Juvenile Law Center applauds U.S. Senators for introducing the Educational Stability for Foster Youth Act, an important bipartisan measure that will give foster youth the best opportunity to succeed in school.
We weren't the only office to use an interdisciplinary approach, but we were one of the first. Today, our model is the norm for lawyers who are serious about representing kids.
Every day, youth all over the country are at risk of being harmed by the very systems that are supposed to help them. Help us continue our work and raise awareness about youth in the foster care and justice systems. Learn more on our "At Risk... Not High Risk" campaign page.
"Normalcy," or every-day experiences that define childhood and adolescence, is out of reach for many youth in foster care. Juvenile Law Center's new guide helps states implement federal requirements aimed at prioritizing normalcy for foster youth.
The U.S. House of Representatives votes this week on a proposal that defunds juvenile justice programs. The Coalition for Juvenile Justice has issued an action alert, calling on citizens in all states to urge their Representatives to support funding for juvenile justice.
The Legal Center for Foster Care and Education - of which Juvenile Law Center is a founding partner - co-hosted a national conference focused improving educational outcomes of foster care youth. Click to watch a video of the conference.
Jamaal Abdul-Alim, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
Stell Simonton, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
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Editorial Board, Boston Globe
Jonathan Weyand, The Daily Pennsylvanian
Molly Knefel, The Nation Magazine
Jason Laughlin, Philly.com
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