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December 27, 2017

Every Donation Makes a Difference

posted by Juvenile Law Center

We know you’re getting lots of messages asking you to support good causes. We hope you’ll see why supporting Juvenile Law Center is more important now than ever. A gift of any size can make a difference. Here's how:

Tags:Child Welfare and Foster Care|Juvenile and Criminal Justice
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December 21, 2017

Help Us Raise $10,000 in 10 Days!

posted by Juvenile Law Center

We are excited to announce that donations made between December 21 – December 31 will be doubled thanks to a generous $5,000 matching donation from Kenneth and Ann Krogulski. This means we have the potential to raise $10,000 in 10 days!

Tags:Child Welfare and Foster Care|Juvenile and Criminal Justice|Luzerne Kids for Cash Scandal|News and Announcements
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December 05, 2017

Juvenile Law Center Announces 17th Zubrow Fellow, Joshua Branch

posted by Juvenile Law Center

We are pleased to announce Joshua Branch as our next Zubrow Fellow. Joshua has dedicated his time in law school to juvenile law and policy and has worked on issues in both civil and criminal law. Joshua attends Georgetown Law School and is currently practicing in Professor Kris Henning's Juvenile Justice Clinic.

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November 30, 2017

Teens Need Families: Making a Year-Round Commitment to Finding Family and Permanency for Older Youth

posted by Jennifer Pokempner, Child Welfare Policy Director

Family connections are some of the strongest, most powerful indicators of future success in adulthood. As advocates for transition-aged youth, permanency is a central focus of our advocacy. Our vision of permanency—and the work we do to achieve it—must include the voices of youth. They have loudly and clearly told us that they, like all people, want family and connections with caring adults, but we need to understand and respect youth’s experiences to support them in finding this.

Tags:Child Welfare and Foster Care|Extended Care and Reentry (Foster Care)|Permanency (Foster Care)|Transitions to Adulthood (Foster Care)
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November 29, 2017

Teens Need Families, No Matter What: What Will It Take to Make Success Stories the Norm?

posted by Marcia Hopkins, Youth Advocacy Program Manager; Christina Sorenson, Zubrow Fellow

Regardless of its manifestation, permanency must include supportive, life-long connections. Yet, large numbers of youth leave the child welfare system without the vital connections that are crucial to adult success. Today, in the wake of Thanksgiving and being surrounded by our loved ones, we are highlighting foster care alums who found their “forever families” – some with the support of the child welfare system and others on their own.

Tags:Child Welfare and Foster Care|Extended Care and Reentry (Foster Care)|Fostering Connections|Permanency (Foster Care)|Transitions to Adulthood (Foster Care)
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