Children's Defense Fund
February 2010: '"We are arresting them at younger and younger ages [in cases] that used to be covered with a trip to the principal's office, not sending children to jail," said Emma Jordan-Simpson, executive director of the Children's Defense Fund, a national children's advocacy group.'http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/02/18/new.york.doodle.arrest/index.html
April 2007: Oleta Fitzgerald, southern regional director for the Children’s Defense Fund, said: “When you see drops in the welfare rolls, when you see drops in Medicaid and children’s insurance, you see a recipe for disaster. Somebody’s not eating, somebody’s not going to the doctor and unborn children suffer.”http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/22/health/22infant.html
Role Name Type Last Updated Director/Trustee/Overseer (past or present) Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Person Jul 31, 2007 Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Marian Wright Edelman Person Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Rev. Emma Jordan-Simpson Person Feb 18, 2010
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Feb 18, 2010 Girl's arrest for doodling raises concerns about zero tolerance
QUOTE: "We are arresting them at younger and younger ages [in cases] that used to be covered with a trip to the principal's office, not sending children to jail," said Emma Jordan-Simpson, executive director of the Children's Defense Fund, a national children's advocacy group.
CNN (Cable News Network) Apr 21, 2007 In Turnabout, Infant Deaths Climb in South
QUOTE: The setbacks have raised questions about the impact of cuts in welfare and Medicaid and of poor access to doctors, and, many doctors say, the growing epidemics of obesity, diabetes and hypertension among potential mothers, some of whom tip the scales here at 300 to 400 pounds.
New York Times Aug 21, 2006 A Decade After Welfare Overhaul, a Shift in Policy and Perception
QUOTE: Conservatives are pushing for stiffer work requirements and for more attention to marriage as an antidote to poverty. Many moderates and liberals want to broaden support for poor workers by providing more money for child care, more access to unemployment insurance and higher minimum wages. And many experts say the states have yet to come to grips with the group of single mothers whose lives are so troubled that they are unlikely to hold steady jobs.
New York Times Jul 10, 2006 Sex crimes break the lock on juvenile records
QUOTE: Laws meant to protect the public by listing sex offenders on Internet registries are colliding with laws intended to shield the identities of children who get into trouble.
USA TODAY Jun 02, 2003 The Reverse Robin Hood
QUOTE: The fat cats will get their tax cuts. But... [congress]coldly deleted a provision that would have allowed millions of low-income working families to benefit from the bill's increased child tax credit.
New York Times Apr 09, 2003 The battle to help children, at home and in Iraq
QUOTE: Child advocates call it a budget war. Although it involves no guns, tanks, or bombs, it could put poor children and their families at risk, creating a need within our own borders for "urgent humanitarian aid."
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