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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).

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Dorothy Stoneman, Founder of YouthBuild, Will Retire in 2017

Dorothy Stoneman, who founded the first YouthBuild site nearly 40 years ago and grew it into a national, federally funded staple of the youth services community, announced that she will retire next January.


A Better Ground Game for Building Professional Child Welfare Workers

by Ken Berrick According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of social workers is expected to increase nearly 20 percent by 2022. While much of this demand will be for geriatric social workers to meet the needs of aging baby boomers, new child and family social workers are urgently needed to address the effects of child poverty, family homelessness, parental addiction, and child abuse and neglect.


Make Training Police on Juvenile Justice, Youth Interaction a National Priority

by Lisa Thurau Michael Brown’s death could have been avoided. Easily. An entire government agency, the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), exists to teach officers how to negotiate and resolve issues without resort to force.


Bundy to Lead Children’s Home Society of America

The Chicago-based Children’s Home Society of America has hired David Bundy to lead the 131-year-old organization, which provides child welfare and family services in 19 states. Bundy led CHS’ Florida operation from 2000 until this year, and has served in some capacity at CHS since 1988.


Richard Murphy: Remembering a Youth Work Legend

A great moment in the history of American youth work occurred in 1990 when Richard Murphy changed the mind of his boss, New York City Mayor David Dinkins, on a critical decision about public safety.

    Reverend Romal Tune of Faith for Changes


    Faith Groups Must Improve Recruitment Game to Compete with Gangs

    by Reverend Romal Tune As I work with churches and communities groups developing strategies to reach “at-risk” youth two things are very clear. First, what was once considered a problem amongst inner city youth of color has now become a problem affecting suburban middle class families. 

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    YSI Reports from the National Mentoring Summit

    ‘Twas a busy first week in Washington during The Imprint’s first real week of existence! After many months of design and development, the Little URL That Could went live on Tuesday, on the heels of President Barack Obama’s second inauguration.