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September 18, 2017

We need you to help us stop dangerous legislation that will harm youth in the child welfare system!

posted by Juvenile Law Center

The Senate is dangerously close to passing the Graham-Cassidy bill, the latest in a series of bills which aims to repeal the Affordable Care Act and eliminate the current funding of Medicaid. Call your Senators TODAY and demand they vote NO on the Cassidy-Graham bill.

Tags:Access to Healthcare|Child Welfare and Foster Care|Juvenile and Criminal Justice|State and Federal Legislation
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September 13, 2017

Take Action Now: Support Higher Ed Success for Youth in Foster Care, Experiencing Homelessness

posted by Juvenile Law Center

Yesterday, two bills were introduced in Congress to help homeless and foster youth transition successfully to higher education and receive the financial aid and other supports they need to complete their degrees.

TAKE ACTION NOW TO SUPPORT THESE IMPORTANT BILLS!

Tags:Access to Education|Child Welfare and Foster Care|State and Federal Legislation
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July 29, 2016

Delaware Passes Four Progressive Juvenile Justice Laws

posted by Juvenile Law Center

Delaware's Office of Defense Services, along with a coalition of criminal justice groups, helped pass several pieces of important juvenile justice legislation in 2016.

Tags:Juvenile and Criminal Justice|Juvenile Records Expungement|Second Chances|State and Federal Legislation
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June 23, 2016

Federal Guidance Unveiled to Improve School Success for Foster Youth

posted by Juvenile Law Center

The U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services released a new joint guidance about implementation of the foster care school stability provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Tags:Access to Education|Child Welfare and Foster Care|State and Federal Legislation
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April 06, 2016

Pennsylvania must decide: will it be at the head of the class in ensuring quality educational opportunities for foster youth?

posted by Juvenile Law Center

Three bills currently pending in the legislature would not only ensure the effective implementation of ESSA in Pennsylvania, but would also emphasize graduation as an educational priority for students in foster care.

Tags:Access to Education|Child Welfare and Foster Care|State and Federal Legislation|Transitions to Adulthood (Foster Care)
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