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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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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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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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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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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Casey Connects: Summer 2011

Faith, Forgiveness, Fragile Relationships, and Responsible Fatherhood

…, and 1.8 million children have a parent in prison. ... To help children living in poverty, Casey has invested in their families and neighborhoods ... Children of incarcerated parents are more likely to be exposed to parental substance abuse, extreme ... 100,000 children.

June 21, 2011

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Five Things to Know About the New Juvenile Justice Act

…found guilty by a judge of committing a delinquent act and one parent of a youth adjudicated in this way ... ; school-based offenses; pregnant youth in custody; and child abuse and neglect reports related to youth ... Act (JJDPA) set new standards for jurisdictions to treat youth in ways appropriate for their age ... , to reduce discrimination and disparate outcomes for youth of color and to provide a continuum of services

February 8, 2019

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