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When Kids Kill

Two were only 13 years old. Three were just a few months shy of turning 18. Four committed their crimes in this decade, and just as many have spent more than 30 years behind bars. At least two sold sex for money. One witnessed his father…
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Fostered or Forgotten - Teen Vogue

As part of National Foster Care Month this past May, the Juvenile Law Center partnered with Teen Vogue to produce Fostered or Forgotten, a 12-article series focused on issues affecting youth in foster care. The power of this series reveals…
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Raised in the System - VICE News

The Emmy-winning weekly news magazine series VICE returns for its sixth season with an extended special season premiere featuring Emmy-nominated actor Michael Kenneth Williams (The Wire, The Night Of) as he embarks on a personal journey to expose…
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Intersection: First Tri-County Homeless Youth Count

As of last October, Orange, Osceola, and Seminole Counties had 268 unaccompanied homeless youth aged 13 to 24. Read more and listen.
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Campaign Lessons from Closing Youth Prisons

Last week, Law@theMargins Editor Chaumtoli Huq engaged in conversation with Youth First Initiative (YFI) staff, partners, and youth leaders on their campaign to close youth prisons. Speakers included Mishi Faruqee and Hernan Carvente of YFI, Retha…
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FREE Webinar: Campaign Lessons from Closing Youth Prisons - March 28, 12:30 PM

Join Law@theMargins Editor Chaumtoli Huq’s conversation with Youth First Initiative staff, partners and youth leaders on their campaign to close youth prisons. This webinar in collaboration with Youth First builds on our 2016 webinar…
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FREE Webinar: Uplifting Youth Voice in Dependency Court, March 27, 10:00 AM

When: March 27, 2018 Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am EST To Register: Please email Rachael Ickes at cwtpreg@pitt.edu with your name, email address, and agency name. Youth Fostering Change, a project at Juvenile Law Center, offers youth…
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Fernandez Case Highlights the Long-Term Implications of Incarcerating Youthful Offenders - The Florida Times-Union

After serving nearly seven years for the death of his younger brother, 19-year-old Cristian Fernandez will face many obstacles once released back into society. Read more.   Photo by Izhar Khan from Pexels.
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Free Webinar: Federal Legislation to Promote Access and Success in Higher Education for Youth in Foster Care and Experiencing Homelessness - Wednesday, September 27 at 4:00-5:00 pm ET

Two important pieces of legislation have been introduced in Congress to promote higher education success for youth experiencing homelessness and youth in foster care, “Higher Education Access and Success for Homeless and Foster Youth Act”…
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YES on the Higher Education Access and Success for Homeless and Foster Youth Act and the Fostering Success in Higher Education Act of 2017

A number of juvenile advocacy organizations have endorsed the introduction of two new bills in Congress. According to the Juvenile Law Center (JLC), the Higher Education Access and Success for Homeless and Foster Youth Act (HEASHFY)—S. 1795 was…
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The Opioid Crisis is Straining the Nation’s Foster-Care Systems - The Washington Post

By 2015, the number of children in foster care rose eight percent to 428,000. Although data for 2016 is not yet available, experts say that the number of foster kids has increased dramatically. These rising numbers present a difficult challenge…