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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


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. 


Now Recruiting Stoneleigh Emerging Leader Fellows for Fall 2017!

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

Open Society Foundations

Open Society Foundations Announce Rapid Response Grant Making Initiative

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


2016 KIDS COUNT Data Book

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.


Funding Available to Support Grassroots Organizing for a Healthy Juvenile Justice System

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


Advocates Lead the Movement to Keep Youth Out of Adult Court

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.


Tow Foundation Honored by John Jay College

The Tow Foundation was recently honored at the Educating for Justice Gala, an annual event of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. The Foundation was recognized for their support of innovative programs and systemic reform in the areas of juvenile and criminal justice.  John Jay has also benefited through Tow’s generous funding of the College’sRead More


Safety and Justice Challenge Grants Announced

The MacArthur Foundation has announced nearly $25 million in grants to 20 communities as part of the Safety and Justice Challenge, a national initiative supported by the Foundation with an initial $75 million commitment to reduce over-incarceration by changing the way America thinks about and uses jails. Read the Press Release here.

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