Juvenile Law Center

Child Welfare and Foster Care
An Educational Toolkit for Philadelphia Foster Youth

Toolkit for foster youth, by foster youth to help plan for high school graduation and getting into college. 

Juvenile and Criminal Justice
An information and Advocacy Guide

Created by youth in Philadelphia with experience in the juvenile justice system to help other youth understand the system and the juvenile court process. 

Juvenile and Criminal Justice
The Story of a Successful Public-Private Partnership

Highlights some of the ways that Pennsylvania's state advisory group combined people, vision and dollars with those of Models for Change to improve Pennsylvania's juvenile justice system.

Juvenile and Criminal Justice

Federal policy recommendations to the Departments of Education, Justice and Labor on how to provide access to quality education and career/technical training for young people in the correctional system in order to improve their educational opportunities, reduce recidivism, and improve lives.  

Child Welfare and Foster Care

A youth-developed written agreement that outlines the age-appropriate activities, responsibilities, and life skills for youth ages 13-21 in the child welfare system, and how the caregiver and agency will support those goals. 

Child Welfare and Foster Care
Tools for Educators, School Administrators and Counseling Staff

Set of tools to help educators and administrators understand the issues youth in the foster care system face, and to identify simple interventions that can make a difference helping youth in care succeed in school. 

Child Welfare and Foster Care

Outlines benefits that will be realized by acting on Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett's budget proposal to fully implement the federal Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008, which provides states with incentives to improve outcomes for foster youth and promote adoption and legal guardianship.

Juvenile and Criminal Justice

Public comments from youth advocates on proposed standards for the implementation of the National Prison Rape Elimination Act.

Juvenile and Criminal Justice
A Guide for Parents and Guardians

Guide to help parents and guardians better understand the juvenile justice process. 

Juvenile and Criminal Justice

Urges greater attention to the "school-to-prison pipeline" crisis and suggests how it should be addressed in federal policy.

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