New Report on the Health Impacts of Charging Youth as Adults

Human Impact Partners has released a new health impact assessment report entitled, Juvenile InJustice: Charging Youth as Adults is Ineffective, Biased and Harmful. The findings show that: Charging youth as adults doesn’t protect community safety — in fact, it doubles recidivism. The adult court system ignores developmental science and environmental contexts — the context of aRead More

Guest Blog: Fines and Fees for Court-Involved Youth

by Stephanie Campos-Bui, Policy Advocacy Clinic, U.C. Berkeley Law, and Kate Weisburd, East Bay Community Law Center. U.C. Berkeley Law Note: The authors will be our guests for a conference call on March 2nd. Click here to learn more and to RSVP. The End of Juvenile Fees in Alameda County, California: Pairing Practice and PolicyRead More

The Impact of Fines and Fees on Youth and Their Families

The Juvenile Law Center released Debtors’ Prison for Kids? The High Cost of Fines and Fees in the Juvenile Justice System, a groundbreaking report on the impact of juvenile court costs on youth and their families.  The report includes a companion microsite featuring interactive maps. Click here to access the report.

The High Cost of Juvenile Fines and Fees

The Youth Justice Work Group of YTFG invites you to a conference call for funders on Thursday, March 2 at 1pm ET, 12pm CT, 11pm MT, 10am PT. Featuring Jessica Feierman, Associate Director of the Juvenile Law Center, Kate Weisburd, Director of the Youth Defender Clinic at the East Bay Community Law Center, and Jeffrey Selbin and Stephanie Campos-BuiRead More

Sponsorship Opportunity: Alia Hosts “Ten of Ten for Kids” Event

Alia, a Minnesota-based nonprofit focused on transforming the child welfare system, is hosting a national event May 23-25, 2017 in Minneapolis called Ten of Ten for Kids. Alia is partnering with global design firm IDEO in facilitation of a rapid-cycle, human-centered team design process to draw insights from 100 carefully selected participants (ten groups ofRead More

FosterPort Launches

A new website exclusively focused on resources that address the needs of older youth in and transitioning from foster care launched on January 23. FosterPort is a searchable database of research, publications, policy issues, experts, and more on issues affecting older youth. It was created for youth service providers, youth advocates, and funders who needRead More

The President’s Role in Advancing Criminal Justice Reform

Commentary by Barack Obama Harvard Law Review Former President Barack Obama has authored an article for the Harvard Law Review, detailing his personal commitment to justice reform, and providing an overview of his Administration’s efforts and accomplishments. He also shares his insights regarding the methods of influence at a President’s disposal, as well as reflectionsRead More

NJDC Report on Defense Representation

The National Juvenile Defender Center has released a new report, Defend Children: A Blueprint for Effective Juvenile Defender Services, which details how children are arrested, prosecuted, and too often incarcerated without attorneys at their side.  Click here to access the report.

Leveling the Playing Field: Inside a Low Profile Anti-Poverty Foundation

Inside Philanthropy interviews Pinkerton Foundation President Rick Smith and Senior Program Officer Julie Peterson. Click here to read the article.

Andrus Family Fund Podcast: Realizing Youth Justice

The latest episode of the Andrus Family Fund‘s podcast series is entitled “Realizing Youth Justice.”  AFF President Leticia Peguero interviews Liz Ryan of Youth First about their advocacy work to close youth prisons and realize justice for America’s incarcerated children. Click here to listen to the podcast. 

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