Texas Children's Justice Act

Development of a Method to Evaluate Bone Health of Infants and Young Children in the Medical Examiner Setting and Emergency Department

Child abuse cases form one of the most contentious areas of medicolegal investigation. Physicians are responsible for determining with reasonable medical certainty the cause of a specific injury pattern observed in a child.  This opinion must be rendered with comprehensive knowledge of the case, including: medical history, events surrounding… Continue Reading
Texas Children's Justice Act

Strengthening Our Response Through Informed Advocacy

Providing children in CPS' care with a quality education and a chance of educational success has been widely recognized as a need and a challenge.  The final report of the Texas Supreme Court Children's Commission, the Texas Blueprint: Transforming Education Outcomes for Children and Youth in Foster Care, outlines… Continue Reading
Texas Children's Justice Act

Strategies for Change - Enhancing Response to Children with Disabilities

Children with disabilities are at an increased risk of abuse and neglect and they delay reporting abuse longer than peers without disabilities.  Child maltreatment practitioners typically lack the skills and training to respond effectively to to reports of child abuse/neglect in this population.  Children with disabilities are also… Continue Reading



Rush to Deport Young Migrants Could Trample Asylum Claims

(New York Times)

The first time her aunt in Mexico took her out at night, the young teenager was told they were headed to a party.

It was no…

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Overburdened court system strained by new wave of migrants

(USA Today)

The thousands of Central American children who have illegally crossed the Southwest border in recent months are overwhelming an immigration court system already dealing with record backlogs and delays that…

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Unaccompanied Minor Debate Ignores International Trafficking Issues

(Children's Monitor)

What has been left unsaid is that a number of the journeys north are influenced by a network of traffickers who exploit and frequently abuse child victims. Families and victims…

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Two Tracks For Congressional Funding to Address Unaccompanied Minors

(Children's Monitor)

By the end of last week, July 18, Congress's path forward to address the issue of the surge of unaccompanied minors across the US boarder was becoming less clear with…

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CJA Three-Year Assessment


26th Annual Crimes Against Children Conference

August 11, 2014
Sheraton Dallas Hotel Dallas, Texas

A nationally and internationally-recognized conference for professionals from the fields of law enforcement, prosecution, child protective services, social work, children’s advocacy, therapy, and medicine who work directly with child victims of crime.

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Texas CASA Conference

October 23, 2014
Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center Galveston, Texas

Join more than 600 CASA volunteers, staff and board members from the 71 statewide CASA programs for three days of workshops and speakers presenting their expertise and personal experiences in the child welfare system to help advocates enhance their skills to better serve abused and neglected children in foster care.

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S.A.F.E. 2014: First Annual Global Sex-Trafficking Conference

October 29, 2014
Hilton Chicago/Oak Lawn Oak Lawn, Illinois

The 2014 SAFE conference is for anyone who wants to make a difference in the area of sex-trafficking.  Whether you seek to become a part of the solution through prevention, intervention, or aftercare, this conference will equip you with the tools to excel in your field. 

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11th Annual Seminar in Forensic Sciences - Child Abuse Prevention, Intervention, and Investigation

November 5, 2014
Isla Grande Resort South Padre, Texas

To provide up to date instructions for persons Involved in child abuse investigations: including Medical examiners, physicians, nurses, attorneys, law enforcement, forensic pathologists, coroners, social workers, CPS workers, emergency department, EMS personnel, school nurses, forensic nurse examiners and all other related professions. 

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