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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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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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December 01, 2015

Show Your Support for Youth Advocates Today!

posted by Juvenile Law Center

Today, for just one day, we're raising money to fund Juvenile Law Center's youth engagement programs, Juveniles for Justice and Youth Fostering Change. Our youth advocates do incredible work, using their first-hand experiences in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems to advocate for change and help keep other kids safe. By support Juvenile Law Center today, you're ensuring that our youth advocates can continue their important reform work. Learn about their advocacy projects here: http://jlc.org/youthleaders.

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