Opening Doors for Young Parents

…This report reminds policymakers and child advocates of the barriers that young families face ... that these parents face are exacerbated by discrimination and systemic inequities, and their children stand to suffer ... to understand children's developmental stages.   ... young parent is in custody.

September 25, 2018

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When Should the State Cease Parenting?

Evidence from the Midwest Study

…Research suggests that foster youth approach the transition to adulthood with significant ... When children are removed from their homes due to parental abuse or neglect and placed in out ... -of-home care, the state public child welfare agency, under the supervision of the juvenile court, takes ... on the role of parent.

December 28, 2007

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Understanding the Maze: If Your Child Has Contact With the Law

A Parent's Resource Guide

… the New York City criminal and juvenile justice system to help a justice-involved child ... What parents can do if their child becomes involved in the New York City juvenile justice system. ... How parental involvement can help a justice-involved child. ... What to expect after your child is arrested.

May 10, 2009

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Place Matters

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

…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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Children and Families with Incarcerated Parents

Exploring Development in the Field and Opportunities for Growth

parent and their child.       ... On any given day in America, it is estimated that more than 1.5 million children have a parent ... Children and families affected by the incarceration of a parent face a multitude of risk factors ... financially, socially and emotionally. Even more, the children in these families lose vital time

January 1, 2008

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Building on Strength: Positive Youth Development in Juvenile Justice Programs

…by incarcerating youth, imposing sanctions on them and thereby reducing the likelihood of future offenses ... to improve their intervention approaches from a strength-based, positive youth development perspective. ... Principles of positive youth development. ... How some juvenile justice systems are working to incorporate a strength-based positive youth

September 4, 2008

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Embedding Detention Reform in State Statutes, Rules and Regulations

A Guide to Juvenile Detention Reform

…the race, ethnicity and gender of each youth that interfaces with their system and to collect information ... ;the overrepresentation of minority youth in secure confinement. One option? Update policies to create funding incentives ... that boost access to community-based detention alternatives for youth of color.

June 3, 2014

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If Parents Don’t Speak English Well, Will Their Kids Get Locked Up?

Language Barriers and Disproportionate Minority Contact in the Juvenile Justice System

…Language barriers are making it difficult for immigrant parents to advocate for their children ... of immigrant child being prosecuted for criminal offenses.  ... The 3 approaches that may minimize sentencing for youth of color. ... Although black youth comprise only 15% of the juvenile population, they make up 26% of juvenile

June 11, 2010

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