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Vulnerable Behind Bars

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Vulnerable Behind Bars

Earlier, the ACLU blog posted about how vulnerable young people are in adult prisons: Regular readers of The New York Times know that columnist Nicolas Kristof is a forceful advocate on behalf of human rights around the world. In his column on Thursday, January 28th ...

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The (Non-)Issue of Kids and Electronics

USA Today just came out with some horrible catastrophic news! Kids these days spend so much time with electronic media — cellphones, iPods, video games and computers — that it might as well be a full-time job: more than 53 hours a week, a study ...

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Sign This Petition to Lower the Drinking Age in Vermont!

Choose Responsibility (founders of the Amethyst Initiative) and the National Youth Rights Association are working together to pass legislation in Vermont that would open the door to lowering the drinking age in the state. This legislation is scheduled for a hearing on the 21st and ...

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Teen Brains, Medical Consent & Behavior Modification

In early November, NYRA’s project, the Community Alliance for the Ethical Treatment of Youth were invited to speak at the North Carolina conference of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA). IECA is a trade organization representing educational consultants, many of whom refer parents (and their ...

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Old Senators are Old

Check this out: List of current United States Senators by age According to that, as of January 10, 2010, only 10 senators are under 50 years old, the youngest being 40, while 27 are aged 70 or older, the very oldest being 92. To be ...

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Talkin’ Smack About CC

Let's say you have two middle school girls, whom we'll call JC and CC. They don't like each other. JC then makes a video of herself and a few other girls calling CC names, and then this video appears on YouTube. Obviously, CC is very ...

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Let’s Pick on Obese Kids

You'd think I could read something as seemingly innocent as Scientific American without getting outraged. Until I see this: A device that curbs speed eating could help obese children and adolescents cut the fat Wolfing down a meal in record time can lead to more ...

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The Rush to Adulthood

So I came across this little gem while skimming through my Twitter feed, from user @youthvoices, a young girl's blog post on their site: Why do teenagers rush to be adults? Well I came up with this question because me and my mom were talking ...

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On behalf of 1,020 redditors, don’t hunt down runaway teens.

The subscribers of r/troubledteens (727 redditors) and r/youthrights (293 redditors) could scarcely be more horrified at a post (we may have a runaway teen in our...

BY Hal Levy
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Chapter Spotlight: NYRA-NYU

NYRA-NYU experienced a great increase in activity over the past few months and has held three successful events as well as being approved as a full...

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One Week, One NYRA, Three Branches

What a week for youth rights! At times like this, I am thrilled to be a NYRA member. With our tiny budget but a great deal...

BY Hal Levy
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NYRA Presents the Youth Rights Progress award to Congressman George Miller

NYRA headed to Capitol Hill on October 13th and awarded Representative George Miller (D-CA) the Youth Rights Progress Award for his passage of H.R. 911 and...

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NYRA Announces First Ever NYRA Award Recipients

NYRA is pleased to announce the winners of our first annual NYRA Awards. This year we gave three separate awards: The Youth Rights Progress Award, The...

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Bill To Curtail Residential Abuse Needs Help!

H.R. 911, known as the Stop Child Abuse in Residential Treatment Programs act, is a bill that could potentially protect thousands of abused kids, ensure that...

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Vulnerable Behind Bars

Earlier, the ACLU blog posted about how vulnerable young people are in adult prisons: Regular readers of The New York Times know that columnist Nicolas Kristof...

BY Katrina Moncure
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Teen Brains, Medical Consent & Behavior Modification

In early November, NYRA’s project, the Community Alliance for the Ethical Treatment of Youth were invited to speak at the North Carolina conference of the Independent...

BY Alex Koroknay-Palicz
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Teens Rally in Gainesville for their Rights

Leaders from the National Youth Rights Association - Southeast Florida chapter and NYRA's project the Community Alliance for the Ethical Treatment of Youth joined local youth...

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