Ready or Not, There They Go

8/31/2021

Ready or Not, There They Go

In coming years, Washington's Department of Children, Youth, and Families will work to get transition-age youth ready to exit state systems.

Data from the biennial census of juvenile incarceration was recently released.

8/4/2021

How Prioritizing Family First Can Narrow the Group Home-to-Juvenile Justice Pipeline

You’ve probably heard about the school-to-prison pipeline, but the link between placing foster youth in group homes and the adverse effects of the juvenile justice system that often follow often goes undiscussed.

Nelly Braxton, 2021 Brian Donovan Journalism Fellow, writes on dual-status youth.

8/3/2021

National Resource Center Reframes How Local Governments Can Serve Dual-Status Youth

Dual-status youth have experience with both the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. A workbook offers ideas for local and state governments to develop better practices, procedures and policies that serve these young people.

Those who have faced housing insecurity sound off on what it's like, and what resources are needed.

8/2/2021

Housing Insecurity on the Olympic Peninsula

Those who have faced housing insecurity or served the population sound off on what it's like, and what resources are needed to address the issue in Washington.

Olympic Gymnast Simone Biles.

7/28/2021

Simone Biles: You Can Be Strong and Choose Rest

Simone Biles is a champion for liberation through her public acceptance and acknowledgement of her need for rest, which is an inevitably radical act of resistance, writes Ivory Bennett.

My relentless pursuit of education while in foster care led me away from any path toward myself, writes Youth Voice author Shay House.

7/22/2021

How the Child Welfare System Made Me Prioritize Education Over Myself

My relentless pursuit of education while in foster care led me away from any path toward myself, writes Youth Voice author Shay House.

Ley-Lonni Woodruff

6/28/2021

EPIC

Ley-Lonni Woodruff earned first place in the Youth Voice Writing Contest poetry division for her piece, EPIC.

Youth Voice Writing Contest Winner Hannah Hamm

6/28/2021

Twisted Fairytale

Hannah Hamm earned first place in the Youth Voice Writing Contest essay division for her piece, Twisted Fairytale.

6/28/2021

A Car Is Not a Home

Madison Follett is the second-place finalist in the Youth Voice Writing Contest for her poem, "A Car Is Not a Home."