Autism Rates, Recovery Coaches, Wrongful Convictions – Friday’s Roundup

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Autism Rates

A report published by the Centers for Disease Control said one out of every 23 4-year-old boys in New Jersey is diagnosed with autism, and New Jersey preschool children have the highest autism rates ever recorded in the U.S .

The study looked at autism rates across seven states.

Recovery Coaches
The Press has a cool story about a group of recovery coaches who are working to “fill in the gaps of substance abuse treatment and outreach” in Atlantic City, as Colt Shaw puts it.

The Recovery Force of Atlantic County is looking to get office space above St. Mike’s Church.

Cold Cases + Wrongful Convictions
The state A.G. is creating two new programs to review wrongful convictions and to solve old cold cases.

“These two programs are both based on one simple premise — that those who are innocent should not remain in prison and that those who are guilty should not remain on our streets,” Gurbir Grewal said.

The “Conviction Review Unit” is the first of its kind in the state.

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