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Child abuse news and analysis from The Nation
August 22, 2019
It’s About Time for New York’s Child Victims Act
When it comes to extending the statute of limitations for survivors of abuse, late is better than never.
July 25, 2019
Trump Is Targeting the Most Vulnerable Among Us
Trump’s immigration policies have traumatized thousands of migrant children and have killed at least seven.
Karen J. Greenberg
April 8, 2019
Meet the Grown-Ups Keeping Kids Out of Prison
The Youth Correctional Leaders for Justice will help guide towns, cities, and states on how to close youth prisons for good.
February 28, 2019
The Vatican Sex-Abuse Summit Was Never Going to Undo the Harm
The left welcomed the pontiff because he was anti-authoritarian—but that’s exactly why the summit was a disappointment.
Michael F. Pettinger
June 21, 2018
The Trump Administration Still Has No Plan to Reunite Families It Tore Apart
The 2,300 children who have been taken from their parents face a tangled legal process and a shortage of lawyers to help them through it.
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June 18, 2018
What It’s Like Inside a Border Patrol Facility Where Families Are Being Separated
The Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy has overwhelmed Ursula, where children sleep in cages, the lights never go off, and detainees are brought in 24 hours a day.
January 22, 2018
Florida Judges Are Turning Their Backs on Abused Young Immigrants
It's nearly impossible for undocumented minors in Florida who have been “abused, abandoned, or neglected” to apply for the green cards that they are legally entitled to.
April 17, 2017
Stop the Imprisonment of Palestinian Children
Abusive treatment, coerced confessions, and deprivation of counsel and parental contact—at any one time, hundreds of kids are in lockup in violation of basic human rights.
June 24, 2016
War Is Over in Colombia
The end of the war could integrate Colombia more fully into Latin America.
May 11, 2016
How Will Philadelphia’s District Attorney Handle Resentencing Its Juvenile Life-Without-Parole Population?
Seth Williams says he’s “smart on crime,” but his record says otherwise.