YTFG members meet twice a year to learn, network and strategize. In addition, workgroups typically meet by phone every other month. Check back often for the latest information on YTFG events and meetings.

YTFG Spring Meeting: April 5 and 6 in Los Angeles

Join us in Los Angeles for the Spring Meeting!  Contact Barbara Langford at barbara@ for information on how to register!

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

YJWG Webinar 9/22/16: Youth Registration and Notification Laws

The Youth Justice Work Group of YTFG invites you to a webinar for funders on Thursday, September 22 at 1pm ET, 12pm CT, 11pm MT, 10am PT. Featuring Nicole Pittman, Founder and Director of the Center on Youth Registration Reform at Impact Justice, and Eli Lehrer, President and Co-Founder of R Street Institute, a conservative thinkRead More

YTFG 2016 Fall Meeting: October 19 and 20 – Washington DC

Mark your calendars for our fall meeting in Washington, DC!  Check back for details!

YTFG 2016 Spring Meeting: April 13 and 14 – Seattle

The 2016 Spring YTFG meeting was held in Seattle on April 13-14, 2016.  Our meeting focused on Improving Well-Being and Equity through Policy and Practice.  Dr. Gary Slutkin, CEO of Cure Violence, provided a keynote address on using a public health approach to reducing violence and we heard about innovative local efforts to improve outcomes for vulnerableRead More

Sept 30 YTFG Call for Funders: Disrupting the Cycle of Incarceration and Poverty by Helping Young People Transform their Lives

A Conversation About What Works with Molly Baldwin, Founder and CEO of Roca This Wednesday, September 30, 2016 call featured a one-hour conversation with Molly Baldwin, Founder and CEO of Roca Inc.  For more than twenty-five years, Ms. Baldwin has been a tireless advocate, mentor, and community convener, reaching out to the highest-risk young people from the BostonRead More

YTFG Fall Meeting: October 28-29 in Philadelphia, PA

Our 2015 Fall meeting explored Extensions of Well-Being in Policy and Practice, with an exciting and action-oriented two days hearing from experts in the field, learning from practitioners on the ground, and strategizing with YTFG colleagues. The full YTFG network meeting took place on October 28 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Work Group meetings took place on OctoberRead More

2015 Spring Meeting: April 22 and 23, Austin, TX

Join us in Austin, TX, the live music capital of the world, on April 22 and 23!  Our 2015 spring meeting will explore Extensions of Well-Being in Policy and Practice.   Register now. We are excited to announce our keynote speaker, Shawn Ginwright.  Shawn is a leading national expert on African American youth, youth activism, and youthRead More

YJWG Conference Call: Grant Makers’ Role in Advancing Racial Justice

Join us to discuss the role that grant makers can play in efforts to address racial bias and inequity and promote racial justice in policies and practices.

MPG Work Group Webinar: The Emergence of Dropout Re-engagement Centers in the U.S. and the Role of Funders

This webinar on March 25 at 2:30 ET/1:30 CT/11:30 PT provided information about a newly released resource guide for implementing re-engagement centers and discuss the role grant makers can play in efforts to offer vulnerable youth a centralized location for getting back on track with their education.

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