Blog http://jlc.org/blog/weekly-newswire en Navigating the Path to a Successful Career: Next Steps for Advocates http://jlc.org/blog/navigating-path-successful-career-next-steps-advocates <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_227.jpg?1508511766" /> </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"> Karen U. Lindell, Staff Attorney </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, 2017-10-20 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="223" alt="" src="http://jlc.org/sites/default/files/blog_post_images/CTE-BlogBanner_3.png?1508511766" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In August, Juvenile Law Center launched a series of blog posts based on our <a href="http://jlc.org/resources/publications/improving-access-career-pathways-philadelphia%E2%80%99s-child-welfare-and-juvenile-ju">new report</a> on improving access to career pathways for system-involved youth. The series highlighted several initiatives taking place in Philadelphia that could be replicated elsewhere, and it featured interviews with key local stakeholders. In case you missed it, here’s a recap of the ideas and programs featured in the series:</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>In August, Juvenile Law Center launched a series of blog posts based on our <a href="http://jlc.org/resources/publications/improving-access-career-pathways-philadelphia%E2%80%99s-child-welfare-and-juvenile-ju">new report</a> on improving access to career pathways for system-involved youth. The series highlighted several initiatives taking place in Philadelphia that could be replicated elsewhere, and it featured interviews with key local stakeholders. In case you missed it, here’s a recap of the ideas and programs featured in the series.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://jlc.org/blog/navigating-path-successful-career-next-steps-advocates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Access to Education Ban the Box Child Welfare and Foster Care Community and School Reentry Juvenile and Criminal Justice Second Chances Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:26:43 +0000 admin 8264 at http://jlc.org Navigating the Path to a Successful Career: A Closer Look at the Juvenile Justice Center of Philadelphia’s New Career and Technical Education Program http://jlc.org/blog/navigating-path-successful-career-closer-look-juvenile-justice-center-philadelphia%E2%80%99s-new-career <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_226.jpg?1507039374" /> </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"> Nadia Mozaffar, Staff Attorney, and Dina Sarver, Legal Intern </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">Mon, 2017-10-02 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="223" alt="" src="http://jlc.org/sites/default/files/blog_post_images/CTE-BlogBanner_2.png?1507039374" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Part Four in a blog series about Juvenile Law Center's new report on career pathways for system-involved youth, </em><a href="http://jlc.org/resources/publications/improving-access-career-pathways-philadelphia%E2%80%99s-child-welfare-and-juvenile-ju" target="_blank">Improving Access to Career Pathways for Philadelphia's Child Welfare and Juvenile justice System Involved Youth</a><em>.<br /></em></p> <p><a href="http://jlc.org/blog/navigating-path-successful-career-closer-look-juvenile-justice-center-philadelphia%E2%80%99s-new-career" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Access to Education Child Welfare and Foster Care Community and School Reentry Juvenile and Criminal Justice Reducing Transfers to the Adult System Second Chances Mon, 02 Oct 2017 20:59:01 +0000 admin 8247 at http://jlc.org TODAY: Juvenile Law Center's Tweet Chat with The Root’s Angela Helm on "Unlocking Youth" Report on Youth in Solitary Confinement http://jlc.org/blog/today-juvenile-law-centers-tweet-chat-root%E2%80%99s-angela-helm-unlocking-youth-report-youth-solitary- <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_225.jpg?1506091048" /> </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">Fri, 2017-09-22 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="880" height="440" alt="" src="http://jlc.org/sites/default/files/blog_post_images/ltaok0baocbmbxe6jzpx.png?1506091048" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Yesterday, <a href="http://www.theroot.com/new-study-finds-that-lgbtq-youth-and-youth-with-disabil-1818622259">The Root published a piece</a> on our recently released national report on solitary confinement at juvenile facilities, including an interview with Staff Attorney Natane Eaddy.</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>Yesterday, The Root published a piece on our recently released national report on solitary confinement at juvenile facilities, including an interview with Staff Attorney Natane Eaddy. Our report offers strategies towards ending the abusive practice nationwide and continues Juvenile Law Center’s critical work to stop solitary confinement of kids. <strong>Today, from 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm EST, we will be holding a tweet chat on the report and the article with Angela Bronner Helm, reporter from The Root, staff at Juvenile Law Center, and Paul V. Prestia, Kalief Browder’s lawyer. Follow @JuvLaw1975 and #StopSolitaryforKids to join the conversation.</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://jlc.org/blog/today-juvenile-law-centers-tweet-chat-root%E2%80%99s-angela-helm-unlocking-youth-report-youth-solitary-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ending Solitary Confinement Juvenile and Criminal Justice News and Announcements Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:16:38 +0000 admin 8245 at http://jlc.org We need you to help us stop dangerous legislation that will harm youth in the child welfare system! http://jlc.org/blog/we-need-you-help-us-stop-dangerous-legislation-will-harm-youth-child-welfare-system <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_224.jpg?1505766911" /> </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">Mon, 2017-09-18 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/CallNow.png?1505766911" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Senate is dangerously close to passing the <a href="http://www.healthlaw.org/publications/browse-all-publications/top-10-changes-to-medicaid-under-graham-cassidy-bill#.WcAQ78iGOUk">Graham-Cassidy bill</a>, the latest in a series of bills which aims to repeal the Affordable Care Act and eliminate the current funding of Medicaid. Juvenile Law Center and other child advocates are deeply concerned about the threats this legislation poses to children in the child welfare system.</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>The Senate is dangerously close to passing the Graham-Cassidy bill, the latest in a series of bills which aims to repeal the Affordable Care Act and eliminate the current funding of Medicaid. Call your Senators TODAY and demand they vote NO on the Cassidy-Graham bill.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://jlc.org/blog/we-need-you-help-us-stop-dangerous-legislation-will-harm-youth-child-welfare-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Access to Healthcare Child Welfare and Foster Care Juvenile and Criminal Justice State and Federal Legislation Mon, 18 Sep 2017 20:34:44 +0000 admin 8242 at http://jlc.org Navigating the Path to a Successful Career: Providing Support for Trauma-Exposed Youth in the Juvenile Justice System http://jlc.org/blog/navigating-path-successful-career-providing-support-trauma-exposed-youth-juvenile-justice-syste <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_222.jpg?1506978002" /> </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"> Patrick Took, Juvenile Law Center Legal Intern </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, 2017-09-15 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="223" alt="" src="http://jlc.org/sites/default/files/blog_post_images/CTE-BlogBanner_1.png?1506978002" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Part Three in a blog series about Juvenile Law Center's new report on career pathways for system-involved youth, </em><a href="http://jlc.org/resources/publications/improving-access-career-pathways-philadelphia%E2%80%99s-child-welfare-and-juvenile-ju" target="_blank">Improving Access to Career Pathways for Philadelphia's Child Welfare and Juvenile justice System Involved Youth</a><em>.<br /></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>Trauma-informed care must be included alongside other career programming so that youth can begin properly preparing gainful employment upon release. If trauma-informed care and job training are implemented successfully, our juvenile justice system can become a real instrument for positive change and rehabilitation.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://jlc.org/blog/navigating-path-successful-career-providing-support-trauma-exposed-youth-juvenile-justice-syste" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Child Welfare and Foster Care Community and School Reentry Juvenile and Criminal Justice Second Chances Trauma and Trauma Informed Advocacy Fri, 15 Sep 2017 19:09:30 +0000 admin 8229 at http://jlc.org Take Action Now: Support Higher Ed Success for Youth in Foster Care, Experiencing Homelessness http://jlc.org/blog/take-action-now-support-higher-ed-success-youth-foster-care-experiencing-homelessness <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_223.jpg?1505325980" /> </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, 2017-09-13 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="800" height="418" alt="" src="http://jlc.org/sites/default/files/blog_post_images/graduation-actionalert_0.png?1505325980" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Yesterday, <a href="/news-room/press-releases/new-bill-introduced-congress-aim-higher-education-success-youth-foster-care" target="_blank"><strong>Congress introduced two bills</strong></a> to help youth in foster care and youth who are experiencing homelessness apply for and attend college, receive financial aid, access other important support while in college, and successfully graduate.</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>Yesterday, two bills were introduced in Congress to help homeless and foster youth transition successfully to higher education and receive the financial aid and other supports they need to complete their degrees.</p> <h3>TAKE ACTION NOW TO SUPPORT THESE IMPORTANT BILLS!</h3> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://jlc.org/blog/take-action-now-support-higher-ed-success-youth-foster-care-experiencing-homelessness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Access to Education Child Welfare and Foster Care State and Federal Legislation Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:30:37 +0000 admin 8224 at http://jlc.org Youth Fostering Change Advocacy Project Uplifts Youth Voice in Court http://jlc.org/blog/youth-fostering-change-advocacy-project-uplifts-youth-voice-court <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_221.jpg?1504641782" /> </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, 2017-09-05 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="300" alt="" src="http://jlc.org/sites/default/files/blog_post_images/YFC-Harrisburg-2017_0.png?1504641782" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="font-size: 12px;"><em>Above: Youth Fostering Change advocates, Anthony and Selena met with Sandra Moore and Stephenie Strayer from the Office of Children and Families in the Courts. Left to right: Marcia Hopkins, Youth Advocacy Program Manager; Stephenie Strayer, Judicial Program Analyst; Sandra Moore, Director; Anthony, youth advocate; Selena, youth advocate; Cathy Moffa, Youth Advocacy Program Manager; Jennifer Pokempner, Director of Child Welfare Policy; Dominique Mikell, Stoneliegh Fellow.</em></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12px;"><em> </em></span></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>Each year our youth advocates in Youth Fostering Change and Juveniles for Justice do amazing work focused on one reform issue, and this year was no different. We’re so excited to share this video featuring YFC’s final project and policy recommendations to empower youth in dependency court hearings.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://jlc.org/blog/youth-fostering-change-advocacy-project-uplifts-youth-voice-court" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Access to Counsel Youth Fostering Change Child Welfare and Foster Care Youth Engagement Programs Tue, 05 Sep 2017 19:56:52 +0000 admin 8220 at http://jlc.org Navigating the Path to a Successful Career: New Opportunities for Youth with Disabilities http://jlc.org/blog/navigating-path-successful-career-new-opportunities-youth-disabilities <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_220.jpg?1506005682" /> </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"> Elisa Egonu, Legal Intern, and Karen U. Lindell, Staff Attorney </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, 2017-09-01 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="223" alt="" src="http://jlc.org/sites/default/files/blog_post_images/CTE-BlogBanner_0.png?1506005682" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Part Two in a blog series about Juvenile Law Center's new report on career pathways for system-involved youth, </em><a href="http://jlc.org/resources/publications/improving-access-career-pathways-philadelphia%E2%80%99s-child-welfare-and-juvenile-ju" target="_blank">Improving Access to Career Pathways for Philadelphia's Child Welfare and Juvenile justice System Involved Youth</a><em>.<br /></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 any high schooler can tell you, finding paid work experiences in today’s economy can be a real challenge. But youth with disabilities in the juvenile justice and foster care systems face a particularly difficult road. In addition to the challenges of system involvement, youth with disabilities often encounter discriminatory attitudes or hiring practices when searching for a job, and they may need additional supports, workplace accommodations, or specialized training to secure and maintain employment. These added hurdles dramatically hinder these young people’s chance of success; research shows that youth and young adults with disabilities are employed at less than half the rate of their non-disabled peers.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://jlc.org/blog/navigating-path-successful-career-new-opportunities-youth-disabilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Access to Education Child Welfare and Foster Care Juvenile and Criminal Justice Older Youth with Disabilities Transitions to Adulthood (Foster Care) Thu, 31 Aug 2017 16:24:09 +0000 admin 8217 at http://jlc.org How Do We Respond to Charlottesville? http://jlc.org/blog/how-do-we-respond-charlottesville <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_219.jpg?1503952066" /> </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"> Marcus Jarvis </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">Mon, 2017-08-28 00:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Marcus Jarvis is an alumnus of our Juveniles for Justice Youth Advocacy Program and a member of Juvenile Law Center’s Speakers Bureau. </em></p> <p><em> </em></p> <hr /> <p><em> </em>In the past decade, America has become incredibly different than it was in the years before. The events that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia, this month were a disheartening reminder of this country’s past.</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>In the past decade, America has become incredibly different than it was in the years before. The events that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia, this month were a disheartening reminder of this country’s past. Watching it put faces to people I usually only hear about and never see. It was a reminder that the stories I read about in history class were real. There is apparently still some fight left in the opposing forces we as a people were triumphant agains</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://jlc.org/blog/how-do-we-respond-charlottesville" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Child Welfare and Foster Care Juvenile and Criminal Justice News and Announcements Mon, 28 Aug 2017 14:40:36 +0000 admin 8212 at http://jlc.org Navigating the Path to a Successful Career: The Vitality of Vital Records http://jlc.org/blog/navigating-path-successful-career-vitality-vital-records <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_218.jpg?1506005673" /> </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"> Essie Lazarus, Juvenile Law Center intern </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, 2017-08-25 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="223" alt="" src="http://jlc.org/sites/default/files/blog_post_images/CTE-BlogBanner.png?1506005673" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Part One in a blog series about Juvenile Law Center's new report on career pathways for system-involved youth, </em><a href="/resources/publications/improving-access-career-pathways-philadelphia%E2%80%99s-child-welfare-and-juvenile-ju" target="_blank">Improving Access to Career Pathways for Philadelphia's Child Welfare and Juvenile justice System Involved Youth</a><em>.<br /></em></p> <p><em><a href="/blog/navigating-path-successful-career-new-juvenile-law-center-report-addresses-barriers-youth-foste" target="_blank">Read the series kick off post here &gt;&gt;</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>Large numbers of youth leave the child welfare and juvenile justice systems without their vital documents or they are not able to maintain them due to housing instability. Not having these records makes smoothly transitioning to adulthood difficult, if not impossible. The consequences system-involved youth experience by not having these essential records include potential housing instability, the inability to pursue certain educational opportunities and financial aid, and lack of access to public benefits. Not having identification can also be a barrier to employment.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://jlc.org/blog/navigating-path-successful-career-vitality-vital-records" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Child Welfare and Foster Care Permanency (Foster Care) Transitions to Adulthood (Foster Care) Thu, 24 Aug 2017 21:15:04 +0000 admin 8211 at http://jlc.org