Blog http://tnmnvsf.jlc.org/blog/all/2015-04 en The New Year Brings High Hopes for Extended Care in Ohio http://tnmnvsf.jlc.org/blog/new-year-brings-high-hopes-extended-care-ohio <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-masthead-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_masthead_image" width="1040" height="214" alt="" src="http://tnmnvsf.jlc.org/sites/default/files/masthead_images/PursuingJustice_241.jpg?1517424981" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jennifer Pokempner, Child Welfare Policy Director </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 2018-02-01 00:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-post-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_blog_post_image" width="600" height="314" alt="" src="http://tnmnvsf.jlc.org/sites/default/files/blog_post_images/taylor-ann-wright-438587-crop.jpg?1517424981" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On September 13, 2016, Ohio joined the majority of states that have an extended foster care program when Ohio Rev. Code § 5101.1411 became effective. After careful planning for implementation, young people will be able to enroll in the extended care program today, February 1, 2018. <a href="http://bridgestosuccess.jfs.ohio.gov/index.stm" target="_blank">Youth and those working with them can find out how to here</a>.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">Teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>On September 13, 2016, Ohio joined the majority of states that have an extended foster care program when Ohio Rev. Code § 5101.1411 became effective. After careful planning for implementation, young people will be able to enroll in the extended care program today, February 1, 2018. Ohio’s extended care program, Bridges, contains a lot of elements that have great promise to help young people make a successful transition to adulthood.</p> <p>With the kick off to enrollment in Ohio’s extended care program, we are launching our “Doing Extended Care Right” blog series. Each blog will highlight a state that has extended care and promising aspects of its program. We hope this will lead to more conversations and reforms around policies for older youth.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://tnmnvsf.jlc.org/blog/new-year-brings-high-hopes-extended-care-ohio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Child Welfare and Foster Care Extended Care and Reentry (Foster Care) Wed, 31 Jan 2018 18:55:28 +0000 admin 8363 at http://tnmnvsf.jlc.org “Thoughts from a Formerly Condemned Man-Child”: Aaron "Abd'Allah Lateef" Phillips Reflects on Miller and Montgomery Rulings http://tnmnvsf.jlc.org/blog/%E2%80%9Cthoughts-formerly-condemned-man-child%E2%80%9D-aaron-abdallah-lateef-phillips-reflects-miller-and-mont <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-masthead-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_masthead_image" width="1040" height="214" alt="" src="http://tnmnvsf.jlc.org/sites/default/files/masthead_images/PursuingJustice_240.jpg?1516913415" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Aaron &quot;Abd&#039;Allah Lateef&quot; Phillips </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 2018-01-25 00:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-post-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_blog_post_image" width="600" height="314" alt="" src="http://tnmnvsf.jlc.org/sites/default/files/blog_post_images/AaronPhillipscrop.png?1516913415" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Today we celebrate the second anniversary of the groundbreaking Montgomery v. Louisiana Supreme Court decision, in which the Court ruled that its 2012 decision banning mandatory juvenile life without parole must be applied retroactively. Marsha Levick, Juvenile Law Center Chief Counsel and Deputy Director, served&nbsp;as co-counsel in the case, along with Mark Plaisance and Jeffrey Pokorak.</em></p> <p><em> </em></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">Teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Today marks the second anniversary of the monumental, ground-breaking, life-altering landmark decision which literally changed the trajectory of my life -- and that of several hundred life-sentenced children in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania who were disappeared from society due to Pennsylvania's mandatory sentencing scheme which required all offenders (including children tried as adults) to be sentenced to a term of life without the possibility of parole -- otherwise known as "death by incarceration" upon conviction for criminal acts that resulted in homicide.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://tnmnvsf.jlc.org/blog/%E2%80%9Cthoughts-formerly-condemned-man-child%E2%80%9D-aaron-abdallah-lateef-phillips-reflects-miller-and-mont" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Juvenile and Criminal Justice Juvenile Life Without Parole (JLWOP) Thu, 25 Jan 2018 20:15:30 +0000 admin 8357 at http://tnmnvsf.jlc.org Take Action Now: Tell Florida to Protect Foster Youth's Right to an Attorney! http://tnmnvsf.jlc.org/blog/take-action-now-tell-florida-protect-foster-youths-right-attorney <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-masthead-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_masthead_image" width="1040" height="214" alt="" src="http://tnmnvsf.jlc.org/sites/default/files/masthead_images/PursuingJustice_239.jpg?1516825247" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Juvenile Law Center </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 2018-01-24 00:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-post-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_blog_post_image" width="600" height="314" alt="" src="http://tnmnvsf.jlc.org/sites/default/files/blog_post_images/CallNow_0.png?1516825247" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Tomorrow, Florida will consider a state Constitutional Amendment that would protect the rights of youth in foster care to have access to counsel. <strong>We need you to call today to support this move! Even if you don't live in Florida, your call will help youth in foster care in the state!</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">Teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><span style="color: #565656; font-family: source-sans-pro, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">Tomorrow, Florida will consider</span>&nbsp;a state Constitutional Amendment that would protect the rights of youth in foster care to have access to counsel. We need you to call today to support this move! Even if you don't live in Florida, your call will help youth in foster care in the state!</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://tnmnvsf.jlc.org/blog/take-action-now-tell-florida-protect-foster-youths-right-attorney" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Access to Counsel Child Welfare and Foster Care Wed, 24 Jan 2018 19:44:18 +0000 admin 8355 at http://tnmnvsf.jlc.org Forced to Change Schools http://tnmnvsf.jlc.org/blog/forced-change-schools <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-masthead-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_masthead_image" width="1040" height="214" alt="" src="http://tnmnvsf.jlc.org/sites/default/files/masthead_images/PursuingJustice_238.jpg?1516745767" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Shanice Holmes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 2018-01-18 00:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-post-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_blog_post_image" width="600" height="314" alt="" src="http://tnmnvsf.jlc.org/sites/default/files/blog_post_images/redd-angelo-12845crop.jpg?1516745767" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In December, <em>The Notebook</em> released <a href="http://thenotebook.org/editions/winter-2017-foster-care-and-education" target="_blank">a powerful edition</a> dedicated to the issues youth in foster care face in their educational journeys. We were happy to host <a href="http://thenotebook.org/articles/2017/12/19/twitter-chat-on-youth-in-foster-care-and-education-with-juvenile-law-center-education-law-center-and-the-notebook" target="_blank">a twitter chat</a> with them on their coverage of the subject.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">Teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In December, The Notebook released a powerful edition dedicated to the issues youth in foster care face in their educational journeys. We were happy to host a twitter chat with them on their coverage of the subject. We thought it would deepen the conversation to invite youth advocates from our Youth Fostering Change advocacy program to share their own stories. In order to address the issues facing young people, it is paramount that their voices be at the table and treated as full partners in identifying needs and advancing policy reform.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://tnmnvsf.jlc.org/blog/forced-change-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Access to Education Child Welfare and Foster Care Community and School Reentry Thu, 18 Jan 2018 20:40:44 +0000 admin 8354 at http://tnmnvsf.jlc.org Announcing Winners of the 2018 Leadership Prize! http://tnmnvsf.jlc.org/blog/announcing-winners-2018-leadership-prize <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-masthead-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_masthead_image" width="1040" height="214" alt="" src="http://tnmnvsf.jlc.org/sites/default/files/masthead_images/PursuingJustice_237.jpg?1517261599" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Juvenile Law Center </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 2018-01-11 00:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-post-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_blog_post_image" width="600" height="314" alt="" src="http://tnmnvsf.jlc.org/sites/default/files/blog_post_images/leadership-FB.png?1517261599" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We are excited to announce the <a href="/news-room/press-releases/juvenile-law-center-announces-2018-leadership-prize-recipients">recipients of the 2018 Leadership Prize</a>! Since 2015, we have presented the Prize to outstanding advocates working to advance the rights and well-being of youth in the child welfare and justice systems. Like <a href="/support/leadership-prize/leadership-prize-winners">previous awardees</a>, the 2018 recipients’ work has substantially improved the lives of the country’s most vulnerable youth.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">Teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We are excited to announce the recipients of the 2018 Leadership Prize! Since 2015, we have presented the Prize to outstanding advocates working to advance the rights and well-being of youth in the child welfare and justice systems. Like previous awardees, the 2018 recipients’ work has substantially improved the lives of the country’s most vulnerable youth.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://tnmnvsf.jlc.org/blog/announcing-winners-2018-leadership-prize" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Child Welfare and Foster Care Juvenile and Criminal Justice News and Announcements Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:18:15 +0000 admin 8350 at http://tnmnvsf.jlc.org Every Donation Makes a Difference http://tnmnvsf.jlc.org/blog/every-donation-makes-difference <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-masthead-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_masthead_image" width="1040" height="214" alt="" src="http://tnmnvsf.jlc.org/sites/default/files/masthead_images/PursuingJustice_236.jpg?1514314748" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Juvenile Law Center </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 2017-12-27 00:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-post-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_blog_post_image" width="600" height="314" alt="" src="http://tnmnvsf.jlc.org/sites/default/files/blog_post_images/10daystoraise-day8.jpg?1514314748" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We're shocked by how many of you stepped up and helped us raise $10,000 in just&nbsp;<span style="text-decoration: underline;">3 days</span>!&nbsp;<strong>Thank you for standing with us and with youth!</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">Teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We know you’re getting lots of messages asking you to support good causes. We hope you’ll see why supporting Juvenile Law Center is more important now than ever. A gift of any size can make a difference. Here's how:</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://tnmnvsf.jlc.org/blog/every-donation-makes-difference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Child Welfare and Foster Care Juvenile and Criminal Justice Fri, 22 Dec 2017 18:11:56 +0000 admin 8309 at http://tnmnvsf.jlc.org Help Us Raise $10,000 in 10 Days! http://tnmnvsf.jlc.org/blog/help-us-raise-10000-10-days <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-masthead-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_masthead_image" width="1040" height="214" alt="" src="http://tnmnvsf.jlc.org/sites/default/files/masthead_images/PursuingJustice_235.jpg?1513965312" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Juvenile Law Center </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 2017-12-21 00:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-post-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_blog_post_image" width="600" height="300" alt="" src="http://tnmnvsf.jlc.org/sites/default/files/blog_post_images/FY18-fall-KfCBanner.png?1513965312" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>We are excited to announce that donations made between December 21 – December 31 will be doubled thanks to a generous $5,000 matching donation from Kenneth and Ann Krogulski. This means we have the potential to raise $10,000 in 10 days!</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">Teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We are excited to announce that donations made between December 21 – December 31 will be doubled thanks to a generous $5,000 matching donation from Kenneth and Ann Krogulski. This means we have the potential to raise $10,000 in 10 days!</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://tnmnvsf.jlc.org/blog/help-us-raise-10000-10-days" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Child Welfare and Foster Care Juvenile and Criminal Justice Luzerne Kids for Cash Scandal News and Announcements Fri, 22 Dec 2017 17:55:12 +0000 admin 8308 at http://tnmnvsf.jlc.org Juvenile Law Center Announces 17th Zubrow Fellow, Joshua Branch http://tnmnvsf.jlc.org/blog/juvenile-law-center-announces-17th-zubrow-fellow-joshua-branch <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-masthead-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_masthead_image" width="1040" height="214" alt="" src="http://tnmnvsf.jlc.org/sites/default/files/masthead_images/PursuingJustice_234.jpg?1512656950" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Juvenile Law Center </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 2017-12-05 00:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-post-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_blog_post_image" width="600" height="314" alt="" src="http://tnmnvsf.jlc.org/sites/default/files/blog_post_images/JoshuaBranch-blog.jpg?1512656950" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Since 2002, Juvenile Law Center has been training the next generation of leaders in children’s law through the&nbsp;<a href="http://jlc.org/about-us/who-we-are/working-at-jlc/zubrow-fellowship-childrens-law" target="_blank">Sol and Helen Zubrow Fellowship</a>. The Zubrow Fellowship is one of the only post-graduate legal fellowships dedicated to children’s rights in both the child welfare and justice systems.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">Teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We are pleased to announce Joshua Branch as our next Zubrow Fellow. Joshua has dedicated his time in law school to juvenile law and policy and has worked on issues in both civil and criminal law. Joshua attends Georgetown Law School and is currently practicing in Professor Kris Henning's Juvenile Justice Clinic.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://tnmnvsf.jlc.org/blog/juvenile-law-center-announces-17th-zubrow-fellow-joshua-branch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News and Announcements Tue, 05 Dec 2017 20:52:24 +0000 admin 8306 at http://tnmnvsf.jlc.org Teens Need Families: Making a Year-Round Commitment to Finding Family and Permanency for Older Youth http://tnmnvsf.jlc.org/blog/teens-need-families-making-year-round-commitment-finding-family-and-permanency-older-youth <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-masthead-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_masthead_image" width="1040" height="214" alt="" src="http://tnmnvsf.jlc.org/sites/default/files/masthead_images/PursuingJustice_233.jpg?1512075093" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jennifer Pokempner, Child Welfare Policy Director </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 2017-11-30 00:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-post-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_blog_post_image" width="600" height="314" alt="" src="http://tnmnvsf.jlc.org/sites/default/files/blog_post_images/NAM2017banner_0.jpg?1512075093" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong><em>As part of <a href="https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/adoption/nam/" target="_blank">National Adoption Month</a>, we’re producing a special blog series focused on older youth in foster care and the importance of family and permanency. <em><strong><strong>Don't miss a post in this series! <a href="http://jlc.org/subscribe" target="_blank">Subscribe</a> to get an email every time we post in this series.</strong></strong></em></em></strong></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">Teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Family connections are some of the strongest, most powerful indicators of future success in adulthood. As advocates for transition-aged youth, permanency is a central focus of our advocacy. Our vision of permanency—and the work we do to achieve it—must include the voices of youth. They have loudly and clearly told us that they, like all people, want family and connections with caring adults, but we need to understand and respect youth’s experiences to support them in finding this.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://tnmnvsf.jlc.org/blog/teens-need-families-making-year-round-commitment-finding-family-and-permanency-older-youth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Child Welfare and Foster Care Extended Care and Reentry (Foster Care) Permanency (Foster Care) Transitions to Adulthood (Foster Care) Thu, 30 Nov 2017 19:33:51 +0000 admin 8292 at http://tnmnvsf.jlc.org Teens Need Families, No Matter What: What Will It Take to Make Success Stories the Norm? http://tnmnvsf.jlc.org/blog/teens-need-families-no-matter-what-what-will-it-take-make-success-stories-norm <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-masthead-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_masthead_image" width="1040" height="214" alt="" src="http://tnmnvsf.jlc.org/sites/default/files/masthead_images/PursuingJustice_232.jpg?1511986606" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Marcia Hopkins, Youth Advocacy Program Manager; Christina Sorenson, Zubrow Fellow </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 2017-11-29 00:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-post-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_blog_post_image" width="600" height="314" alt="" src="http://tnmnvsf.jlc.org/sites/default/files/blog_post_images/family%20photo-crop.jpg?1511986606" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong><em>As part of <a href="https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/adoption/nam/" target="_blank">National Adoption Month</a>, we’re producing a special blog series focused on older youth in foster care and the importance of family and permanency. <em><strong><strong>Don't miss a post in this series! <a href="http://jlc.org/subscribe" target="_blank">Subscribe</a> to get an email every time we post in this series.</strong></strong></em></em></strong></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">Teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Regardless of its manifestation, permanency must include supportive, life-long connections. Yet, large numbers of youth leave the child welfare system without the vital connections that are crucial to adult success. Today, in the wake of Thanksgiving and being surrounded by our loved ones, we are highlighting foster care alums who found their “forever families” – some with the support of the child welfare system and others on their own.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://tnmnvsf.jlc.org/blog/teens-need-families-no-matter-what-what-will-it-take-make-success-stories-norm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Child Welfare and Foster Care Extended Care and Reentry (Foster Care) Fostering Connections Permanency (Foster Care) Transitions to Adulthood (Foster Care) Wed, 29 Nov 2017 19:51:17 +0000 admin 8291 at http://tnmnvsf.jlc.org