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New Equity Resources

June 16, 2022

Avoiding the Glass Cliff BoardSource and Building Movement Project developed a new resource, “Avoiding the Glass Cliff: Advice to Boards on Preparing for and Supporting a New Leader of Color.” The report offers insight and advice for boards about how to help avoid these pitfalls, both leading up to a transition and after a new […]

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Black Youth Excel with Research-Informed Policies and Practices

May 19, 2022

Racial disparities in many indicators of child well-being illustrate the need to improve Black children’s and adolescents’ experiences and outcomes across multiple domains, including education, health, child welfare, and criminal justice. To promote a deeper and more varied understanding of youth, Child Trends recently published the report “Black Children and Adolescents Can Achieve Greater Heights […]

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The Scope of Youth Confinement

April 22, 2022

A report from The Sentencing Project, “Too Many Locked Doors,” provides stark and alarming data about the number of youth incarcerated each year, including a disproportionate number of youth of color. Additionally, the report highlights issues with official data reported, that often exclude youth being detained in facilities while awaiting trial prior to any decision […]

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Unlocking Worker Well-Being: Transforming Youth Justice from the Inside Out

March 24, 2022

The sixth On the Road to Unlocked!: Investing in Our Children and Our Communities event addressed vicarious trauma in youth justice reform work, focusing on the needs and well-being of those who work in the field and exploring the idea of compassion fatigue. In the session, “Unlocking Worker Well-Being: Transforming Youth Justice from the Inside […]

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Communicating About Racial Equity in Adolescence

January 28, 2022

The FrameWorks Institute and Health+ Studio released a new messaging playbook “Framing Racial Equity in Adolescence: Messaging Strategies for Social Change.” The playbook helps practitioners, advocates, policymakers, and journalists communicate more accurately and effectively about racism and equity and their impact on adolescent development. In addition, FrameWorks published a messaging supplement that distills these recommendations […]

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