Juvenile Justice

California Considers Decriminalizing Truancy

The California State Senate will vote Friday on a measure that seeks to decriminalize truancy and limit the power of probation departments to work with youth who have not been charged with any crime through […]

Child Welfare

Hearings: With Mom Absent, an Education Plan Stalls

Alex* was 5 years old when he was removed from his home and entered Arizona’s foster care system. Alex was often left alone in his home, went days without a solid meal, and hadn’t yet […]

Youth Voice

Education is Power

We launched a writing contest to see what former foster youth had to say about their time in care or their experiences with the justice system. The contest gave youth the opportunity to write on […]