Child Welfare

Protecting Runaway Foster Youth: Without Warrants, What Comes Next?

At 15-years old, Sarah* had already moved between a handful of New York City’s foster care agencies. She was a victim of sex trafficking, an illicit industry that disproportionately targets children in the child welfare […]

Juvenile Justice

Juvenile Halls Are Not Our Destiny

Counties across California are questioning what has thus far been a hallmark element of a flawed juvenile justice system: juvenile halls. There are many reasons to ask this question at this moment. Juvenile arrests are […]

Child Welfare

Hearings: A Faithful Supporter in Alameda County Court

As a community pastor ministering to foster and probation youth in Northern California, I know how important it is for teachers, family friends, clergy, mentors and others to support these youth at dependency and delinquency juvenile […]

Youth Voice

No Need for Violence Here

The following poem written by 13-year-old Alexie Boursiquot is a winning submission in a Youth Voices contest held by Strategies for Youth, a nationwide nonprofit focused on improving the relationship between law enforcement and young […]