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Success Stories & Profiles in Action

September 23, 2016
Produced by:
SparkAction, Act 4 Juvenile Justice

On Sept. 22, the U.S. House of Representatives passed what might be "the most significant justice reform measure to reach Obama in his tenure," according to juvenile justice advocates.

December 9, 2015
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 and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) and the resources that come with it can play in a...

November 13, 2015
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The Forum for Youth Investment’s Readiness Roundtables bring together visionaries and thinkers for thoughtful conversation on issues related to youth readiness, moderated by Karen Pittman, Founder & CEO of The Forum for Youth Investment. They are part of...

October 30, 2015
Produced by:
NPR Education

When West Baltimore's Renaissance Academy High School hired four African-American mentors earlier this year, student Jalone Carroll wanted nothing to do with them. He figured they would come "mess everything up...

September 15, 2015
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Future Connect finds first-generation or low-income kids and gives them scholarships, peer support and individual counselors to help them get through college.

July 13, 2015
Produced by:
Juvenile Law Center

Juvenile Law Center has released two videos celebrating the third anniversary of Act 91. Act 91 is Pennsylvania’s implementation of Fostering Connections, the federal law that allows states to extend foster care past age 18.

March 10, 2015
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 system. D.C.'s Dept of Youth Rehabilitation Services has created a community based initiative that follows the PYD model.

March 9, 2015
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 with juvenile offenders – and their families – in their communities.


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