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Produced by: Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth
Xavier McElrath-Bey knows first-hand what it means to be a child facing life without parole, and why second chances for youth are powerful and fair. 
Produced by: The Huffington Post
It's been a great time for juvenile justice with the Supreme Court issuing an important ruling on life without parole sentences for children and President Obama ...
Produced by: Act 4 Juvenile Justice
The top ten reasons Congress should act to reauthorize this critical law today—some of these may surprise you.
Produced by: Youth Today
Time is not a cure-all for a young person’s problem behavior. Stephanie Krauss discusses the readiness traps that occur when time is considered a proxy for ...
preparing youth to thrive
Produced by: The Susan Crown Exchange, David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality
The Susan Crown Exchange and Weikart Center launch Preparing Youth to Thrive, an innovative guide with tools and resources to help programs across ...
act4jj
Produced by: Act 4 Juvenile Justice
List of organizations who support reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act
JJDPA matters
Produced by: Act 4 Juvenile Justice
As we celebrate 41 years of the JJDPA, which is currently more than eight years overdue for reauthorization, we must remember that the continuing success of effective ...
2016
If you care about fairer, more effective juvenile justice programs that help young people get their lives back on track while keeping communities safe, you’ll ...
thought leader roundtable
Produced by: Ready by 21
Karen Pittman, co-founder and CEO of the Forum for Youth Investment, joins other national leaders in a thoughtful conversation around readiness.
support
Produced by: Community Works West
Restorative justice program manager, Yejide Ankobia, shares the impact of restorative practices and the transformative role that laws like the Juvenile Justice ...

youth voices

Boston Cats
Produced by: Opportunity Youth United, Opportunity Youth United
Boston Community Action Team Kicks Off Movement to Increase Opportunity, Decrease Poverty for Young People 
podium
Produced by: The Hill
In the past few years, we have seen more mainstream attention both from community members and influential leaders to a population that has largely been invisible: ...
Produced by: Campaign for a Presidential Youth Council
Within the last month, seven cities in Nebraska have passed a resolution calling for a Presidential Youth Council. James Moseman, Nebraska State Director for the ...
Sloane Baxter
Produced by: Youth Today
October is Youth Justice Awareness Month, and as consensus builds in the Senate and the House around the need for criminal justice reform, the effort to reauthorize ...
Produced by: University of Washington School of Law
Over the past 20 years, states have significantly expanded legislation allowing for the prosecution of children in the adult criminal justice system. For YJAM, ...
briefing image
Produced by: SparkAction, Act 4 Juvenile Justice
Voices from the 2015 Capitol Hill hearing, "Reviewing the Juvenile Justice System and How It Serves At-Risk Youth."
Congressional Black Caucus
Produced by: Robert F. Kennedy Juvenile Justice Collaborative
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's 45th Annual Legislative Conference provided powerful discussions from young people, adovocates, and Congress members ...
Marc Schindler
Produced by: Campaign for Youth Justice
On September 17th, a briefing in the Russell Senate Office Building was held to discuss the bipartisan bill S. 1169, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention ...

success stories

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Produced by: Community Works West
Restorative justice program manager, Yejide Ankobia, shares the impact of restorative practices and the transformative role that laws like the Juvenile Justice ...
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 ...

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