Format: 2014-10-31
youth bill of rights
In Portland, Oregon, youth engagement is guided by the first-in-the-nation Bill of Rights written by and for youth, and a measurable Action Plan.
listen
The webinar addressed the benefits, steps to engage, and challenges of including young people in juvenile justice reform efforts with the help of two knowledgeable ...
youth violence
Three years after Oregon youth first brought together government, schools and nonprofits to tackle rising local violence, rates have stabilized and collaboration is ...
calculator
How families with students who will be the first to go to college make it happen.
youth bus pass
Oregon youth helped establish a system of free bus passes for students in public schools.
youth marching
If you build it, and they don’t come, what do you do? In Oregon, when school-based health clinics faced this dilemma, county officials turned to youth for the ...
textbook
The average school counselor in the United States has a caseload of 471 students.
toddler bars
The JJDPA has been a valuable tool to help begin to dismantle the pipeline to prison and punishment and instead create a pathway to appropriate services and treatment ...
Michelle Obama
In November, first lady Michelle Obama shared her experience as a first-generation college student and announced a more active role in helping low-income students get ...
youth impact billboard
When young people have genuine opportunities and support to influence local and state policies, what happens? Our Youth Impact Snapshots series takes a look.
brains
We've come a long way since the "superpredator" stereotype. More states are using brain science to guide rehabilitation, supported by the JJDPA. Micah ...
Alex Wirth
We have both a significant problem and an opportunity from the 5.8 million young people who are neither enrolled in school or in work, says youth leader Alex Wirth.
Michelle Obama
The First Lady announced a focus on improving college completion among first-generation and low-income students. What should she focus on?
quote photo kid
Hangout with Richard Ross and his powerful images of juvenile justice as he discusses photojournalists' imperative to not only document social injustice but to move ...