On April 28, President Obama signed a proclamation to recognize May as National Foster Care Month. Learn how you can get involved and spread the word to support foster youth!
Foster youth have plans for their future similar to all youth: college, vocational school, getting a good job. The vast majority of foster youth face extreme barriers to achieving these aspirations: only half will graduate from high school, and fewer than 10% will earn a bachelor's degree.
Even though 95% of all youth arrests are for nonviolent offenses, juvenile records can follow youth for their entire lives. Youth working on getting back on track are often stalled by...
Each year, over 1 million youth are arrested across the country, and 95% of those arrests are for non-violent offenses. Students are increasingly being arrested in schools for behaviors that used to be handled as routine disciplinary problems. Diversion programs help keep youth out of...
Three pending bills would ensure the effective implementation of ESSA in Pennsylvania while also prioritizing graduation for students in foster care.
How being a youth advocate in Juvenile Law Center's youth engagement programs helped Bruce go from feeling like "just another youth in foster care" to being a leader.
Ben Seal, The Legal Intelligencer
Philly as a case study in justice reform, the battle against youth prisons, what comes after a federal education law is passed, and more news in this week's newswire.
Daniel Denvir, Salon
Jamaal Abdul-Alim, Youth Today
Juvenile Law Center has released an informative infographic explaining juvenile records, Ohio has banned the use of shackling in courts on juveniles, and efforts to reduce youth homelessness in this week's Weekly Newswire.
Across the nation discussions regarding juvenile justice reform are taking place. Learn more about these efforts, programs aimed at breaking the "cycle of incarceration", and more in this weeks Weekly Newswire.
Samantha Melamed, Philly.com
Matthew Albright, The News Journal
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