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The Economic Potential of Successful Transitions From Foster Care to Adulthood

This report turns the lens on young people who age out of foster care and explores four areas — education, early parenthood, homelessness and incarceration — where they fare worse than their general population peers. Readers will learn the economic cost of this shortfall and see how targeted interventions can help these youth while also erasing billions of dollars in unnecessary costs.

January 30, 2019

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Developing Better Mentoring Programs for Maryland’s Youth

For young people facing tough life circumstances, the benefits of quality mentoring programs are clear. These services help youth form positive relationships with adults and peers; keep them in school and on track toward graduation; improve their job prospects; and even reduce the likelihood they’ll use drugs. One Maryland nonprofit is working to improve the quality and quantity of mentors in the state.

January 15, 2019

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Rewriting the Playbook for Reducing Juvenile Delinquency

A growing body of research champions developmentally appropriate strategies for supporting young people who have crossed paths with the juvenile justice system. Instead of promoting surveillance, punishment and intensive sanctions like detention, the latest research supports strategies rooted in patience, encouragement and positive youth development.

December 6, 2018

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