This year, our youth advocates had another great year and completed reform projects aimed at improving access to higher education for youth in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. Their projects include recommendations for colleges and juvenile justice facility staff to...
Youth First's recent national opinion poll shows that the vast majority of Americans favor rehabilitation, not punishment and incarceration, for youth in the juvenile justice system.
Join us for two great events this June with special guests Steve Drizin, co-counsel featured in Making a Murderer, and political analyst and author, Juan Williams! Click for more details and registration information for both events.
Youth in foster care often describe normalcy as being able to do all the things their friends who are not in foster care get to do: sleep over at a friend’s house, play on a school team, or go on vacation. But, foster youth are routinely denied these typical childhood experiences because...
Max Mitchell, The Legal Intelligencer
Andrew Ujifusa, EdWeek.org
John Kelly, The Chronicle of Social Change
Isidoro Rodriguez, The Crime Report
Priska Neely, 89.3 KPCC
Cherri Gregg, CBS Philly
Samantha Melamed, Philly.com
Lorelei Laird, ABA Journal
Sarah Barr, Youth Today
Naoka Carey, Ben Forman, Geoff Foster, Common Wealth Magazine
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