youth justice


Best of Youth Voices Rising, 2023

Some of our strongest pieces published by the Youth Voices Rising program in 2023


Top Stories of 2023: Cordell Miller’s Second Look at Life Outside

A selection of The Imprint’s most impactful stories from the past year

Youth Services Insider
NCYL Leader Jesse Hahnel Steps Down


NCYL Leader Jesse Hahnel Steps Down

Jesse Hahnel, longtime executive director of the National Center for Youth Law, is leaving the Oakland-based organization.

Stormy Lukasavage: Supporting Foster Youth in the Juvenile Justice System


Child Welfare Ideas from the Experts

Intern Stormy Lukasavage calls on the federal government to address the links between child welfare and youth justice involvement.


California Expanding Job Training to Systems-Impacted Youth, Replicating Successful Los Angeles Model

Following a model out of L.A., community-based organizations in California combine federal job training funds with other essential services for young people leaving foster care or probation — including housing and education support.


New Round of COVID-19 Infections Hits California Youth Prisons

Illustration by Christine Ongjoco
Dozens of young people locked up in California’s youth prison system have tested positive for COVID-19 — the latest outbreak at facilities that have struggled to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.

    After COVID, Some Rural California Schools Face New Kinds of Discipline Challenges


    After Quarantine, Some Rural California Schools Face New Kinds of Discipline Challenges

    As schools in California's Monterey Bay region have seen an uptick in student violence, some residents want police officers back on campus.

    Families Saved Money After California County Nixed Youth Justice Fees


    Florida Proposes End to Costly Juvenile Court Fees

    A bipartisan group of Florida state lawmakers filed two companion bills that would prohibit juvenile court fees in the state.


    Child Welfare, Youth Justice Program Leaders Among Winners of New York’s David Prize

    The creators of a nonprofit helping foster youth age out of the system, and a program to better launch young adults leaving lockups are among five New Yorkers awarded a prestigious local prize for their innovation.