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November 30, 2015

Preparing Tanya for Adulthood: Transition Planning for Youth with Disabilities

posted by Juvenile Law Center

Youth with disabilities are significantly overrepresented in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, and many of them are not connected to critical support services to help them live independently as adults. To help child advocates better prepare youth with disabilities for adulthood, Juvenile Law Center is partnering with the Support Center for Child Advocates to produce a monthly webinar training series for child welfare and juvenile justice professionals in Pennsylvania.

Tags:Child Welfare and Foster Care|Mental Health Treatment|Older Youth with Disabilities|Transitions to Adulthood (Foster Care)
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November 19, 2015

Extraordinary Before and After 40

posted by Executive Director Sue Mangold

Pictured above: Robert Scott, Board Member Elizabeth Scott, Executive Director Sue Mangold, and Board President Barry Zubrow at Juvenile Law Center's 40th Anniversary Dinner.

During the winter holidays, many of us gather to give thanks. I am especially grateful this holiday season as I return to the Juvenile Law Center family as the new Executive Director and reflect upon both its remarkable past and the exciting opportunities that lie ahead. What I have recognized upon returning to Juvenile Law Center is that our everyday work is extraordinary!

Tags:40th Anniversary|Access to Education|Youth Fostering Change|Child Welfare and Foster Care|Juvenile and Criminal Justice|Juvenile Life Without Parole (JLWOP)|Juvenile Sex Offender Registration|News and Announcements|Older Youth with Disabilities|Youth Engagement Programs
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July 20, 2015

Disability Rights are Children’s Rights: What the ADA Means for Youth in the Child Welfare System

posted by Juvenile Law Center

Twenty-five years ago, Congress enacted the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law, a landmark piece of civil rights legislation that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. Disability rights are children’s rights because children with disabilities are extremely over-represented in the child welfare system.

Tags:Child Welfare and Foster Care|Older Youth with Disabilities|Transitions to Adulthood (Foster Care)
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May 14, 2015

A Family for Every Child

posted by Juvenile Law Center

Youth with disabilities or complex medical needs are more likely to be placed in group homes or institutionalized settings instead of with families. But, there are alternatives that can improve outcomes for these young people.

Tags:Child Welfare and Foster Care|Normalcy for Foster Youth|Older Youth with Disabilities|Permanency (Foster Care)|Transitions to Adulthood (Foster Care)
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May 08, 2015

Providing Healthy Futures for Former Foster Youth

posted by Juvenile Law Center

Despite the availability of health insurance under ACA for over a year, many eligible young adults across the country have not enrolled – primarily because they don’t know that they qualify.

Tags:Access to Healthcare|Coveredtil26 (Health Insurance)|Child Welfare and Foster Care|Older Youth with Disabilities|Transitions to Adulthood (Foster Care)
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