We believe in the power of youth voices. Young people are experts on their own lives. Their lived experiences are invaluable to informing the policies that affect them.
Recognizing this, Juvenile Law Center launched two youth advocacy programs in 2008 - Youth Fostering Change and Juveniles for Justice. These programs recruit and train young people with current or past involvement in the child welfare or justice systems to lead advocacy and policy reform efforts in their communities.
Our youth advocates work for change through policy advocacy, media outreach, and public education. We amplify their voices and expertise through these programs and advocacy efforts.