David Muhammad on Reinventing Juvenile Probation

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…Muhammad is dedicated to changing. A criminal justice and youth development expert, Muhammad currently ... for Washington DC’s Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services. Otherwise put: Muhammad has seen &mdash ... in supporting youth. What a better model of support looks like for young people in need. Examples of diversion ... , assess their needs and then develop a plan with the youth and the family at the table.” &ldquo

April 23, 2019

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Aligning Investments in a Community-Based Continuum of Care for Maine Youth Transitioning to Adulthood

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…how the state supports youth, ages 14 to 25, who are involved in its child welfare or juvenile justice ... Some youth are ineligible for support at age 18, as they age out of child-serving systems ... step. The goal? Help these youth successfully transition to adulthood — and thrive. ... Youth outcomes are not the responsibility of one public system or organization. Rather

April 22, 2019

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Town Halls in Georgia Show the Needs of Youth in Foster Care

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…Since 2016, Multi-Agency Alliance for Children (MAAC) in Georgia — one of the Annie E. Casey ... Foundation’s Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative® sites — has partnered ... with the Division of Family and Children Services, the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, community ... organizations and agencies to facilitate youth town halls with local youth who are or have been in foster care

April 18, 2019

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New Mexico Legislature Extends Foster Care to Age 21

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…Every year in New Mexico, nearly 200 youth — many lacking a stable home or strong support ... system — transition out of foster care. NMCAN Youth Leaders know this story all too well ... Youth Leaders helped draft and advance the bill, which provides continued housing, case worker support ... and living stipends. Equally important: It gives youth more time to finish school, develop skills

April 18, 2019

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Census 2020: New Research Identifies Factors Linked to Undercounting Kids

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…U.S. census counts have repeatedly excluded a large number of children under the age of 5 &mdash ... estimates on how many young children the census missed. The study found that a higher net undercount &mdash ... ; young children living with grandparent householders; and young children living with nonrelatives ... ;This analysis shows that many young children are missed — and for different factors than the population

April 12, 2019

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Emerging Scholars Explore Role of Neighborhood Norms in Kids’ Activities

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…parents in low-income communities perceive their neighborhoods and their children’s participation ... explored how parents’ perceptions of neighborhood conditions affect their children&rsquo ... examined the reasons why children were not enrolled in preschool and other early learning programs in low ... of neighborhood social cohesion shape children’s participation in extracurricular activities and perceived

April 12, 2019

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Youth Correctional Leaders Launch Campaign to Close Juvenile Prisons

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…of the Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families and Phyllis Becker, the former ... to close the nation’s remaining youth prisons and replace them with more effective interventions ... . The members of the newly formed Youth Correctional Leaders for Justice (YCLJ) — supported by the Annie E ... officials and advocates working to end the youth prison model. They will share their expertise in shutting

April 10, 2019

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Casey Selects 15 Sites to Train Juvenile Justice Frontline Staff

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…professional development opportunity for frontline staff working with youth involved in the juvenile justice ... system and their families. RJJ helps frontline staff better support, divert and redirect youth ... to appropriate and fair justice options. The curriculum includes the fundamentals of positive youth development ... deepening approaches and practices that reflect what we know about positive youth development,” says

April 9, 2019

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