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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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Public Charge Legislation Update

April 22, 2022

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has proposed a new public charge inadmissibility standard to replace the 2019 rule that was vacated in March of 2021. The proposed rule would provide more fair treatment for noncitizens requesting admission to the US or applying for permanent residency and would shift the definition of “likely at any […]

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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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TANF Legislation Reform Framework

March 24, 2022

American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) recently released Core Principles for TANF Modernization: A Legislative Framework for TANF Reform. The Legislative Framework is rooted in the values set forth in APHSA’s policy brief TANF Modernization Core Principles, which use the values of equity, inclusion, and the limitless possibilities of human potential as a guide to […]

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Keeping Families & Children Connected & Safe

February 25, 2022

The Annie E. Casey Foundation has developed two new briefs to enable child welfare leaders to support stronger families: “Key Funding Streams to Keep Families Supported, Connected and Safe,” a snapshot of key federal funding streams to support families that includes examples of how communities are leveraging them; and “Six Strategies for Keeping Families Supported, […]

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