Resource Roundup: Juvenile Justice Publications

…and more equitable youth justice system. Listening to Black Women and Girls By the Georgetown Law Center ... and treatment programs — contribute to the over-representation of youth of color in the juvenile justice ... landscape. Moving Beyond Youth Prisons By the Columbia University Justice Lab; and Implementation of New ... York’s Close to Home Initiative By the Center for Children’s Law and Policy

September 13, 2019

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Santa Cruz Probation Collaboration Reduces Group Home Placements for Latino Youth

…In Santa Cruz County, California, an analysis revealed that Latino youth on probation had worse ... — has seen new placements of Latino youth in group homes fall by 86% since 2015. The Santa Cruz ... in Respect, Tranquility and Hope) after data indicated that most out-of-home placements involved Latino youth ... , many of whom had mental health needs and histories of trauma. Parents of these youth were also

October 3, 2019

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Profiles Showcase Latest Class of Children and Family Fellows

…; Data can both mask and illuminate entrenched disparities; All children and youth deserve to thrive ... First-generation college graduates. Survivors of childhood trauma. Children of immigrants. A new ... publication tells how the latest members of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Children and Family ... affecting youth in low-income communities. When she was age 14, Alicia Guevara Warren had a friend who has

October 3, 2019

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Casey Endorses Extending Foster Care to Age 21 in Youth Today Op-Ed

…. This is the case that Leslie Gross, director of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Jim Casey Youth Opportunities ... Initiative®, makes in a new Youth Today op-ed. “Young people in extended foster care are more ... can help these youth while also erasing billions of dollars in unnecessary costs. Read more ... on the economic benefits of supporting youth in foster care as they transition to adulthood

June 24, 2019

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Percentage of Kids in Concentrated Poverty Worsens in 10 States and Puerto Rico

…significant positive effects both for children and youth and for our country as a whole,” said Scot ... The Annie E. Casey Foundation today released “Children Living in High-Poverty, Low ... of children living in concentrated poverty. By contrast, 29 states and the District of Columbia saw decreases ... in the share of children in concentrated poverty, and 11 states experienced no change. Growing up

September 24, 2019

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New ABA Tools Help Engage Young People in Court Hearings, Case Planning

…on adolescent brain research to guide child welfare practitioners who interact with youth in foster care ... of youth in care in decisions that impact their lives — a welcome shift as newer lessons ... : Aligning Child Welfare Practice with Adolescent Brain Development and Brain Frames — provide judges ... for and act on the expertise of youth, says Leslie Gross, director of the Foundation’s Jim Casey Youth

October 1, 2019

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Mentors Build Meaningful Connections With Youth in Washington, D.C.

…on T-shirts and written materials for the Washington, D.C., Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS ... the department’s Credible Messenger Initiative. The program pairs every youth under its supervision ... — have lived through similar experiences and understand the support and services that youth ... are to promote youth well-being and community safety, building community connections is essential.” Since

July 15, 2019

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APA Reinforces Casey’s Vision for Juvenile Probation Transformation

…surveillance-based probation system, which relies on sanctions to change youth behavior. It says an effective ... Bishop, who contributed to the article, applauds the APA’s focus on youth development. &ldquo ... change in youth,” Bishop says. “It’s exciting to see the APA, the National Council ... than sanctions to modify youth behavior; eliminating standard conditions of probation and instead

October 8, 2019

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