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.
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.
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.
The Chronicle of Social Change introduced “Positive Youth Justice: Curbing Crime, Building Assets.” It is a series that imagines an entire continuum of juvenile justice services built on the positive youth development framework.
Part two of the The Chronicle of Social Change's “Positive Youth Justice: Curbing Crime, Building Assets,” introduces a restorative justice program in California that uses community conferencing to foster community solutions to delinquency.
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 like what's happening in the Lindsay Unified School District in California.