Youth Voices

We're excited to announce that President Barack Obama has signed a proclamation observing October as National Youth Justice Awareness Month. In...
The Act4JJ Coalition, a group of more than 100 organizations have for 8 years been urging Congress to act on the JJDPA. If you care about kids, join...
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Karen Pittman explores the role afterschool programs play that led with what research tells us are effective developmental practices – those...

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Marc Schindler
September 22, 2015
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 Reauthorization Act (JJDPA) of 2015.

September 13, 2015
Produced by:
The Washington Post

Two Texas teenagers representing a group of students in the Houston Independent School District have submitted a 35-page brief to the Texas Supreme Court suing the state for underfunding public education in violation of the Texas constitution.

Ryan Dalton
September 3, 2015
Produced by:
Opportunity Youth United, The National Council of Young Leaders

Ryan Dalton started 11th grade four days before Hurricane Katrina hit. The storm nearly derailed his education and his life. He shares the personal story of survival and how he got back on track, becoming an advocate for other struggling young people.


norman harris
August 18, 2015
Produced by:
America's Promise Alliance

One of the nation’s largest school districts could save money by cutting sports and limiting extracurricular activities. While it would cut costs short-term, what's the long-term costs for students like Norman Harris. 

juvenile justice
August 6, 2015
Produced by:
Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

With a growing emphasis on criminal justice reform, juvenile justice ambassador Alton PItre shares three steps to take towards reforming the juvenile justice system.  

presidential youth council
July 25, 2015
Produced by:
Campaign for a Presidential Youth Council

Governor Martin O’Malley and Governor Scott Walker are the organization’s first candidates to endorse the creation of a Presidential Youth Council. According to staff, it “represents a major step forward in cementing our mission that the ideas of young people deserve a seat at...


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