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October 02, 2017

Navigating the Path to a Successful Career: A Closer Look at the Juvenile Justice Center of Philadelphia’s New Career and Technical Education Program

posted by Nadia Mozaffar, Staff Attorney, and Dina Sarver, Legal Intern
Tags:Access to Education|Child Welfare and Foster Care|Community and School Reentry|Juvenile and Criminal Justice|Reducing Transfers to the Adult System|Second Chances
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September 22, 2017

TODAY: Juvenile Law Center's Tweet Chat with The Root’s Angela Helm on "Unlocking Youth" Report on Youth in Solitary Confinement

posted by Juvenile Law Center

Yesterday, The Root published a piece on our recently released national report on solitary confinement at juvenile facilities, including an interview with Staff Attorney Natane Eaddy. Our report offers strategies towards ending the abusive practice nationwide and continues Juvenile Law Center’s critical work to stop solitary confinement of kids. Today, from 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm EST, we will be holding a tweet chat on the report and the article with Angela Bronner Helm, reporter from The Root, staff at Juvenile Law Center, and Paul V. Prestia, Kalief Browder’s lawyer. Follow @JuvLaw1975 and #StopSolitaryforKids to join the conversation.

Tags:Ending Solitary Confinement|Juvenile and Criminal Justice|News and Announcements
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September 18, 2017

We need you to help us stop dangerous legislation that will harm youth in the child welfare system!

posted by Juvenile Law Center

The Senate is dangerously close to passing the Graham-Cassidy bill, the latest in a series of bills which aims to repeal the Affordable Care Act and eliminate the current funding of Medicaid. Call your Senators TODAY and demand they vote NO on the Cassidy-Graham bill.

Tags:Access to Healthcare|Child Welfare and Foster Care|Juvenile and Criminal Justice|State and Federal Legislation
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September 15, 2017

Navigating the Path to a Successful Career: Providing Support for Trauma-Exposed Youth in the Juvenile Justice System

posted by Patrick Took, Juvenile Law Center Legal Intern

Trauma-informed care must be included alongside other career programming so that youth can begin properly preparing gainful employment upon release. If trauma-informed care and job training are implemented successfully, our juvenile justice system can become a real instrument for positive change and rehabilitation.

Tags:Child Welfare and Foster Care|Community and School Reentry|Juvenile and Criminal Justice|Second Chances|Trauma and Trauma Informed Advocacy
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September 01, 2017

Navigating the Path to a Successful Career: New Opportunities for Youth with Disabilities

posted by Elisa Egonu, Legal Intern, and Karen U. Lindell, Staff Attorney

As any high schooler can tell you, finding paid work experiences in today’s economy can be a real challenge. But youth with disabilities in the juvenile justice and foster care systems face a particularly difficult road. In addition to the challenges of system involvement, youth with disabilities often encounter discriminatory attitudes or hiring practices when searching for a job, and they may need additional supports, workplace accommodations, or specialized training to secure and maintain employment. These added hurdles dramatically hinder these young people’s chance of success; research shows that youth and young adults with disabilities are employed at less than half the rate of their non-disabled peers.

Tags:Access to Education|Child Welfare and Foster Care|Juvenile and Criminal Justice|Older Youth with Disabilities|Transitions to Adulthood (Foster Care)
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