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July 20, 2015

Disability Rights are Children’s Rights: What the ADA Means for Youth in the Child Welfare System

posted by Juvenile Law Center

Twenty-five years ago, Congress enacted the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law, a landmark piece of civil rights legislation that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. Disability rights are children’s rights because children with disabilities are extremely over-represented in the child welfare system.

Tags:Child Welfare/Foster Care|Older Youth with Disabilities|Transitions to Adulthood (Foster Care)
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July 02, 2015

Bipartisan Bill Will Give Foster Youth More Stability, Better Education

posted by Juvenile Law CEnter

Juvenile Law Center applauds Senators Al Franken (D-MN) and Charles Grassley (R-IA) for introducing the Educational Stability for Foster Youth Act, an important bipartisan measure that aims to give youth in foster care the best opportunity to succeed in school.

Tags:Access to Education|Child Welfare/Foster Care|State & Federal Legislation
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June 29, 2015

Law Is Not Enough

posted by Executive Director and Co-Founder, Bob Schwartz

One of the ways we have grown as an organization is by paying attention to other disciplines. Social science, behavioral science, and neuroscience influence practice and policy for kids in the foster care and justice systems.

Tags:40th Anniversary
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