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May 31, 2017

Our Youth Advocates Are Awesome!

posted by Juvenile Law Center

Juvenile Law Center runs two annual youth advocacy programs – Youth Fostering Change (YFC) and Juveniles for Justice (J4J) – and celebrates the youth advocates’ accomplishments at the close of each program in May. Last Tuesday, we celebrated our awesome 2016-2017 youth advocates and were thrilled to host our community partners and alumni of both programs at the celebration at Juvenile Law Center’s office.

Tags:Youth Fostering Change|Juveniles for Justice|Child Welfare and Foster Care|Juvenile and Criminal Justice|Youth Engagement Programs
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June 16, 2016

Youth Advocating for Change: Make College a Reality for Us

posted by Juvenile Law Center

This year was another great year for our youth advocates. Both programs were passionate about improving access to higher education for youth in the child welfare and justice systems. Each group developed a unique project that tackled this issue from slightly different angles.

Tags:Access to Education|Youth Fostering Change|Juveniles for Justice|Transitions to Adulthood (Foster Care)|Youth Engagement Programs
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March 17, 2016

I was once just another youth in foster care

posted by Bruce, Youth Fostering Change Alumni
Tags:Youth Fostering Change|Juveniles for Justice|Child Welfare and Foster Care|Juvenile and Criminal Justice|Youth Engagement Programs
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December 17, 2015

What "school" is really like in juvenile justice facilities.

posted by Juvenile Law Center

We asked our youth advocates what their education was like during and after their placement in a juvenile justice facility. Here's what they told us:

Tags:Access to Education|Juveniles for Justice|Community and School Reentry|Juvenile and Criminal Justice|Youth Engagement Programs
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December 01, 2015

Show Your Support for Youth Advocates Today!

posted by Juvenile Law Center

Today, for just one day, we're raising money to fund Juvenile Law Center's youth engagement programs, Juveniles for Justice and Youth Fostering Change. Our youth advocates do incredible work, using their first-hand experiences in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems to advocate for change and help keep other kids safe. By support Juvenile Law Center today, you're ensuring that our youth advocates can continue their important reform work. Learn about their advocacy projects here: http://jlc.org/youthleaders.

Tags:Youth Fostering Change|Juveniles for Justice|Youth Engagement Programs
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