household when abuse by public officials remains in the shadow.

Re: When Public Officials Abuse Families and Children

Robert Olcott ·
'Arbitrary and/or Capricious Abuse of Administrative Authority' is also covered in New Hampshire criminal statutes as "Official Oppression" I and a number of 'colleagues' were 'Plaintiffs' in New York State 'Class Action' Civil case about 50 years ago. The NYS Attorney General assigned to defend the 'Administrative Official' reportedly called him noting he wasn't going t waste his time trying to defend him.... (I was working as a Paralegal for
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