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Tax Plan’s Deficits Could Prompt Elimination of Major Child Welfare Programs

The common narrative on the many iterations of the Republican-led tax reform package is that it adds something in the neighborhood of $1.5 trillion to the deficit. Various ideas on how to add more revenue to the plan have been bandied about by deficit hawks in the past few days to address that deficit.

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Another Year with No Juvenile Justice Reauthorization

The advocates are Charlie Brown. Congress is Lucy. And the football is the reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA). Once again, momentum was established on a bill to update the bill that sets minimum federal standards for operation of state and local juvenile justice systems, particularly in regard to which youth are confined and where they are confined.

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Bob Woodson, Veteran Leader on Community-Based Solutions to Youth Violence, in the Mix for HUD Secretary

Robert Woodson, Sr., the founder and longtime president of the Center for Neighborhood Enterprise, told The Washington Post that he had discussed the possibility of serving as Housing and Urban Development (HUD ) secretary in the administration of President-Elect Donald Trump.

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What Child Welfare Programs are in Trouble if ObamaCare’s Repealed?

One thing we have learned since the election of Donald Trump last week is that he may be open to modifying his campaign promise to entirely repeal and then replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA).


Making Obama’s Last Lap Count for Kids

The Obama administration has demonstrated in recent weeks that when it is committed to an issue, it will go to great lengths to make things happen. Take criminal and juvenile justice reform.


Positive Youth Justice Series: Curbing Crime, Building Assets

The Imprint produced “Positive Youth Justice: Curbing Crime, Building Assets” in 2015. It is a series that imagines an entire continuum of juvenile justice services built on the positive youth development framework.


    Positive Youth Justice: Curbing Crime, Building Assets

    Underneath the tension-laden surface of national politics, there is growing agreement that the United States needs to rethink criminal justice, that the nation is over-reliant on expensive and ineffectual incarceration and short on other strategies that would lower the likelihood of continued criminal behavior.