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November 29, 2012
Call the Senate, Defeat the Myth
Not only are we still alive in the struggle against the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in the Senate. We are even stronger, thanks to your calls!

No new action took place yesterday. We believe that proponents of the treaty still do not have the votes they need to ratify it – and we are beginning to suspect they cannot get those votes however long they wait.

Still, groups supporting the treaty are continuing to call and to put out misinformation in the social media. Many senators are repeating the same misinformation as well. So today we would like to start taking one of their points away from them.

Who Do I Call?
We would ask that you contact your own senators. If your senator is on this list of 36, please contact them by email rather than by phone, and thank them for voting “No” on Tuesday. In addition, we encourage emails (rather than phone calls) to Senator Roberts of Kansas and to Senator Hatch of Utah. While you cannot thank these gentlemen for a “No” vote on Tuesday (1 voted “Yes” and 1 was absent), you can thank them for standing in opposition to this treaty and encourage them to stand strong.

If your senators are not on the list above, we ask that you call them. (To find their number, click on your state here.) If they support the treaty, ask them why. If they give you the myth that it will help Americans overseas, here is how you can defeat it.

How Do I Defeat the Myth?
Many senators are telling their constituents that we need this treaty so that Americans who travel abroad will be protected by ADA-type standards. Many disability groups are saying the same thing.

So when you call your senators today, if you have at any point heard them (or their staff) use this argument, please call them out on it. Here is what to say (in your own words):

I understand that Senator ______ believes that this treaty will protect Americans with disabilities when they live or travel abroad. Can you please tell me which section of the treaty contains this protection? Lawyers I trust tell us there is no such language in the treaty. Can you read it to me?

U.S. ratification of a treaty only binds the United States – no one else. So pick up the phone and fire away. But still be courteous. The truth is on your side; you can afford to be nice!

Thank you for continuing with us to defeat this treaty.


Michael Ramey
Director of Communications & Research

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Friday, November 23, 2012

America Calling The World 4 Justice NOW! (Please Share)

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2nd Annual International Protest for the Love of Children
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Monday, April 22, 2013
10:00am until 3:00pm in PDT
All Countries Capitol or Supreme Court of the lands
Once again we will confront the UN policies regarding family law and child welfare that contributes to the destruction of the family, alienation and child redistribution. As the UN demands the countries eradicate poverty, the interpretation of that is taking and selling people's children.

Courts are still not exercising equality in custody cases with a lack of due process as standard fare. Abusers, both men and women, are often given custody of children and the taxation system (child support) places undue pressure upon underemployed or not employed persons. Criminalizing and demonizing parents in poverty is inhumane with this attitude extending across all family law borders.

Courts are regularly harming children with poor decision making, shoddy rules of evidence, hearsay, PTSD related government interventions, false documentation, perjury and malice with forethought court room activities. We are demanding change. We will not go away.
The Coalition of Global Family Management 
Comment from one of the organizers. As with any group, cause, etc., to finance is always a concern. So if anyone has suggestions on how this can be accomplished, please let Jan know. Thanks
The last committee and this is becoming...
Jan Smith 2:08pm Nov 23
The last committee and this is becoming increasingly critical is a financial strategy committee. I personally am tired of not having the resources to put together trainings and grass roots organizing. We need lobbyists and the ability to reimburse costs associated with such things. We need to become a legitimate force with clout and international.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Reforming Juvenile Justice: A Developmental Approach

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Status: Prepublication Available (Download)
Size: 420 pages, 6 x 9
Publication Year:2012
Adolescence is a distinct, yet transient, period of development between childhood and adulthood characterized by increased experimentation and risk-taking, a tendency to discount long-term consequences, and heightened sensitivity to peers and other social influences. 

A key function of adolescence is developing an integrated sense of self, including individualization, separation from parents, and personal identity. Experimentation and novelty-seeking behavior, such as alcohol and drug use, unsafe sex, and reckless driving, are thought to serve a number of adaptive functions despite their risks.

Research indicates that for most youth, the period of risky experimentation does not extend beyond adolescence, ceasing as identity becomes settled with maturity. Much adolescent involvement in criminal activity is part of the normal developmental process of identity formation and most adolescents will mature out of these tendencies. Evidence of significant changes in brain structure and function during adolescence strongly suggests that these cognitive tendencies characteristic of adolescents are associated with biological immaturity of the brain and with an imbalance among developing brain systems.

This imbalance model implies dual systems: one involved in cognitive and behavioral control and one involved in socio-emotional processes. Accordingly adolescents lack mature capacity for self-regulations because the brain system that influences pleasure-seeking and emotional reactivity develops more rapidly than the brain system that supports self-control. This knowledge of adolescent development has underscored important differences between adults and adolescents with direct bearing on the design and operation of the justice system, raising doubts about the core assumptions driving the criminalization of juvenile justice policy in the late decades of the 20th century.

It was in this context that the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) asked the National Research Council to convene a committee to conduct a study of juvenile justice reform. The goal of Reforming Juvenile Justice: A Developmental Approach was to review recent advances in behavioral and neuroscience research and draw out the implications of this knowledge for juvenile justice reform, to assess the new generation of reform activities occurring in the United States, and to assess the performance of OJJDP in carrying out its statutory mission as well as its potential role in supporting scientifically based reform efforts.
Richard J. Bonnie, Robert L. Johnson, Betty M. Chemers, and Julie Schuck, Editors; Committee on Assessing Juvenile Justice Reform; Committee on Law and Justice; Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education; National Research Council
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