A Complete Breakdown of America’s New Juvenile Justice Law
At long last, federal law on a key juvenile justice policy has been dusted off. On December 21, the day the government shut down, President Trump signed into law the Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2018, an update to the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA), which was passed in 1974.
Foster Youth Hope for Resources for Pregnant Teens
By Sawsan Morrar When Layla Yunus thinks back to her teenage years raising her son Micah, she reminisces about his first smiles, his first words. But she also thinks back to the despair and stress she went through being a single, 15-year-old mother who had just entered foster care.
Calif. Governor Signs Bill Mandating Data Collection on Parenting Foster Youth
Yesterday, California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed Senate Bill 528, a bill that mandates the collection of data about pregnant and parenting foster youths in state. The bill will lead to the first true accounting of how many pregnant and parenting youth are in the foster care system in California, according to the John Burton Foundation.