A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation confirms that its signature Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) has reduced juvenile incarceration and juvenile crime rates by significant numbers in its 25 years. JDAI at 25: Insights From the Annual Results Reports presents comparative data for JDAI sites, key challenges to detention reform and JDAI’s goalsRead More
On Wednesday, March 29, the National Youth Employment Coalition (NYEC) and Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. (YAP) convened a dozen workforce-development and juvenile-justice leaders in Washington, D.C., for a dialogue to break down misconceptions and identify new avenues for collaboration between the systems. Despite many sets of recommendations over the years, justice-involved youth still are notRead More
Addressing the Intersections of Juvenile Justice Involvement and Youth Homelessness: Principles for Change
A young person’s involvement with the justice system can increase their likelihood of later experiencing homelessness for many reasons, including the fact that educational disruptions and juvenile delinquency records can make it harder to obtain employment. Youth experiencing homelessness may also be swept into the juvenile justice system through laws that prohibit simply being inRead More
Inside Philanthropy interviews Pinkerton Foundation President Rick Smith and Senior Program Officer Julie Peterson. Click here to read the article.
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.
The Stoneleigh Foundation is currently seeking applications for its 2017-2019 Emerging Leader Fellowship opportunities, which provide hands-on experience for early career professionals interested in addressing the needs of Greater Philadelphia’s most vulnerable youth through policy analysis, research, or advocacy. Each Fellowship is full-time for two years and provides salary, benefits, and a stipend for professionalRead More
The Open Society Foundations’ U.S. Programs has announced a special initiative to support frontline communities and organizations in the U.S. in their efforts to deescalate and head off future incidents of hate based on race, religion, national origin, gender and sexual orientation. OSF has allocated up to $3 million and plans to accept applications through February 15,Read More
The Annie E. Casey Foundation released its 2016 KIDS COUNT Data Book. The report focuses on key trends in child well-being in the post-recession years and offers recommendations for how policymakers can ensure all children are prepared for the future, based on the country’s shared values of opportunity, responsibility and security.
The Positive Youth Justice Initiative is entering its third phase, with up to $750,000 in grant funding available for nonprofit organizations in California to advance positive juvenile justice. The Center for Health Program Management will fund grassroots organizations to advance the work of the Positive Youth Justice Initiative through community organizing to accelerate a statewideRead More
by Katayoon Majd In an opinion column for the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, Katayoon Majd, Public Welfare Foundation Program Director for Juvenile Justice, cites the work of advocates in pushing reforms to keep youth out of the adult criminal justice system. Read the full article here.