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July 29, 2016

Delaware Passes Four Progressive Juvenile Justice Laws

posted by Juvenile Law Center

Delaware's Office of Defense Services, along with a coalition of criminal justice groups, helped pass several pieces of important juvenile justice legislation in 2016.

Tags:Juvenile and Criminal Justice|Juvenile Records Expungement|Second Chances|State and Federal Legislation
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June 23, 2016

Federal Guidance Unveiled to Improve School Success for Foster Youth

posted by Juvenile Law Center

The U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services released a new joint guidance about implementation of the foster care school stability provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Tags:Access to Education|Child Welfare and Foster Care|State and Federal Legislation
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April 06, 2016

Pennsylvania must decide: will it be at the head of the class in ensuring quality educational opportunities for foster youth?

posted by Juvenile Law Center

Three bills currently pending in the legislature would not only ensure the effective implementation of ESSA in Pennsylvania, but would also emphasize graduation as an educational priority for students in foster care.

Tags:Access to Education|Child Welfare and Foster Care|State and Federal Legislation|Transitions to Adulthood (Foster Care)
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December 21, 2015

Making Higher Education a Reality for Foster and Homeless Youth

posted by Juvenile Law Center

One and a half years ago, Briah was a college sophomore and about to turn 21. She was a good student and worked as a youth advocate in Youth Fostering Change, one of Juvenile Law Center's youth engagement programs. Briah was also about to become homeless when she aged out of foster care on her 21st birthday. Would she have to quit school to get a fulltime job to pay and avoid living on the street? Today, homelessness is still a scary possibility for foster youth attending college. 

Tags:Access to Education|Child Welfare and Foster Care|Permanency (Foster Care)|State and Federal Legislation|Transitions to Adulthood (Foster Care)
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October 26, 2015

Letting a Ten-Year-Old Waive His Miranda Rights? There Oughtta Be a Law

posted by Marsha Levick & Steve Drizin

Can a ten-year-old understand Miranda rights? Is a ten-year-old able to decide to give them up and speak to the police?

Tags:Access to Counsel|Juvenile and Criminal Justice|State and Federal Legislation
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