The Future of Youth Justice

A Community-Based Alternative to the Youth Prison Model

…America’s longstanding youth prison model, which emphasizes confinement and control ... , exacerbates youth trauma and inhibits positive growth while failing to address public safety.  ... ; This report delivers a clear and compelling call to close these youth prisons. It also introduces readers ... children on a pathway to success.

October 21, 2016

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How Child Welfare Leaders Can Help Older Youth During COVID-19 Pandemic

…As the nation grapples with the public health crisis of COVID-19, child welfare systems must ... prioritize the urgent and unique needs of older youth in foster care and those who have left (or aged out ... on foster care systems for their safety, health and well-being. “Protecting older youth in foster ... on youth aging out of foster care for at least six months beyond the end of the immediate crisis

April 15, 2020

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Training for Grassroots Organizations Wanting To Offer Alternatives to Incarceration

…Community Connections for Youth started its Alternatives to Incarceration Training Institute ... Soriano of Youth Empowerment in San Diego. When they attended the institute in 2015, Youth Empowerment ... was an all-volunteer organization that helped youth and nurtured family and community connections through ... weekly barbecues and picnics at a local park. The Sorianos shared an interest in helping youth and had

May 9, 2018

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Prisoner Reentry: Helping Former Prisoners Return to Communities

A Guide to Key Ideas, Effective Approaches, and TA Resources for When Prisoners Return to the Community

…and supports available for families and children of the incarcerated to help address loss of income, emotional ... How incarceration affects the families and children. ... The Kid Connection ... At least two million kids in the United States had a parent in prison or jail in 2000. 

January 10, 2005

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Leadership Development Video: The Results Count Path to Equity

…and what it takes to achieve equitable results for children, youth and families. Learn more about ... in the social and public sectors accelerate measurable and equitable improvements in outcomes for children ... outcomes stems from the mission of the Foundation, which is to ensure a bright future for all children ... , not just looking for better results across the board or in the aggregate but ensuring that children

June 26, 2019

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Youth Count

Exploring How KIDS COUNT Grantees Address Youth Issues

…for older youth. It draws on interviews and document reviews to identify common issues, challenges ... and strategies related to pushing the youth advocacy agenda forward across the country. ... Which issues organizations are tackling related to older youth. ... How KIDS COUNT grantees advocate on behalf of older youth.

July 29, 2005

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Expectant and Parenting Youth in Foster Care

Systems Leaders Data Tool Kit

…Expectant and parenting youth in foster care — and their children — often have contact ... and as they transition into adulthood — and to prevent their children from becoming involved with the child welfare ... on expectant and parenting youth in foster care. The end goal? A better, brighter future for these families ... ;— including representatives from Chapin Hall, Child Trends, Connecticut Department

June 2, 2019

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What Are Status Offenses and Why Do They Matter?

…; are not crimes, but they are prohibited under the law because of a youth’s status as a minor. While status ... offenses are not serious offenses, they can have serious consequences for youth. What are status offenses ... placing youth with juvenile status offenses in secure detention or locked confinement. States that do hold ... of status offenders core requirement — is meant to encourage states to divert youth with status

April 6, 2019

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The Color of Justice

The Landscape of Traumatic Justice

…-representation of youth of color in the juvenile justice landscape. ... Statistics on the school to prison pipeline for youth of color. ... Rehabilitating justice-involved youth of color may require a shift in philosophy and practice ... Up to 90% of youth in conflict with the law and involved in the juvenile justice system have

May 15, 2019

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More Children Raised by Relatives and Family Friends, Report Finds

…more than 2.7 million children in America, were raised by grandparents or other relatives at some time ... % increase in children living with relatives or close family friends because their parents can no longer care ... to meet the basic needs of children — a problem that could be alleviated with increased access ... the lives of children and families, and that includes supporting extended family and others who take

May 23, 2012

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