Blog http://jlc.org/blog/luzerne-kids-for-cash-scandal en Families for Youth Must be a Moral Imperative in Adoption Month and Every Month http://jlc.org/blog/families-youth-must-be-moral-imperative-adoption-month-and-every-month <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-masthead-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_masthead_image" width="1040" height="214" alt="" src="http://jlc.org/sites/default/files/masthead_images/PursuingJustice_230.jpg?1510935052" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jennifer Pokempner, Child Welfare Policy Director, Juvenile Law Center; Jennifer Rodriguez, Executive Director, Youth Law Center </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sat, 2017-11-18 00:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-post-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_blog_post_image" width="600" height="314" alt="" src="http://jlc.org/sites/default/files/blog_post_images/eye-for-ebony-415494.jpg?1510935052" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>“Justice for children is in loving parenting.” –Jennifer Rodriguez</em></p> <p>November marks National Adoption Month – a month we must come and leave with a sense of urgency and purpose. The theme of this year’s Adoption Month is <strong>Teens Need Families, No Matter What</strong>. These words ring true in every way. Large numbers of youth in the child welfare system are waiting to be reunified with or find family. This need can be quantified, but it also is one that exceeds a numerical value.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">Teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>November marks National Adoption Month – a month we must come and leave with a sense of urgency and purpose. Large numbers of youth in the child welfare system are waiting to be reunified with or find family. Children need families to heal and to grow. Every child deserves a family to have a fair shot at health, happiness, and success in life. When we do not provide youth what they need to grow and achieve their potential we not only fail them, but also put them at great risk.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://jlc.org/blog/families-youth-must-be-moral-imperative-adoption-month-and-every-month" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Child Welfare and Foster Care Permanency (Foster Care) Transitions to Adulthood (Foster Care) Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:10:53 +0000 admin 8289 at http://jlc.org 2017 National Adoption Month: Teens Need Families, No Matter What http://jlc.org/blog/2017-national-adoption-month-teens-need-families-no-matter-what <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-masthead-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_masthead_image" width="1040" height="214" alt="" src="http://jlc.org/sites/default/files/masthead_images/PursuingJustice_229.jpg?1510072261" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Juvenile Law Center </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 2017-11-07 00:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-post-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_blog_post_image" width="600" height="314" alt="" src="http://jlc.org/sites/default/files/blog_post_images/NAM2017banner.jpg?1510072261" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>As part of <a href="https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/adoption/nam/" target="_blank">National Adoption Month</a>, we’re kicking off a special blog series focused on older youth in foster care and the importance of family and permanency.</em></p> <p>Family connections are some of the strongest, most powerful indicators of future success in adulthood. Family members and supportive adults provide encouragement, mentorship, and love - and are often an essential safety net for young people as they grow up.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">Teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As part of National Adoption Month, we’re kicking off a special blog series focused on older youth in foster care and the importance of family and permanency. Throughout November, we’ll highlight the need for family and permanency, investigate common barriers, uplift success stories, and share policies and reforms that support achieving permanency for older youth in foster care.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://jlc.org/blog/2017-national-adoption-month-teens-need-families-no-matter-what" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Child Welfare and Foster Care Permanency (Foster Care) Transitions to Adulthood (Foster Care) Tue, 07 Nov 2017 16:26:33 +0000 admin 8279 at http://jlc.org Marsha Levick Receives AACAP's Highest Honor, 2017 Catchers in the Rye Humanitarian Award http://jlc.org/blog/marsha-levick-receives-aacaps-highest-honor-2017-catchers-rye-humanitarian-award <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-masthead-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_masthead_image" width="1040" height="214" alt="" src="http://jlc.org/sites/default/files/masthead_images/PursuingJustice_228.jpg?1509124342" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Juvenile Law Center </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 2017-10-27 00:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-post-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_blog_post_image" width="600" height="300" alt="" src="http://jlc.org/sites/default/files/blog_post_images/2017AACAPAward-MarshaSpeaking2.png?1509124342" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We’re thrilled to announce the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) selected Juvenile Law Center’s Deputy Director and Chief Counsel Marsha Levick for the 2017 Catchers in the Rye Humanitarian Award – the Academy’s highest honor. Marsha was recognized at the AACAP’s annual event on Wednesday in Washington, DC.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">Teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We’re thrilled to announce the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) selected Juvenile Law Center’s Deputy Director and Chief Counsel Marsha Levick for the 2017 Catchers in the Rye Humanitarian Award – the Academy’s highest honor. Marsha was recognized at the AACAP’s annual event on Wednesday in Washington, DC.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://jlc.org/blog/marsha-levick-receives-aacaps-highest-honor-2017-catchers-rye-humanitarian-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News and Announcements Fri, 27 Oct 2017 17:05:56 +0000 admin 8265 at http://jlc.org Navigating the Path to a Successful Career: Next Steps for Advocates http://jlc.org/blog/navigating-path-successful-career-next-steps-advocates <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-masthead-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_masthead_image" width="1040" height="214" alt="" src="http://jlc.org/sites/default/files/masthead_images/PursuingJustice_227.jpg?1508511766" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Karen U. Lindell, Staff Attorney </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 2017-10-20 00:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-post-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_blog_post_image" width="600" height="223" alt="" src="http://jlc.org/sites/default/files/blog_post_images/CTE-BlogBanner_3.png?1508511766" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In August, Juvenile Law Center launched a series of blog posts based on our <a href="http://jlc.org/resources/publications/improving-access-career-pathways-philadelphia%E2%80%99s-child-welfare-and-juvenile-ju">new report</a> on improving access to career pathways for system-involved youth. The series highlighted several initiatives taking place in Philadelphia that could be replicated elsewhere, and it featured interviews with key local stakeholders. In case you missed it, here’s a recap of the ideas and programs featured in the series:</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">Teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In August, Juvenile Law Center launched a series of blog posts based on our <a href="http://jlc.org/resources/publications/improving-access-career-pathways-philadelphia%E2%80%99s-child-welfare-and-juvenile-ju">new report</a> on improving access to career pathways for system-involved youth. The series highlighted several initiatives taking place in Philadelphia that could be replicated elsewhere, and it featured interviews with key local stakeholders. In case you missed it, here’s a recap of the ideas and programs featured in the series.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://jlc.org/blog/navigating-path-successful-career-next-steps-advocates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Access to Education Ban the Box Child Welfare and Foster Care Community and School Reentry Juvenile and Criminal Justice Second Chances Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:26:43 +0000 admin 8264 at http://jlc.org Navigating the Path to a Successful Career: A Closer Look at the Juvenile Justice Center of Philadelphia’s New Career and Technical Education Program http://jlc.org/blog/navigating-path-successful-career-closer-look-juvenile-justice-center-philadelphia%E2%80%99s-new-career <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-masthead-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_masthead_image" width="1040" height="214" alt="" src="http://jlc.org/sites/default/files/masthead_images/PursuingJustice_226.jpg?1507039374" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nadia Mozaffar, Staff Attorney, and Dina Sarver, Legal Intern </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 2017-10-02 00:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-post-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_blog_post_image" width="600" height="223" alt="" src="http://jlc.org/sites/default/files/blog_post_images/CTE-BlogBanner_2.png?1507039374" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Part Four in a blog series about Juvenile Law Center's new report on career pathways for system-involved youth, </em><a href="http://jlc.org/resources/publications/improving-access-career-pathways-philadelphia%E2%80%99s-child-welfare-and-juvenile-ju" target="_blank">Improving Access to Career Pathways for Philadelphia's Child Welfare and Juvenile justice System Involved Youth</a><em>.<br /></em></p> <p><a href="http://jlc.org/blog/navigating-path-successful-career-closer-look-juvenile-justice-center-philadelphia%E2%80%99s-new-career" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Access to Education Child Welfare and Foster Care Community and School Reentry Juvenile and Criminal Justice Reducing Transfers to the Adult System Second Chances Mon, 02 Oct 2017 20:59:01 +0000 admin 8247 at http://jlc.org TODAY: Juvenile Law Center's Tweet Chat with The Root’s Angela Helm on "Unlocking Youth" Report on Youth in Solitary Confinement http://jlc.org/blog/today-juvenile-law-centers-tweet-chat-root%E2%80%99s-angela-helm-unlocking-youth-report-youth-solitary- <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-masthead-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_masthead_image" width="1040" height="214" alt="" src="http://jlc.org/sites/default/files/masthead_images/PursuingJustice_225.jpg?1506091048" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Juvenile Law Center </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 2017-09-22 00:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-post-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_blog_post_image" width="880" height="440" alt="" src="http://jlc.org/sites/default/files/blog_post_images/ltaok0baocbmbxe6jzpx.png?1506091048" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Yesterday, <a href="http://www.theroot.com/new-study-finds-that-lgbtq-youth-and-youth-with-disabil-1818622259">The Root published a piece</a> on our recently released national report on solitary confinement at juvenile facilities, including an interview with Staff Attorney Natane Eaddy.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">Teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>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. <strong>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.</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://jlc.org/blog/today-juvenile-law-centers-tweet-chat-root%E2%80%99s-angela-helm-unlocking-youth-report-youth-solitary-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ending Solitary Confinement Juvenile and Criminal Justice News and Announcements Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:16:38 +0000 admin 8245 at http://jlc.org We need you to help us stop dangerous legislation that will harm youth in the child welfare system! http://jlc.org/blog/we-need-you-help-us-stop-dangerous-legislation-will-harm-youth-child-welfare-system <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-masthead-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_masthead_image" width="1040" height="214" alt="" src="http://jlc.org/sites/default/files/masthead_images/PursuingJustice_224.jpg?1505766911" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Juvenile Law Center </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 2017-09-18 00:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-post-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_blog_post_image" width="600" height="314" alt="" src="http://jlc.org/sites/default/files/blog_post_images/CallNow.png?1505766911" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Senate is dangerously close to passing the <a href="http://www.healthlaw.org/publications/browse-all-publications/top-10-changes-to-medicaid-under-graham-cassidy-bill#.WcAQ78iGOUk">Graham-Cassidy bill</a>, the latest in a series of bills which aims to repeal the Affordable Care Act and eliminate the current funding of Medicaid. Juvenile Law Center and other child advocates are deeply concerned about the threats this legislation poses to children in the child welfare system.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">Teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>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.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://jlc.org/blog/we-need-you-help-us-stop-dangerous-legislation-will-harm-youth-child-welfare-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Access to Healthcare Child Welfare and Foster Care Juvenile and Criminal Justice State and Federal Legislation Mon, 18 Sep 2017 20:34:44 +0000 admin 8242 at http://jlc.org Navigating the Path to a Successful Career: Providing Support for Trauma-Exposed Youth in the Juvenile Justice System http://jlc.org/blog/navigating-path-successful-career-providing-support-trauma-exposed-youth-juvenile-justice-syste <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-masthead-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_masthead_image" width="1040" height="214" alt="" src="http://jlc.org/sites/default/files/masthead_images/PursuingJustice_222.jpg?1506978002" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Patrick Took, Juvenile Law Center Legal Intern </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 2017-09-15 00:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-post-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_blog_post_image" width="600" height="223" alt="" src="http://jlc.org/sites/default/files/blog_post_images/CTE-BlogBanner_1.png?1506978002" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Part Three in a blog series about Juvenile Law Center's new report on career pathways for system-involved youth, </em><a href="http://jlc.org/resources/publications/improving-access-career-pathways-philadelphia%E2%80%99s-child-welfare-and-juvenile-ju" target="_blank">Improving Access to Career Pathways for Philadelphia's Child Welfare and Juvenile justice System Involved Youth</a><em>.<br /></em></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">Teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>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.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://jlc.org/blog/navigating-path-successful-career-providing-support-trauma-exposed-youth-juvenile-justice-syste" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Child Welfare and Foster Care Community and School Reentry Juvenile and Criminal Justice Second Chances Trauma and Trauma Informed Advocacy Fri, 15 Sep 2017 19:09:30 +0000 admin 8229 at http://jlc.org Take Action Now: Support Higher Ed Success for Youth in Foster Care, Experiencing Homelessness http://jlc.org/blog/take-action-now-support-higher-ed-success-youth-foster-care-experiencing-homelessness <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-masthead-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_masthead_image" width="1040" height="214" alt="" src="http://jlc.org/sites/default/files/masthead_images/PursuingJustice_223.jpg?1505325980" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Juvenile Law Center </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 2017-09-13 00:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-post-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_blog_post_image" width="800" height="418" alt="" src="http://jlc.org/sites/default/files/blog_post_images/graduation-actionalert_0.png?1505325980" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Yesterday, <a href="/news-room/press-releases/new-bill-introduced-congress-aim-higher-education-success-youth-foster-care" target="_blank"><strong>Congress introduced two bills</strong></a> to help youth in foster care and youth who are experiencing homelessness apply for and attend college, receive financial aid, access other important support while in college, and successfully graduate.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">Teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Yesterday, two bills were introduced in Congress to help homeless and foster youth transition successfully to higher education and receive the financial aid and other supports they need to complete their degrees.</p> <h3>TAKE ACTION NOW TO SUPPORT THESE IMPORTANT BILLS!</h3> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://jlc.org/blog/take-action-now-support-higher-ed-success-youth-foster-care-experiencing-homelessness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Access to Education Child Welfare and Foster Care State and Federal Legislation Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:30:37 +0000 admin 8224 at http://jlc.org Youth Fostering Change Advocacy Project Uplifts Youth Voice in Court http://jlc.org/blog/youth-fostering-change-advocacy-project-uplifts-youth-voice-court <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-masthead-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_masthead_image" width="1040" height="214" alt="" src="http://jlc.org/sites/default/files/masthead_images/PursuingJustice_221.jpg?1504641782" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Juvenile Law Center </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 2017-09-05 00:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-post-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_blog_post_image" width="600" height="300" alt="" src="http://jlc.org/sites/default/files/blog_post_images/YFC-Harrisburg-2017_0.png?1504641782" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="font-size: 12px;"><em>Above: Youth Fostering Change advocates, Anthony and Selena met with Sandra Moore and Stephenie Strayer from the Office of Children and Families in the Courts. Left to right: Marcia Hopkins, Youth Advocacy Program Manager; Stephenie Strayer, Judicial Program Analyst; Sandra Moore, Director; Anthony, youth advocate; Selena, youth advocate; Cathy Moffa, Youth Advocacy Program Manager; Jennifer Pokempner, Director of Child Welfare Policy; Dominique Mikell, Stoneliegh Fellow.</em></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12px;"><em> </em></span></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">Teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Each year our youth advocates in Youth Fostering Change and Juveniles for Justice do amazing work focused on one reform issue, and this year was no different. We’re so excited to share this video featuring YFC’s final project and policy recommendations to empower youth in dependency court hearings.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://jlc.org/blog/youth-fostering-change-advocacy-project-uplifts-youth-voice-court" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Access to Counsel Youth Fostering Change Child Welfare and Foster Care Youth Engagement Programs Tue, 05 Sep 2017 19:56:52 +0000 admin 8220 at http://jlc.org