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September 15, 2017

Navigating the Path to a Successful Career: Providing Support for Trauma-Exposed Youth in the Juvenile Justice System

posted by Patrick Took, Juvenile Law Center Legal Intern

Trauma-informed care must be included alongside other career programming so that youth can begin properly preparing gainful employment upon release. If trauma-informed care and job training are implemented successfully, our juvenile justice system can become a real instrument for positive change and rehabilitation.

Tags:Child Welfare and Foster Care|Community and School Reentry|Juvenile and Criminal Justice|Second Chances|Trauma and Trauma Informed Advocacy
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August 04, 2017

Making a Truly Healthy Transition to Adulthood Relies on a Strong Medicaid Program and Our Commitment to Enhance Access to Quality Care

posted by Jennifer Pokempner, Child Welfare Policy Director, Juvenile Law Center

Meeting a young person’s health and behavioral health needs is foundational to a successful transition to adulthood. If these needs are not met, it is hard to meet other goals like working, going to school, and taking care of family. Making sure these needs are adequately addressed is a significant foster care and aging out issue because of the large numbers of youth in foster care who do have behavioral health challenges and have been exposed to trauma.

Tags:Access to Healthcare|Child Welfare and Foster Care|Extended Care and Reentry (Foster Care)|Older Youth with Disabilities|Permanency (Foster Care)|Transitions to Adulthood (Foster Care)|Trauma and Trauma Informed Advocacy
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January 28, 2016

President's Ban on Solitary Confinement is a Model for States

posted by Juvenile Law Center

We applaud President Obama’s leadership in eliminating solitary confinement and promoting developmentally appropriate, evidence-based policies and practices as the standard in all federal and state juvenile justice facilities.

Tags:Ending Solitary Confinement|Juvenile and Criminal Justice|Juvenile Life Without Parole (JLWOP)|Mental Health Treatment|Trauma and Trauma Informed Advocacy
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October 29, 2015

Youth Fostering Change Alums Attend Foster Youth in Action Conference in D.C.

posted by Juvenile Law Center

Earlier this month, advocates Tevin and Jasmine joined fellow foster youth advocates from eighteen states at the Leaders for Change conference in Washington, D.C.

Tags:Youth Fostering Change|Child Welfare and Foster Care|Trauma and Trauma Informed Advocacy|Youth Engagement Programs
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April 01, 2015

Child abuse beyond the family

posted by Juvenile Law Center

As the country spends April doing more for children in dire circumstances, we’re leading efforts to protect child welfare- and justice-involved youth from abusive conditions.

Tags:Child Welfare and Foster Care|Ending Solitary Confinement|Juvenile and Criminal Justice|Trauma and Trauma Informed Advocacy
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