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Webinar: How Adolescent Brain Science Supports Youth Engagement in Court Hearings and Case Planning

Please join us for a webinar highlighting the critical importance of adolescent brain science as it relates to foster care. Leslie Leve, University of Oregon, and Sue Mangold, Juvenile Law Center, two members of the National Academies of Sciences…
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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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Child Welfare Involvement Linked to Increased Severity of Punishment for Youth, Study Finds - The Chronicle of Social Change

A May 2016 study, “Juvenile justice sentencing: Do gender and child welfare involvement matter?”, found that, when committing the same crime, girls and children who had been in the child welfare system were 56 percent more likely to be…