Wednesday, December 28, 2005

This Week's News: 28 Dec 2005

Juvenile Justice

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation ... Monday 5:06 PM Juvenile Justice Reform News Status Report on Juvenile Justice Reform December 1, 2005 Safety and Welfare Plan Farrell v. Allen Program Model Prison Law Office Expert Reports, Remedial Plans and related topics... Youth and Adult ...


City Education Policy Advisors and School District Officials Explore Alternative High School Options by Lucinda M. Stickney
Nation’s Cities Weekly – December 19, 2005
Mayors’ education policy advisors and school district partners from four cities are seeking new ways to meet the challenges of high school reform and strategies for replicating effective alternative high school models. Read More>>

Sunday, December 18, 2005

This Week's News: 18 Dec 2005

Adolescent Health, Youth Transitions to Adulthood

A Teen Health Gap - Health For Life
Newsweek - December 12, 2005 Issue
A Teen Health Gap Adolescents have unique medical issues, and a growing specialty is aimed at addressing them. Jonathan Torgovnik for Newsweek Schreiber, a recovering addict, says he is grateful for ...

Cross-Cutting Issues and Disconnected Youth

On Your Own without a Net: The Transition to Adulthood for Vulnerable Populations
In the decade after high school, young people continue to rely on their families in many ways-sometimes for financial support, sometimes for help with childcare, and sometimes for continued shelter. But what about those young people who confront special difficulties during this period, many of whom can count on little help from their families? On Your Own Without a Net documents the special challenges facing seven vulnerable populations during the transition to adulthood: former foster care youth, youth formerly involved in the juvenile justice system, youth in the criminal justice system, runaway and homeless youth, former special education students, young people in the mental health system, and youth with physical disabilities.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

This Week's News: 11 Dec 2005

Foster Youth

Cuts to Foster Care Funding will Jeopardize Children Living with Relatives (updated) by Casey Trupin and Vicki Turetsky – CLASP. Congress is working to reconcile House and Senate versions of the FY 2006 federal budget. The House reconciliation bill includes provisions to decrease federally funded foster care services by $577 million over five years and $1.3 billion over ten years. This brief examines the provisions, which, if implemented, would discourage the placement of abused and neglected children with grandparents and other relatives, impede efforts to reunify children with their parents, and make it more difficult to provide critical services to children and families. Originally published on November 9, the document was updated in December 2005. Pub No. 05-48. 5 pages. 12/5/2005

Juvenile Justice

Pennsylvania Juvenile Justice Innovations Highlighted in New Report As part of the MacArthur Foundation’s Models for Change program (with which JLC is heavily engaged, in particular as the lead entity in Pennsylvania), our colleagues at the D.C. based Youth Law Center have issued a major new report, KEYSTONES FOR REFORM: Promising Juvenile Justice Policies and Practices in Pennsylvania. Click here to download the report (PDF).

Sunday, December 04, 2005

This Week's News: 4 Dec 2005

Promoting Power Center for Social Organization of Schools

Yesterday 8:51 AM Dealing with the High School Dropout Crisis

... nation’s minority students are four times more likely to attend a high school with very low graduation rates and three times less likely to attend a high school with very high ...