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October 25, 2016

Youth Fostering Change advocates attend 2016 Foster Youth in Action Conference in D.C.

posted by Juvenile Law Center

Youth Fostering Chance advocates Shanice, Marcia Hopkins (youth advocate program manager), Brittany, and Russell at the 2016 Foster Youth in Action Conference.

Tags:Youth Fostering Change|Child Welfare and Foster Care|Youth Engagement Programs
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October 07, 2016

Juveniles for Justice alum featured in mini-documentary on zero tolerance policies

posted by Juvenile Law Center

Jeremy Hudson is a alumnae of our Juveniles for Justice youth engagement program. As a youth advocate in Juveniles for Justice, Jeremy worked on improving case planning for court-involved youth in Philadelphia. Below, Jeremy describes his experience as a youth advocate.

Tags:Juvenile and Criminal Justice|School to Prison Pipeline|Second Chances|Youth Engagement Programs
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June 16, 2016

Youth Advocating for Change: Make College a Reality for Us

posted by Juvenile Law Center

This year was another great year for our youth advocates. Both programs were passionate about improving access to higher education for youth in the child welfare and justice systems. Each group developed a unique project that tackled this issue from slightly different angles.

Tags:Access to Education|Youth Fostering Change|Juveniles for Justice|Transitions to Adulthood (Foster Care)|Youth Engagement Programs
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May 12, 2016

What is “permanency” and why should you care?

posted by Juvenile Law Center

Youth homelessness is multifaceted, complex, and very different from adult homelessness. A major contributor to youth homelessness nationwide is the failure of the child welfare system to find permanency for all youth in care. Older youth, regardless of age, need and deserve to be connected to a permanent family and support system that both lifts them up and cushions them if they fall.

Tags:Youth Fostering Change|Child Welfare and Foster Care|Extended Care and Reentry (Foster Care)|Permanency (Foster Care)|Transitions to Adulthood (Foster Care)|Youth Engagement Programs
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March 17, 2016

I was once just another youth in foster care

posted by Bruce, Youth Fostering Change Alumni
Tags:Youth Fostering Change|Juveniles for Justice|Child Welfare and Foster Care|Juvenile and Criminal Justice|Youth Engagement Programs
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