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Children's Budget cover
Things are looking up financially for the federal government, but you wouldn’t know it if you’re a kid. A new report finds that the share...
facing time, facing future
Hear Real Stories and Take Action! New York is one of only two states in the country that prosecutes all 16 and 17 year olds in the justice...
graduation cap
Too many young people remain cut off from school and work. Data suggests that race and place make a big difference in how “ready” a young...
raise the age ny
VIDEO & ACTION ALERT! New York is one of only two states in the country that have failed to recognize what research and science have confirmed...
child thinking
What do we call nonacademic skills that are difficult to measure through standardized testing yet are essential for success in life? Many of us in...
mass incarceration
You can't address mass incarceration by cutting funding for juvenile justice. But that seems to be the illogical and counterproductive approach...
highway
There are plenty of young people who struggle to complete school because of obstacles in their personal lives, but this struggle should not determine...
head start
NationSwell interviews Dr. Edward Zigler, who recalls how the revolutionary initiative, Head Start, got off the ground.

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graduation cap
Produced by: The Forum for Youth Investment
Too many young people remain cut off from school and work. Data suggests that race and place make a big difference in how “ready” a young person will be ...
Children's Budget cover
Produced by: First Focus
Things are looking up financially for the federal government, but you wouldn’t know it if you’re a kid. A new report finds that the share of federal ...
raise the age ny
Produced by: SparkAction
VIDEO & ACTION ALERT! New York is one of only two states in the country that have failed to recognize what research and science have confirmed ...
readiness traps
Produced by: The Forum for Youth Investment
Karen Pittman, Stephanie Krauss, and Bryan Joffe discuss Readiness and School during June 9th Thought Leader Roundtable. 
pens
Produced by: Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
A bill to reauthorize the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va.
act 4 jj
Produced by: Act 4 Juvenile Justice
The Senate Appropriations Committee's CJS Committee will weigh in on important funding levels for key juvenile justice funding.
facing time, facing future
Produced by: Correctional Association of New York
Hear Real Stories and Take Action! New York is one of only two states in the country that prosecutes all 16 and 17 year olds in the justice ...
mass incarceration
Produced by: American Civil Liberties Union
You can't address mass incarceration by cutting funding for juvenile justice. But that seems to be the illogical and counterproductive approach that some members ...
head start
Produced by: NationSwell
NationSwell interviews Dr. Edward Zigler, who recalls how the revolutionary initiative, Head Start, got off the ground.
highway
Produced by: The Forum for Youth Investment
There are plenty of young people who struggle to complete school because of obstacles in their personal lives, but this struggle should not determine a young ...

youth voices

raise the age ny
Produced by: SparkAction
VIDEO & ACTION ALERT! New York is one of only two states in the country that have failed to recognize what research and science have confirmed ...
Barack Obama
Produced by: Ready by 21
Sara Matthew, policy associate at the Forum, shares her thoughts and excitement for My Brother's Keeper Alliance announcement.
Quorum
Produced by: SparkAction
Harvard undergrad students Alex Wirth and Jonathan Marks have created Quorum, an online legislative strategy platform that explains the relationships between ...
Ladine Daniels
Produced by: The National Council of Young Leaders
Ladine Daniels, Jr., known affectionately as “JR,” passed away peacefully from a medical condition on November 2.  JR was an active member ...
briefing image
Produced by: The Corps Network
The National Council of Young Leaders, comprising 16 diverse opportunity youth from across the country, held a Congressional Briefing to share their Recommendations ...
Produced by: The National Council of Young Leaders
The National Council of Young Leaders presents… Voices of Opportunity Youth United: Recommendations for Increasing Opportunity and Decreasing Poverty ...
Produced by: The National Council of Young Leaders
Under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA), the nation’s main federal juvenile justice law, states must establish State Advisory Groups ...

success stories

happy youth
Produced by: The Chronicle of Social Change
Positive Youth Development is a youth justice system that focuses on a young person's strengths and positive development rather than a deficit-based correctional ...
positive youth development
Produced by: The Chronicle of Social Change
The Positive Youth Justice series profiles successful programs and organizations all over the country. Part 3 looks at a program in Tarrant County, Texas, that works ...
Rosie's Place
Produced by: The Chronicle of Social Change
The Chronicle of Social Change introduced “Positive Youth Justice: Curbing Crime, Building Assets.” It is a series that imagines an entire continuum ...
Produced by: The Chronicle of Social Change
Part two of the The Chronicle of Social Change's “Positive Youth Justice: Curbing Crime, Building Assets,” introduces a restorative justice program in ...
BDEA
Produced by: SparkAction, The Forum for Youth Investment
For students whose lives and learning styles make traditional school hard, Boston Day and Evening Academy's competency-based approach to learning is making a big ...
creswell
Produced by: SparkAction, The Forum for Youth Investment
Nashville's Creswell Magnet Middle School is expanding its school day, but the change is not primarily about time. It’s about fundamentally redefining how ...
Lindsay
Produced by: SparkAction, The Forum for Youth Investment
What if a school started with the principle that students learn differently, but everyone can learn—and then designed a system around that? It would look a lot ...
YALC group
Produced by: SparkAction
High school students concerned with the standardized testing requirements for graduation in Ohio catalyze reform.
youth violence
Produced by: SparkAction
Three years after Oregon youth first brought together government, schools and nonprofits to tackle rising local violence, rates have stabilized and collaboration is ...

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