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October 16, 2014

Testimony before the Pennsylvania House Children and Youth Committee on school stability for kids in foster care.

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Juvenile Law Center supports state legislation that allows children in the child welfare system to stay in the same school even if their living placements disrupt and require moving to another district.

Tags:Child Welfare|Education
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August 15, 2014

Become a Juvenile Law Center Youth Advocate!

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Juvenile Law Center is currently accepting applications for young people who have been involved in the juvenile justice or child welfare system to join our youth engagement programs, Juveniles for Justice and Youth Fostering Change!

Tags:Child Welfare|Juvenile and Criminal Justice|Education
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June 30, 2014

Federal Government Takes Critical Step to Ensure Educational Stability for Foster Youth

posted by Juvenile Law Center

During his time in foster care, Jarrett changed schools six times. One of these moves occurred three weeks before the end of the semester. Because his school records didn’t arrive at his new school on time, Jarrett was not granted permission to take final exams or complete final projects for his courses. His GPA plummeted from 3.6 to 1.4 due to the missing coursework.

There are countless other foster youth like Jarrett—youth who are bounced from living placement to living placement, typically changing schools each time.

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