From the Field

COVID-19 Well-Being Toolkit

The Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has shared a well-being toolkit which identifies resources which can serve as a support to us all during this challenging time for our world.  The toolkit includes well-being tips, suggestions on how to talk to children and youth, meditations and resources for educators.  

New Grassroots Campaign to Educate Lawmakers on Childhood Trauma

On February 11, the Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice (CTIPP) announced the launch of a National Trauma Campaign calling for federal action to prevent and address childhood trauma and build resilience. The Campaign is designed to support local and state leaders in opening a line of regular communication with Congressional offices about trauma issues, including: evidence on theRead More

State Financial Aid Barriers for Students Impacted by the Justice System

The Education Commission of the States recently released a policy outline that provides an overview of state financial aid access for students enrolled in prison postsecondary education programs or students with prior criminal convictions who are enrolled in postsecondary education outside of prison. The outline also references related reports providing in-depth policy analysis and helpfulRead More

Promise of Adolescence Webinar Series

You may recall the release of The Promise of Adolescence in August of 2019 which is a report that examines the neurobiological and sociobehavioral science of adolescent development and identifies how these findings can be applied to four key sectors: child welfare, education, health, and justice. Over the past several decades, research has fundamentally changed our understandingRead More

Report Examines Closing and Repurposing Youth Detention Facilities in California

Between 2006 and 2016, almost 100 youth detention facilities were closed in California, largely due to the decreasing rates of youth incarceration throughout the state. As youth detention rates continue to fall, communities where these facilities are located must decide whether the skyrocketing costs of keeping them open are worth it, and what more effectiveRead More

YTFG Fellow Creates Guide for Young People Navigating Professional Spaces

Amanda Shabowich, Fellow for the Youth Transition Funders Group in the Economic Well-Being Working Group, recently developed a survival guide for young people to support them in navigating professional spaces. Amanda states “While there’s no roadmap or official guidebook for navigating professional spaces as Opportunity Youth, it’s definitely an ongoing conversation as more spaces welcomeRead More

OJJDP Releases Dual Systems Involvement Data Report

A report released by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) provides insight into the high percentage of dually involved youth in three jurisdictions. OJJDP Dual System Youth Design Study: Summary of Findings and Recommendations for Pursuing a National Estimate of Dual System Youth, used linked administrative data in Cook County, Ill, CuyahogaRead More

SSIR Webinar: How Foundations Are Using Impact Investing to Advance Racial Equity

Hundreds of resources are available to help foundations get started on the path to encouraging racial equity. So why does organizational change continue to move slowly? On April 23, join the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) Live! as three prominent foundation leaders share their organizations’ efforts to advance racial equity—inherently tied to diversity and inclusion—throughRead More

Youth Justice Leadership Institute – Call for Applicants

The National Juvenile Justice Network is now accepting applications for the 2019-20 cohort of the Youth Justice Leadership Institute. The Institute is a year-long fellowship program geared towards individuals of color working as professionals in the juvenile justice field, who may also be young adults who are system survivors themselves, or family members of someoneRead More

CJSF Responds to Calls to “Harden” Schools

The Communities for Just Schools Fund (CJSF) has released a report, Do the Harder Work–Create Cultures of Connectedness in Schools, which responds to the recent proceedings of the Federal Commission on School Safety and other calls to “harden” schools. The report provides a roadmap for the harder work of fostering cultures of connectedness by investingRead More

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