Join us for two great events this June with special guests Steve Drizin, co-counsel featured in Making a Murderer, and political analyst and author, Juan Williams! Click for more details and registration information for both events.
Youth in foster care often describe normalcy as being able to do all the things their friends who are not in foster care get to do: sleep over at a friend’s house, play on a school team, or go on vacation. But, foster youth are routinely denied these typical childhood experiences because...
Youth homelessness is very different from adult homelessness. The child welfare system contributes to the national youth homelessness crisis by failing to find permanent family for all youth in care. Older youth, regardless of age, need to be connected to a permanent family that...
Foster youth have plans for their future similar to all youth: college, vocational school, getting a good job. The vast majority of foster youth face extreme barriers to achieving these aspirations: only half will graduate from high school, and fewer than 10% will earn a bachelor's degree.
On April 28, President Obama signed a proclamation to recognize May as National Foster Care Month. Learn how you can get involved and spread the word to support foster youth!
Even though 95% of all youth arrests are for nonviolent offenses, juvenile records can follow youth for their entire lives. Youth working on getting back on track are often stalled by...
Lorelei Laird, ABA Journal
Sarah Barr, Youth Today
Naoka Carey, Ben Forman, Geoff Foster, Common Wealth Magazine
Abigail Wilson, The Chronicle of Social Change
Ben Seal, The Legal Intelligencer
Philly as a case study in justice reform, the battle against youth prisons, what comes after a federal education law is passed, and more news in this week's newswire.
Daniel Denvir, Salon
Jamaal Abdul-Alim, Youth Today
Juvenile Law Center has released an informative infographic explaining juvenile records, Ohio has banned the use of shackling in courts on juveniles, and efforts to reduce youth homelessness in this week's Weekly Newswire.
Stay informed about our recent work, policy changes, and upcoming events. Click here to signup now!
|One of the most important lessons from our 40 years of experience is that children involved with the justice and foster care systems need zealous legal advocates. Your support for our work is more important now than ever before.||Support|