A 20-year-old’s saga of abuse, incarceration and heartache illuminates the shadowy intersection of child welfare and juvenile justice. “Like a picture in a magazine.” That’s how Angel’s mother Leah wanted their small townhouse in Pacifica, […]
by David Muhammad Since the creation of the first juvenile court in Chicago in 1899, our juvenile justice system has failed to reach its ultimate goal of treating and rehabilitating youth. The juvenile justice system […]
A few weeks ago, The Chronicle of Social Change began “Positive Youth Justice: Curbing Crime, Building Assets,” a series that imagines an entire continuum of juvenile justice services built on the positive youth development framework. […]
Allyson Bendell wasn’t always the most well behaved girl, but that didn’t make her a criminal either. In the world of group homes, however, where staff who are often undertrained and overwhelmed try to manage […]
It is not ordinary to see people lined up around the block to hear a panel discussion on juvenile justice. But on the evening of Jan. 14 in downtown Oakland, California, nearly 200 people gathered for […]
The Sierra Health Foundation has released a report evaluating the first year of the Positive Youth Justice Initiative (PYJI). To see the foundation’s full report, click here.
The California-based Center for Health Program Management, a program of the Sierra Health Foundation, announced $1.6 million in additional grants for its Positive Youth Justice Initiative. The new grants bring total investment in the initiative […]