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Friday on AxXiom For Liberty Live! Miles Kinard, Author, American Stasi: Fusion Centers and Domestic Spying.

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Kaye Beach

****Show Notes Posted Below*************

March, 21, 2013

This Friday on AxXiom For Liberty with Kaye Beach and Howard Houchen 6-8pm Central – Miles Kinard author of the magazine exposé, American Stasi: Fusion Centers and Domestic Spying.

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“This is no longer just a ‘surveillance state.’  We are on the fast track to a police state.” -Miles Kinard, interview with the Spingola Files, Dec. 2012

We are very excited to introduce you to Miles Kinard, researcher and author of the magazine exposé, American Stasi: Fusion Centers and Domestic Spying.

What is a Fusion Center?

The principal role of the fusion center is to compile, analyze, and disseminate criminal/terrorist information and intelligence and other information (including, but not limited to, threat, public safety, law enforcement, public health, social services, and public works) to support efforts to anticipate, identify, prevent, and/or monitor criminal/terrorist activity.   http://www.scribd.com/doc/19251638/Fusion-Center-Guidelines-Law-Enforcement

I jumped on Mr. Kinard’s work on fusion centers last year when it was released and found his writing on the subject to be extremely lucid and his research, impeccable.  You can get it for a song and instant download at Amazon.com

http://www.amazon.com/American-Stasi-Centers-Domesitc-ebook/dp/B006YZQFL8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1327104356&sr=8-1

Miles Kinard’s work explores these secretive 9/11 domestic intelligence units that are considered key by the Department of Homeland Security in its quest to know everything about everybody all the time.

There is at least one of these relatively new intelligence centers located in every state (74 78 total) and precious little attention has been given to them by the mainstream media.

Secrecy, the waste of taxpayer dollars and especially the potential civil liberties violations were highlighted by Kinard’s work.  All of this and more was subsequently confirmed by a two-year bipartisan investigation by the U. S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations which released a 107 page report last October.

Tonight we will get a chance to talk to Miles about the state fusion centers as part of what he refers to as the “Surveillance Industrial Complex” in general and discuss the implications of these state-based (but federally controlled) spy centers that he identified in his exposé .

Join us – Your questions or comments are always welcome!

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Events:

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Restore Oklahoma Public Education (R.O.P.E.)

Common Core is NOT OK!” Events

  • Wed., March 27th:   Common Core is NOT OK! Rally State Capitol, 2nd floor rotunda (Supreme Court hallway), Noon  Click here for rally info.
  • Thurs., March 28th:  State Board of Education meeting Oliver Hodge Educ. Bldg., room I-20, 9:30 a.m., Meeting instructions.

“The Common Core State Standards present a takeover of public education by a small group of individuals. This takeover will change the way that teachers teach, parents interact with their schools due to loss of local control, and present students with a narrow range of studies and increased standardized testing. Oklahomans must maintain local control over public education, therefore, we reject the Common Core State Standards.”  Read More from ROPE

FERPA, Amendemnts

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April 5 & 6, 2013, Tulsa 9.12 will host a symposium on “Understanding Agenda 21.” Rosa Koire, author of “Behind the Green Mask” and founding member of Democrats Against Agenda 21, will be one of our many speakers. If you would like to learn more about Agenda 21 and how it affects you, please plan on joining us.

Understanding Agenda 21 – A Symposium  (You can RSVP on Facebook but Registration must be received by April 1st  REGISTER HERE

Referenced:

Testimony of Jennifer Lynch,  Electronic Frontier Foundation(EFF), Senate Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law, July 18, 2012

What Facial Recognition Technology Means for Privacy and Civil Liberties 

The Militarization of U.S. Domestic Policing

 Abigail R. Hall and Christopher J. Coyne
Abstract
This paper develops the political economy of the militarization of domestic policing.
We analyze the mechanisms through which the “protective state”—where the government utilizes its monopoly on force to protect citizens’ rights—devolves into a “predatory state” which undermines the rights of the populace. We apply our theory to the U.S.,where we trace the(failed) historical attempts to establish constraints nto separate the military functions and policing functions of government.
In doing so we emphasize the role of crises in the form of perpetual wars—the “War on Drugs” and the “War on Terror”—in the accelerated militarization of domestic policing.

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The Government Wants Your Children – An Analysis of Recent Education Reforms and The Resulting Impact On Student Privacy

Kaye Beach

September 24, 2012

Every parent should be aware of what information is being gathered and for what purpose, on their children and their families.  These days, when they say “permanent record”  They mean it!

‘. . .schools are collecting much more information than parents imagine. Not only can parents NOT ask to see records of which they are unaware, but records kept out from under the watchful eye of a parent can collect and store damaging information and “When you put something into digital form, you can’t control where that’ll end up.” (Koebler)’

This is extremely valuable information and analysis from R.O.P.E -Restore Oklahoma Public Education, originally published July 25, 2012.

This is our latest piece of research. It contains information on how the state and federal governments are collecting copious amounts of data for every public school child under the guise of Education Reform. It also explains how, in Oklahoma, our P20 Council (created in order to pave the way for the State Longitudinal Database System which stores student data) is attempting to find ways to collect data from home school and privately schooled students!

An Analysis of Recent Education Reforms and the Resulting Impact on Student Privacy

ROPE Takes the High Road, Calls Barresi on the Carpet

Kaye Beach

May 31, 2011

This article is from Restore Oklahoma Public Education-R.O.P.E.’s latest newsletter. (sign up here to receive ROPE’s newsletter by email)

I admire their courage and adherence to principle over politics.  This is what separates the mere advocate from the Watchdog.

Thanks ROPE!

At the State Republican Convention in May, State Superintendent Dr. Janet Barresi told members present that she went up to “The Hill” to testify before the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce and told the Federal Government to stay out of “our business”.

In the actual testimony, Dr. Barresi states, “As all participating states prepare to transition to Common Core curriculum standards [initiated with Arne Duncan and the DOE], more flexibility is also needed in the use of federal funds for professional development that would support effective instructional practices. Additionally, broadening the scope of the designation of Title programs to include a wider array of subject matter, such as STEM initiatives, would help enable states to offer a more challenging curriculum.”

This does not sound like “get out of our business” so much as “give us the money and let us spend it the way we want”.

Republican Ronald Reagan wanted to abolish the Federal Department of Education created by Jimmy Carter. Our state Republican platform specifically says, “The federal government has no constitutional role in education”

Though Dr. Barresi has stated on numerous occasions that she advocates for “local control”, a post on the State Department of Education website dated “May 19th” heralded the announcement that Dr. Barresi had just joined Jeb Bush’s Chiefs for Change.

As is visible from the post on the left, the Chiefs are very specifically advocating MORE federal control of the already over-federalized Elementary and Secondary Education Act. How does surrendering local control of our elementary and secondary students to the federal government in turn provide local control?

According to a CATO study it doesn’t. “We find strong evidence that the widespread adoption of preschool and full-day kindergarten is unlikely to improve student achievement.”

Though recently, Dr. Barresi told an audience in Tulsa that she had not used Federal money for education reforms she has touted, the NewsOk article in the upper left, Oklahoma State Education Board awards millions to poor-performing schools, flies in the face of such a statement.

ARRA (stimulus) funds are those used to “turnaround” failing schools. Is this semantics? If the Oklahoma State Department of Education is simply ‘passing’ on the funds from the federal government to the local school, then the Department is not spending them so the Department is not taking federal funds for education reforms?

ROPE has found at least one bill “requested” by the Department containing references or inclusions for access to federal grants. Additionally, ROPE has uncovered the mechanism by which the Core Curriculum Standards and something called the P20 data system (begun by a “requested” bill) which will collect data from children across a wide range of data points and share that information in  without parental consent are linked to federal funding. We will share that with you soon.

In the meantime, we must be vigilant and continue to monitor the words and actions of our newly elected State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Dr. Baressi, and hold her accountable for them.

In This Issue

Oklahoma State Education Board awards millions to poor-performing schools

The School Improvement Grants were approved by the board Thursday and the federal money is intended to help the schools, all of which are in Oklahoma City, improve a track record of poor student performance.

“We’re hopeful that this will have an impact,” state schools Superintendent Janet Barresi said.

Oklahoman plays key role in announcement of new Race to the Top

“Early childhood education, special for children ages birth to 3, is both a profound moral obligation and the most effective way to reverse the cycle of poverty in  America,” Kaiser said in a town-hall meeting in Washington, D.C., following Duncan’s announcement.

State Superintendent Janet Barresi Joins Jeb Bush’s “Chiefs For Change”In the “Statement of Principles for Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act” dated May 19, 2011, the Chiefs maintain:

 

Q&A With State Supt. Baressi with the Oklahoma Education Association
“No. I don’t like mandates. I’m a local control type of fan and advocate. I’m sure Oklahoma City would be happy to share their best practices in this area and results from this. My bottom line is this: I want to see the numbers. I want to see the academic outcomes as a result of this process, after they’ve had it in for a couple, three years. I want to see how it facilitates outcomes, how it facilitates learning.”

Oklahoma charter schools hire math, science teachers from overseas

The schools have come under scrutiny by conservative and tax watch groups throughout the nation, including Restore Oklahoma Public Education (ROPE), which can be defined as both.

“If Oklahoma teachers are being laid off, why are we as Oklahoma taxpayers paying people from not even inside our country to come and teach our children?” asks Jenni White, president of ROPE.

To Read More information collected on Gulen Schools by ROPE, see this article just recently added to our website.

Show notes-Friday Sept 24th Guest Beverly Eakman: Why our Kids are “Walking Targets”

**Notes Added Below**

Beverly K. Eakman will be my guest this Friday, Sept. 24 at 6pm CST on AxXiom For Liberty.  You can listen in live on the internet at Rule of Law Radio. http://www.ruleoflawradio.com

Recently in PA at the “Freedom Action Conference” I had the pleasure of meeting Beverly Eakman in person and even got to visit with her a little on air

I was already glancingly familiar with Beverly Eakman through some of her writing that I encountered when doing my own research on the  on the Texas Medical Algorithm Project or TMAP’s (I hate to use the word “scandal’ because it simply  does not do this sinister program justice.)

(My writing on the program and what I found out by going to my daughters school here in Oklahoma;  Public Schools, Signs of Suicide and New Freedom for All )

This lady bowled me over with her fluid and agile intelligence and expressiveness.  After speaking with her for a few moments, I proceeded to buy every book on her table. It didn’t take me long after cracking one of her books for me to recognize what I was reading.

Earlier today I posed this question;

Oklahoma Schools: Data Collecting or Dossier Building?

and provided a little information about Oklahoma schools that gives me pause for thought.  This information wouldn’t necessarily give most people pause for thought which is why I want you to hear more about what Beverly has to say.

Why am I making the connection between school mental health screenings, Oklahoma’s new student information sharing system and fusion centers?

I mentioned my interest in initiatives to screen our  children for mental illness in public schools.  While I don’t doubt that most of the administrators of this program are well intentioned I also know for a fact that the pharmaceutical companies and some of the “non-profit” organizations’ interest is purely profit driven.  Lawsuits and tragedies continue to emanate from these mental health partnerships with schools and  Medicaid funds are central to the scheme.

I know from visiting my own school that a up to date  rolodex with numbers for area psychiatrists is a key portion of the’ Signs of Suicide’ program. I also know that your notification about  and consent for your child’s participation in the screening is handled as below the radar as possible.  “Consent” is given by default and if you should fail to follow the instructions given to you by your child’s school, DHS is to be notified.

I have also spent many, many hours studying Fusion Centers, down to the technical aspects of system interoperability and software capability. I even went to testify at one of the MIAC (a Missouri State Fusion Center) committee hearing in Missouri.  And what I recognized in Beverly’s books was the same sort of data collection, merging and sharing and profiling that is at the heart of the Fusion Process.

There are efforts underway to systemically share data  between law enforcement, mental health and public schools (and much much more!) What does this indicate to people, I wonder.

To me, it doesn’t matter the rational or what good things could possibly come fro it because the potential for harm is too great.

What I see is an astonishing degree of database merging throughout the public and private sphere that in no way benefits us or our children.  Health, welfare, education and law enforcement to name but a few sectors, are getting together and what that portends for our personal security and for individual freedom is terrifying.

South Carolina has a data integration system that simply floors me!

I have just finished Beverly’s  meticulously researched book, The Cloning of the American Mind, and this is information that is both extremely important and not widely known.  You can Find Beverly’s books at Midnight Whistler  Publishers and needless to say, I can’t recommend them highly enough.

Beverly gave a speech in 2008 on the “Education’s Role” and I think what she covered in this  speech will help illustrate what has me so concerned.

I think it is important to note that this  speech was chosen to be placed into Vital Speeches of the Day which  is THE premier speech publication in America, possibly the world. Vital Speeches of the Day chose Beverly Eakman’s speech as the Dec 2008 Speech of the Month for their print publication which goes to all federal agencies, libraries and more.  It was also published online.

Some  excerpts of that speech are included here  but you can read it in its entirety at the end of this post.  (it is the last speech in the document)

In her speech Beverly explains how predictive analytics apply to our public schools.  She said;

“Today, hundreds of seemingly unrelated pieces of data that reveal political leanings and parental views are fed into a “predictive” computer algorithm. What’s a predictive computer algorithm? Well, it’s a mathematical formula that sifts masses of information, then predicts what a person will probably do, given various hypothetical scenarios.

What this all alludes to Beverly sums up this way;

Most hot-button topics of the day—from global warming to globalization—are first tested in the educational marketplace by psychologists using predictive computer technologies.

Disinformation is thriving in the nation’s classrooms. Today, I will present proof-positive that schools were used as the prototype for data-mining throughout the entire U.S. population. I will show you how government helps ensure—and enforce— the radical changes of ideals and attitudes and thus bring about a universal code of thought that others, including myself in past years, have alluded to. I am going to show you how unique ID numbers are assigned to each child, ostensibly by the state, but under the auspices of a federal mandate; how each state pretends to craft its own ID procedures, then transmits to the federal government for cross-matching with other federal data.

This technique is called “psychographics” You may be more familiar with the term “data-mining” which is the same thing. Here is an  explanation of psychographics from Beverly’s website;

Webster’s New World Communication and Media Dictionary defines psychographics as “the study of social class based upon the demographics … income, race, color, religion, and personality traits.” These are characteristics, says the dictionary, which “can be measured to predict behavior.”

And this quote from Beverly pretty much encapsulates the issue that I am trying to bring to the fore regarding the efforts to collect and share student data that is going on in Oklahoma and other states across the country;

The psychological questions and self-reports with which schools today inundate pupils comprise a specialized area known in the world of advertising as “psychographic data-gathering.” Psychographics is closely related to mass mental health screening, a highly controversial new initiative coming down the pike, as well as to “risk” analysis, which is turning into a dangerous political weapon.

I will continue to post information about Oklahoma’s  Race to The Top and the various other programs of concern but until then, please join me Friday on Rule of Law Radio Network to find out more about this very important subject.

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Show Notes Sept 25, 2010

Show Notes from Friday Sept 24th Guest Beverly Eakman: Why our Kids are “Walking Targets”

See Beverly Eakman’s books

Documents of interest;

•       Oklahoma’s Race to the Top

•       Race to the Top Technical Review Form – Tier 1

Oklahoma Application #5280-0K-1 (March 2010 evaluation)

•       CHILDREN’S EDUCATIONAL RECORDS AND PRIVACY 2009

•       Oklahoma Receives First Ever SIF Award Public Schools

•       Oklahoma Deploys the Nation’s First Fully Implemented Statewide SIF-Based Data Collection Model

•       US DOE Guide FERPA

•       ACE Implementation Guide Revised July 2010  ACE

Professor Chester M. Pierce, M.D., Professor of Education and Psychiatry at Harvard, has this to say, “Every child in America entering school at the age of five is mentally ill because he comes to school with certain allegiances to our Founding Fathers, toward our elected officials, toward his parents, toward a belief in a supernatural being, and toward the sovereignty of this nation as a separate entity. It’s up to you as teachers to make all these sick children well — by creating the international child of the future.

A post about the Parental Rights Amendment

Group Manipulation Tactics-Thwart the The Delphi Technique


Beverly Eakmam was sounding the alarm about or schools using marketing techniques to psychologically profile school children back in 1991.

In 1981 she had resigned from teaching in sheer frustration, but she didn’t lose her sense of humor;

ODE TO A SCHOOLTEACHER AT YEAR’S END

(a.k.a. Letter of Resignation to the Clear Creek School District, League City (Houston), Texas, May 1981)

The kids bought their way out of class period five And they burned all the bathrooms down third; The school bus was late, Forty minutes past eight. Not a teacher all morning was heard.

Then class was dismissed for a game. Exams? Too bad! What a shame! “The children don’t need ’em!” “School officials won’t heed ’em!” “Let’s pass them for knowing their names!”

You see, the cost was only one dollar To go out and have a good holler. Coaches advertised passes To get out of classes, And my group became suddenly smaller.

Left were four Vietnamese refugees (Who hadn’t the one dollar fees), All eager to try it In a room that was quiet, Asking: “Please, may the testing proceed?”

Then a latecomer entered the room, And proceeded the cuss, yell and fume Because most of the class Had bought a red pass And he was stuck here the whole afternoon.

Kids complain that they can’t buy supplies, That prices are simply too high. But just let it be cash To get out of class And watch how fast money flies!

I’m told kids won’t be so obtuse The day we just let ’em “hang loose,” And pay less attention To silly conventions Like putting one’s brain to good use.

So important is public relations! And politically correct celebrations! They say the public supports Only schools that hype sports, Not grammar, and like, abominations.

So here’s an idea that’s fantastic: Keep dropouts in school shooting baskets! Bring class head counts down By fooling around; Keep everyone drugged or distracted!

Just why should I play the good teacher When I can spend all day long in the bleachers? Pupils know when we gruel ’em We’re only just foolin’; That we’d flunk ’em They can’t even feature!

Comparing home and alternative schools, I know they don’t play by such rules. They don’t take education Turn it into vacation And turn out generations of fools.

So…in light of the above-stated factors, I think I’ll seek out greener pastures. Still young and gung-ho It’s the right time to go. May this school enjoy happy hereafters.

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The following is a selection of information and links, no narrative but much of the information speaks for itself.

We are the biggest potential political striking force in this country, and we are determined to control the direction of education.” NEA president Catherine Barrett 1972

“I am convinced that the battle for humankind’s future must be waged and won in the public school classroom by teachers who correctly view their role as the proselytizers of a new faith… The classroom must and will become an arena of conflict between the old and the new; the rotting corpse of Christianity, together with all its adjacent evils and misery, and the new faith of Humanism…”  – John J. Dunphy, A New Religion For A New Age, in The Humanist, January/February 1983 edition

FORDHAM CENTER ON LAW AND INFORMATION POLICY

CHILDREN’S EDUCATIONAL RECORDS AND PRIVACY:

A STUDY OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL STATE REPORTING SYSTEMS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Among state departments of education there has been a growing trend to establish statewide longitudinal databases of all K-12 children within a state in order to track students’ progress and change over time. This trend is accompanied by a movement to create uniform data collection systems so that each state’s student data systems are interoperable with one another. These two trends raised privacy concerns that we examine in this study. First, we were concerned with the way states were ensuring the privacy of their K-12 students. Specifically, our goal was to investigate what type of data was being collected and whether children were protected legally and technically from data misuse, improper data release, and data breaches. Second, we were concerned with the ease with which individual interoperable state data systems could potentially be combined to create a national database of all K-12 children.

INTEGRATION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT INTO SCHOOL SAFETY:  THE MILWAUKEE INITIATIVE 2001-2003

This project (Integration of Law Enforcement in School Safety) was funded by the National Institute of Justice and awarded to the Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS)

Research literature has begun to address the nexus of law enforcement and school safety from various perspectives. The literature reports a number of potential and actual types of interface, collaboration, or partnerships However, this project was envisioned and implemented in a manner and with a scope of collaboration not previously reported.

Data on student incidents, office referrals, and administrative actions, which were reported across all middle and high schools over a five-year period These student incidents included such activities as classroom disruption, non-compliant behavior, disorderly conduct, battery and assault, and others.

Community Partners is a Weed and Seed operation in which partners are assigned specific sectors of the city to identify community problems, identify at risk behaviors, and provide information to law enforcement. (Emphasis mine)

•       “. . .quantitative data failed to document any major changes.”

•       “While police data documented the nature of these problems and increased police activity, there were no major changes in the trends observed.”

•       “. . .quantitative data did not underscore dramatic changes during Phase Two. . .”

The direction taken in this project should be considered in future initiatives focusing on school safety. In sum, the objectives of this project were achieved and could be enhanced and replicated in other settings.

Read the Report

Creating an effective partnership between law enforcement and a school system is a challenging yet essential process that requires focus on a common goal of education and safety for youth.

http://www.schoolengagement.org/TruancypreventionRegistry/Admin/Resources/Resources/LawEnforcementandSchoolPartnershipasaSolutiontoTruancyRecommendationsfromGulfton%E2%80%99sTruancyReductionProgram.pdf

Oklahoma is the first state to become fully SIF compliant and the first state to do so legislatively.

•        70 OKLA. STAT. tit. 70, § 3-161 (2007), available at http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/OK_Statutes/CompleteTitles/os70.rtf (Student Tracking and Reporting (STAR) Pilot Program)

•       Oklahoma’s state legislature enacted the Achieving Classroom Excellence (ACE) Act in 2005 to provide a framework under which schools can implement the new standards and associated assessments

•       Through (Senate Bill (SB) 982 known as the “Achieving Classroom Excellence Act”, ACE  changed the curriculum, testing and graduation requirements for students in all Oklahoma public schools .  In 2006 in 2006. SB 1792 amended and further clarified the ACE act.

Oklahoma-The WAVE

The Wave is a state-of-the-art customized and secure electronic statewide student information system that can be utilized for eliminating duplication of reporting and accountability efforts, streamlining research and decision-making capabilities, and providing dynamic accurate and reliable information.

The Wave was developed utilizing Schools Interoperability Framework technology for providing the State Department of Education a utility to accept data from diverse applications – allowing school districts to select software that best fit their business needs – while implementing quality data collection standards.   The Wave operates in real-time, receiving and responding to electronic messages/data instantaneously.

Key Oklahoma leaders contributed expertise in management and information technology as the state’s Department of Education worked to determine the feasibility of this effort.  The Schools Interoperability Framework (SIF) standards were updated and released in April 2007. Oklahoma student information system vendors updated their applications as required by law (Title 70 O.S. § 3-160) and are certified via the SIF 2.0r1 specifications and the Oklahoma SIF Profile. For certified vendors, please visit the SIF Web site http://www.sifinfo.org.

Implementation of the Wave will position Oklahoma in the forefront of the movement to bring education accountability in obtaining information regarding student enrollment, graduation, dropout, mobility, and a variety of student demographics.

The Wave is for everyone.   The Wave is the system of the future, implemented today

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Oklahoma is an active participant in the Common Core Standards Initiative, a consortium of 48 states, two territories, and the District of Columbia. The Initiative is coordinated by the National Governors Association and the Council for Chief State School Officers. The standards that are being developed will be internationally benchmarked. (source Race the the Top Technical Review Form) All states curricula standards are posted at the International Bureau of Education

DOJ OJJDP 2006 Report

Concurrently, policies and service approaches for at-risk youth and juvenile offenders increasingly were moving toward the coordination of multiple agency efforts. The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), and other federal departments such as the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the U.S. Department of Education, were promoting information sharing among juvenile justice, education, and other youth-serving agencies to support a comprehensive continuum of care and services.

Safe Schools/Healthy Students

The Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative is an unprecedented grant program created and administered by three Federal agencies-the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Education, and Justice-designed to prevent violence and substance abuse among our Nation’s youth, schools, and communities. Funding supports the implementation of comprehensive programs that address the following six elements:

A safe school environment

Violence, alcohol, and drug abuse prevention and early intervention programs

School and community mental health preventive and treatment intervention services

Early childhood psychosocial and emotional development services

Supporting and connecting schools and communities

Safe school policies

Eligible grantees are school districts in partnership with law enforcement officials, local mental health authorities, and often with juvenile justice officials and faith-based and other community organizations. Click here to learn more about this program.

http://www.justice.gov/archive/fbci/progmenu_atrisk.html

Information Sharing to Prevent Juvenile Delinquency: A Training and Technical Assistance Project 2009

Recent developments in the National Juvenile Information Sharing (JIS) Initiative will be tested in two sites in FY 2009 – the Jefferson County Juvenile Assessment Center (JCJAC) in Lakewood, Colorado and the Colorado Children Youth Information Sharing (CCYIS) collaborative. Program evaluators will examine the capacity for successful cross-agency information sharing by testing the OJJDP Guidelines for Juvenile Information Sharing model components.

Findings will result in the development of a juvenile information sharing implementation strategy for state, local and tribal governments.

The implementation strategy will assist in the development and implementation of cross agency information sharing procedures that promote efficient collaboration, privacy protections and technological infrastructures.

As the National JIS Initiative advances, it will be introduced into other states that illustrate a readiness for JIS implementation. Data exchanges developed in the testing environment of the JCJAC have been completed and additional exchanges will be developed and implemented this fiscal year.

Plans for piloting and testing the latest version of the National Juvenile Information Sharing (JIS) Initiative Juvenile Justice XML Data Model (JJXDM) will continue this fiscal year. The JJXDM has been developed using the National Information Exchange Model – NIEM.
Additionally, an expanded webpage will be tested within the JIS website – http://www.juvenileis.org/nationaljis.asp. When complete, it will allow summary reports and progress reports to be posted and viewed by the pilot sites and other interested viewers. The Center for Network Development (CND) is hosting a forum for the pilot sites that will also allow document sharing and multiple discussion

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Public School Health Clinics

SEATTLE — The mother of a Ballard High School student is fuming after the health center on campus helped facilitate her daughter’s abortion during school hours.

The mother, whom KOMO News has chosen to identify only as “Jill,” says the clinic kept the information “confidential.” “She took a pregnancy test at school at the teen health center,” she said. “Nowhere in this paperwork does it mention abortion or facilitating abortion.”

Jill says her daughter, a pro-life advocate, was given a pass, put in a taxi and sent off to have an abortion during school hours all without her family knowing.

“We had no idea this was being facilitated on campus,” said Jill. “They just told her that if she concealed it from her family, that it would be free of charge and no financial responsibility.”

http://www.komonews.com/news/local/88971742.html

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