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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:Child Welfare|Education
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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|Child Welfare|Education|Juvenile and Criminal Justice|Trauma and Trauma-Informed Advocacy
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June 09, 2015

Normalcy: Not Just an "Extra" for Youth in Foster Care

posted by Juvenile Law Center

"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.

Tags:Child Welfare|Normalcy: Providing Age- and Developmentally-Appropriate Services
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