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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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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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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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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What is Foster Care?

…to raise a child. By law, children are supposed to have contact with family — their parents, brothers ... are key features of any child welfare system, in some communities too many children are placed in group ... foster care? Who decides that a child needs to be in foster care? Typically, children come ... or Latinos are. The reasons that children of color are disproportionately represented in some child welfare

June 6, 2019

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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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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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CWLA Presents Experts, Ideas and Data Gaps on LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care

…to experience homelessness and numerous child welfare placements. These youth are also less likely than ... , according to Casey’s Child Welfare Strategy Group Director Tracey Feild, is to begin counting youth ... The Child Welfare League of America recently released a special issue of its Child Welfare Journal ... as best practices aimed at keeping these youth emotionally and physically safe while ensuring their long

August 7, 2018

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