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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Experts Talk Developing a Model for Extended Foster Care and Re-Entry Policies

…director, Youth Law Center Angie Schwartz, policy director, Alliance for Children’s Rights ... The Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative’s webinar, Model Extension of Care and Re-Entry ... of a youth-engaging extended foster care system. More than half the states have extended foster care beyond ... age 18, but many are struggling to build a system that engages youth and serves them well

October 17, 2016

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New Child Welfare Financing Report is Important Tool for State Advocates

…The Child Trends report, Child Welfare Financing SFY 2014: A Survey of Federal, State and Local ... Expenditures, provides timely data on state-level child welfare financing. The report is an important resource ... , accessibility and level of child welfare funding needed to support a continuum of resources and services. Aside ... sources for child welfare. The report also provides information on expenditures from state and local

February 7, 2017

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What is Kinship Care?

…of child welfare agencies and live with a relative or close friend of the family. Most of these children ... (food stamps). Only 42% of children are covered by Medicaid. Assistance with child care and housing ... young people think about kinship care? Check out Boundless Futures: Building a Youth-Focused Child ... and culture, relatives step up to raise children when their parents can’t care for them. This time

August 7, 2019

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Casey Supports National Campaign to Stop Solitary for Kids

…common practice, and has been documented in reports such as the Foundation’s Maltreatment of Youth ... of youth in juvenile and adult facilities in the United States. The Foundation is joining forces to end ... this practice with a growing coalition of organizations and advocates led by the Center for Children’s Law ... published a set of comprehensive standards for the treatment of youth that officials have used to improve

May 23, 2016

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Report Highlights Family Leaders’ Fight for Change in Juvenile Justice

…-involved youth who began by fighting for their own kids are forming organizations and supporting ... youth or young adults who were incarcerated as youth. Mothers at the Gate: How a Powerful Family ... engagement in all stages of a youth’s involvement with the system and to teaching families to advocate ... for themselves and the needs of young people in the justice system. “As a parent, one of the most

May 6, 2016

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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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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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