Webinar: Advocating for the Most-Connected Placements: A Guide to Reducing the Use of Group Care

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Juvenile Law Center and YLC have released Advocating for the Most Connected Placement: A Guide to Reducing the Use of Group Care. This Guide is intended to be a practical tool that can be used by attorneys and advocates to ensure that youth are in living settings where they can be connected with their family, the community, and a support system.

The tool takes advocates through questions to guide their analysis and advocacy as they confront situations where youth are not in the most connected placement and instead are being moved to or continue in group settings.

Each section provides concrete suggestions for actions you can take in and out of court to get your clients in the most connected placements where they can have their needs met and thrive. It also provides the legal and social science authority to support the suggested actions. Actions range from filing motions, holding hearings, researching licensing complaints of facilities, filing grievances and inviting family members and youth to team meetings related to placement changes.

In this webinar we will present the Guide, its purpose, and show participants how it can be used in their advocacy. We will also share plans for enhancement of the Guide.


  • Virginia Corrigan, Staff Attorney, Youth Law Center
  • Jennifer Pokempner, Staff Attorney, Juvenile Law Center

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