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October 29, 2015

Youth Fostering Change Alums Attend Foster Youth in Action Conference in D.C.

posted by Juvenile Law Center

Earlier this month, advocates Tevin and Jasmine joined fellow foster youth advocates from eighteen states at the Leaders for Change conference in Washington, D.C.

Tags:Youth Fostering Change|Child Welfare and Foster Care|Trauma and Trauma Informed Advocacy|Youth Engagement Programs
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October 28, 2015

What's on our radar this week

posted by Juvenile Law Center

What's on our radar this week? Every Wednesday, Juvenile Law Center gathers the latest studies, reports, and headlines from around the country. Here's what we've been reading.

Tags:Weekly Newswire
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October 26, 2015

Letting a Ten-Year-Old Waive His Miranda Rights? There Oughtta Be a Law

posted by Marsha Levick & Steve Drizin

Can a ten-year-old understand Miranda rights? Is a ten-year-old able to decide to give them up and speak to the police?

Tags:Access to Counsel|Juvenile and Criminal Justice|State and Federal Legislation
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October 24, 2015

Improving FAFSA for Foster Youth Applying to College

posted by Juvenile Law Center

Last week, Juvenile Law Center, the Legal Center for Foster Care and Education, and 16 other national and state advocacy organizations submitted comments to improve FAFSA for current and former foster youth. Currently, less than 10% of foster youth graduate from college or university.

Tags:Access to Education|Child Welfare and Foster Care|Transitions to Adulthood (Foster Care)
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October 21, 2015

Juvenile Law Center Testifying at Nebraska Legislature Hearing on Normalcy

posted by Juvenile Law Center

Tomorrow, October 22, supervising attorney Jennifer Pokempner will give testimony before the Nebraska state legislature at a public hearing on implementing the new federal law aimed at promoting normalcy for foster youth (Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act, or SFA).

Tags:Child Welfare and Foster Care|Normalcy for Foster Youth|State and Federal Legislation
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