To the youth we serve, we hear your fears and frustration. We will continue to work tirelessly to amplify your voices to reform the systems meant to serve you.
Three of our Youth Fostering Change advocates participated in the 2016 Foster Youth in Action Conference in Washington, D.C. It was an amazing opportunity for our youth to meet other advocates, agencies supporting foster youth, and Hill staffers.
Jeremy Hudson is an alumnae of our Juveniles for Justice youth engagement program. Jeremy was recently featured in a Retro Report video on zero tolerance policies and the school-to-prison pipeline.
Juvenile Law Center today released a groundbreaking national report, Debtors’ Prison for Kids? The High Cost of Fines and Fees in the Juvenile Justice System. Approximately one million youth appear in juvenile courts each year. In every state, youth and families can be required...
On August 12, a federal magistrate judge granted his petition and ordered Dassey released from prison -- unless the state of Wisconsin, within 90 days of the court order, decides to retry Brendan for his role in that murder. Brendan’s potential release is welcome news, as our...
A new policy from the Social Security Administration (SSA) went into effect on August 1st to allow foster youth of all ages with disabilities to apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits six months before they leave care. This policy will remain in effect for one year...
Jeff Tyson & Lucy Nalpathanchil, Where We Live - WNPR
Samantha Melamed, philly.com
Tracy Davidson, NBC10 @ Issue
Renatta Signorini, triblive.com
Donte Kirby, Generocity
Myles Bess, Youth Radio
Myles Bess, KWBU (Texas)
Juleyka Lantigua-Williams, The Atlantic
Tony Abraham, Generocity
Jessica DaSilva, Bloomberg BNA
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