Family & Society

Organizing foster parents

Family | A Massachusetts local seeks to unionize caregivers
by Mary Jackson
Posted 10/23/20, 02:13 pm

On Tuesday night, Fostering Hope New England hosted a virtual training session for caregivers of foster children who have experienced severe trauma. The two-hour training, which attracted 100 attendees, is one way the Rhode Island–based nonprofit works to meet needs within the foster care community.

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National Center on Sexual Exploitation

Trafficking survivors fight legal prostitution

Human Trafficking | Lawsuit targets Nevada’s law permitting sex work
by Mary Jackson
Posted 10/23/20, 02:01 pm

Two alleged victims of sex trafficking in Nevada are taking their case to a federal appeals court in an effort to shut down the nation’s only legal brothels.

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Judge alters charges against Minneapolis officer

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 10/22/20, 05:43 pm

The former police officer who knelt on George Floyd’s neck, sparking a wave of racial protests and riots across the country this past summer, still faces one count each of second-degree murder and manslaughter. Prosecutors point to the county medical examiner’s report, which called Floyd’s death a homicide. They say former officer Derek Chauvin intentionally assaulted Floyd on May 25. Defense attorneys argue Floyd most likely died of the drugs in his system and say Chauvin and the other officers had no ill intent.

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