Blog http://jlc.org/blog/2012-05/19 en Forced to Change Schools http://jlc.org/blog/forced-change-schools <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_238.jpg?1516310862" /> </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"> Shanice Holmes </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">Thu, 2018-01-18 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/redd-angelo-12845crop.jpg?1516310862" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>I first entered care at the age of 14, right before my 15<sup>th</sup> birthday. At this time, I was attending a High School in West Philadelphia. I want to point out that during my time at this high school, the school had somewhat of a reputation for being out of control and unstructured, but I attended, for about a year, before I was sent to a group home across the state and forced to change schools. At the same time as I was due to move, I was also in the middle of completing credit recovery for the classes I had missed the previous year and I had not done so well in.</p> <p><a href="http://jlc.org/blog/forced-change-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Access to Education Child Welfare and Foster Care Community and School Reentry Thu, 18 Jan 2018 20:40:44 +0000 admin 8354 at http://jlc.org Announcing Winners of the 2018 Leadership Prize! http://jlc.org/blog/announcing-winners-2018-leadership-prize <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_237.jpg?1515687643" /> </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">Thu, 2018-01-11 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/leadership-FB.png?1515687643" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We are excited to announce the <a href="/news-room/press-releases/juvenile-law-center-announces-2018-leadership-prize-recipients">recipients of the 2018 Leadership Prize</a>! Since 2015, we have presented the Prize to outstanding advocates working to advance the rights and well-being of youth in the child welfare and justice systems. Like <a href="/support/leadership-prize/leadership-prize-winners">previous awardees</a>, the 2018 recipients’ work has substantially improved the lives of the country’s most vulnerable youth.</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 are excited to announce the recipients of the 2018 Leadership Prize! Since 2015, we have presented the Prize to outstanding advocates working to advance the rights and well-being of youth in the child welfare and justice systems. Like previous awardees, the 2018 recipients’ work has substantially improved the lives of the country’s most vulnerable youth.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://jlc.org/blog/announcing-winners-2018-leadership-prize" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Child Welfare and Foster Care Juvenile and Criminal Justice News and Announcements Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:18:15 +0000 admin 8350 at http://jlc.org Every Donation Makes a Difference http://jlc.org/blog/every-donation-makes-difference <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_236.jpg?1514314748" /> </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, 2017-12-27 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="314" alt="" src="http://jlc.org/sites/default/files/blog_post_images/10daystoraise-day8.jpg?1514314748" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We're shocked by how many of you stepped up and helped us raise $10,000 in just&nbsp;<span style="text-decoration: underline;">3 days</span>!&nbsp;<strong>Thank you for standing with us and with youth!</strong></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 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:</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://jlc.org/blog/every-donation-makes-difference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Child Welfare and Foster Care Juvenile and Criminal Justice Fri, 22 Dec 2017 18:11:56 +0000 admin 8309 at http://jlc.org Help Us Raise $10,000 in 10 Days! http://jlc.org/blog/help-us-raise-10000-10-days <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_235.jpg?1513965312" /> </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">Thu, 2017-12-21 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/FY18-fall-KfCBanner.png?1513965312" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>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!</strong></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 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!</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://jlc.org/blog/help-us-raise-10000-10-days" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Child Welfare and Foster Care Juvenile and Criminal Justice Luzerne Kids for Cash Scandal News and Announcements Fri, 22 Dec 2017 17:55:12 +0000 admin 8308 at http://jlc.org Juvenile Law Center Announces 17th Zubrow Fellow, Joshua Branch http://jlc.org/blog/juvenile-law-center-announces-17th-zubrow-fellow-joshua-branch <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_234.jpg?1512656950" /> </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, 2017-12-05 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="314" alt="" src="http://jlc.org/sites/default/files/blog_post_images/JoshuaBranch-blog.jpg?1512656950" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Since 2002, Juvenile Law Center has been training the next generation of leaders in children’s law through the&nbsp;<a href="http://jlc.org/about-us/who-we-are/working-at-jlc/zubrow-fellowship-childrens-law" target="_blank">Sol and Helen Zubrow Fellowship</a>. The Zubrow Fellowship is one of the only post-graduate legal fellowships dedicated to children’s rights in both the child welfare and justice systems.</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 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.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://jlc.org/blog/juvenile-law-center-announces-17th-zubrow-fellow-joshua-branch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News and Announcements Tue, 05 Dec 2017 20:52:24 +0000 admin 8306 at http://jlc.org Teens Need Families: Making a Year-Round Commitment to Finding Family and Permanency for Older Youth http://jlc.org/blog/teens-need-families-making-year-round-commitment-finding-family-and-permanency-older-youth <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_233.jpg?1512075093" /> </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 </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">Thu, 2017-11-30 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_0.jpg?1512075093" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong><em>As part of <a href="https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/adoption/nam/" target="_blank">National Adoption Month</a>, we’re producing a special blog series focused on older youth in foster care and the importance of family and permanency. <em><strong><strong>Don't miss a post in this series! <a href="http://jlc.org/subscribe" target="_blank">Subscribe</a> to get an email every time we post in this series.</strong></strong></em></em></strong></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>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.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://jlc.org/blog/teens-need-families-making-year-round-commitment-finding-family-and-permanency-older-youth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Child Welfare and Foster Care Extended Care and Reentry (Foster Care) Permanency (Foster Care) Transitions to Adulthood (Foster Care) Thu, 30 Nov 2017 19:33:51 +0000 admin 8292 at http://jlc.org Teens Need Families, No Matter What: What Will It Take to Make Success Stories the Norm? http://jlc.org/blog/teens-need-families-no-matter-what-what-will-it-take-make-success-stories-norm <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_232.jpg?1511986606" /> </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"> Marcia Hopkins, Youth Advocacy Program Manager; Christina Sorenson, Zubrow Fellow </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, 2017-11-29 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/family%20photo-crop.jpg?1511986606" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong><em>As part of <a href="https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/adoption/nam/" target="_blank">National Adoption Month</a>, we’re producing a special blog series focused on older youth in foster care and the importance of family and permanency. <em><strong><strong>Don't miss a post in this series! <a href="http://jlc.org/subscribe" target="_blank">Subscribe</a> to get an email every time we post in this series.</strong></strong></em></em></strong></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>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.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://jlc.org/blog/teens-need-families-no-matter-what-what-will-it-take-make-success-stories-norm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Child Welfare and Foster Care Extended Care and Reentry (Foster Care) Fostering Connections Permanency (Foster Care) Transitions to Adulthood (Foster Care) Wed, 29 Nov 2017 19:51:17 +0000 admin 8291 at http://jlc.org Teens Need Families, No Matter What: Identifying Barriers So We Can Overcome Them http://jlc.org/blog/teens-need-families-no-matter-what-identifying-barriers-so-we-can-overcome-them <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_231.jpg?1511574774" /> </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"> Natane Eaddy, Staff Attorney; Dominique Mikell, Stoneleigh Emerging Leader Fellow </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, 2017-11-24 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/omar-lopez-296944.jpg?1511574774" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong><em>As part of <a href="https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/adoption/nam/" target="_blank">National Adoption Month</a>, we’re producing a special blog series focused on older youth in foster care and the importance of family and permanency.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="/blog/2017-national-adoption-month-teens-need-families-no-matter-what"><strong>Read the kick off post &gt;&gt;</strong></a></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>According to research, the critical brain development that occurs during teenage years must be supported by strong and stable connections with family, friends, and community. This means helping teenagers embrace and be part of families is essential to healthy development. It is a moral imperative if we are to meet our obligation to youth in the child welfare system. Unfortunately, each year as a country, we fail to meet this imperative.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://jlc.org/blog/teens-need-families-no-matter-what-identifying-barriers-so-we-can-overcome-them" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Child Welfare and Foster Care Extended Care and Reentry (Foster Care) Fostering Connections Permanency (Foster Care) Transitions to Adulthood (Foster Care) Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:06:02 +0000 admin 8290 at http://jlc.org 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?1511377871" /> </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?1511377871" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong><em>As part of <a href="https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/adoption/nam/" target="_blank">National Adoption Month</a>, we’re producing a special blog series focused on older youth in foster care and the importance of family and permanency.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://jlc.org/blog/2017-national-adoption-month-teens-need-families-no-matter-what"><strong>Read the kick off post &gt;&gt;</strong></a></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?1511377812" /> </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?1511377812" /> </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><a href="http://jlc.org/blog/families-youth-must-be-moral-imperative-adoption-month-and-every-month"><strong>Read Part 1: Families for Youth Must Be A Moral Imperative</strong></a><em><a href="http://jlc.org/blog/families-youth-must-be-moral-imperative-adoption-month-and-every-month"><strong> &gt;&gt;</strong></a></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>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