Success Stories & Profiles of Action

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A case study looks at the March 1, 2013 op-ed in The Hartford Courant and the two reports it covers: a great success in media highlighting important...

Success Stories & Profiles in Action

September 23, 2016
jjdpa
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.

May 20, 2016
Produced by:
The Susan Crown Exchange, David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality

"Learning in Action" is a new series of monthly video chats that explore the first-hand experiences of the practices promote social emotional learning. Each month, the 30-minute chat will pair a practitioner with a young person in their program to delve deeply into Social Emotional...

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

November 13, 2015
Produced by:
SparkAction

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
mentor
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
students
Produced by:
NationSwell

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
act91
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.

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