youth development


Juvenile Justice and Climate Change: California Has a Chance to Confront Both

California faces crucial choices. The state can continue scrambling to address burgeoning climate-change crises while it spends $316,000 per youth per year to watch Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) inmates languish idly and suffer staggering recidivism, plus $90,000 annually per California Department of Corrections (CDCR) inmate for prisoners offered little rehabilitation.

Top Maryland Court Offers Hope to Hundreds in Adult Prison for Crimes Committed as Kids


Los Angeles May Sever Juvenile Justice System from Probation Department

Following state reforms, Los Angeles County may be getting ready to wrest its juvenile justice system away from the county’s embattled Probation Department and place it under the auspices of a health-related or youth-serving department.


Summer Film Training Program for Foster Youth Accepting Applications

With an afternoon on the red carpet, being photographed and interviewed about their work, and the chance to see their original films on the big screen, the Real to Reel Film Festival marks the end of a unique training opportunity for former foster youth.


Los Angeles Partners with Foundations on $3.2 Million Venture to Prevent Juvenile Delinquency

On February 5, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a landmark public-private partnership that will get a significant amount of county funding into the hands of community-based organizations focused on keeping kids out of the juvenile justice system by offering an array of much-needed services and opportunities.


Harris Wofford, Politician and Youth Development Advocate, Passes at Age 92

In the 1990s, Harris Wofford helped establish a national day of community service to coincide with Martin Luther King Jr. Day each year. This week, he passed away on the holiday he helped augment.


Child Welfare Ideas from the Experts #9: Improve Federal Supports for Foster Parents

The Imprint is highlighting each of the policy recommendations made this summer by the participants of the Foster Youth Internship Program (FYI), a group of 10 former foster youths who have completed congressional internships.


    Child Care, Child Protection Get Big Boosts in Omnibus Spending Deal

    The 2018 spending deal reached this week, which blows through the caps on spending put in place in 2013, brought massive infusions of cash into several youth and family services programs.


    Advocates Eager to Find Youth Development Funds in California’s Forecasted Cannabis Boom

    With high rates of poverty among youth in Los Angeles, a new report prepared by civil rights advocacy group Advancement Project California called on the city to ramp up youth development efforts by drawing on revenue from legalized cannabis.

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    Annie E. Casey Foundation Expanding Youth Development Training for Juvenile Justice Management

    In the past two years, the Baltimore-based Annie E. Casey Foundation piloted a curriculum aimed at training frontline and mid-level juvenile justice managers on youth development, a strategy focused on building the assets of youth and families (as opposed to just seeking to address deficits).