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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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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A Family First Q & A: Apply for Federal Kinship Funds by July 20

…in foster care, along with those caring for children as an alternative to custody or with no child welfare ... for Children and Families is accepting applications from all states for the first of two funding opportunities ... for state child welfare agencies to strengthen and evaluate existing kinship navigator programs or develop ... new ones. To apply, child welfare agencies must file simple, streamlined applications with the federal

June 20, 2018

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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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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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New Webinar Series: Using What Works to Improve Child Well-Being

…-being of children and youth in your community, and how to find programs that address your priorities ... Communities can spend hundreds of millions of dollars each year on children and families. But how ... problems before they even begin? In a new webinar series hosted by the Forum for Youth Investment ... , community-based service providers and others working to improve outcomes for children and families. Decades

March 28, 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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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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Report: New York’s Close to Home Initiative Offers a New Model for Juvenile Justice

…successfully transitioned home to a parent or family member. Creation of additional avenues to connect youth ... radically transformed the experience of New York City’s youth — reforms that have led ... for Children’s Law and Policy. The report, which was funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, provides ... guidance for the growing number of states looking to replace youth prisons with more effective investments

March 23, 2018

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