Posts Tagged ‘Disconnected youth’

National Youth Justice Awareness Month Event Highlights Need for Rehabilitative Perspective in Juvenile Justice System

On October 12th, the First Annual Justice for Youth Summit was held at American University in Washington, DC. The event featured a variety of presenters (formerly incarcerated youth, affected family members of (formerly) incarcerated youth, nonprofit service providers for incarcerated youth, lawyers, and a professional photographer. An overarching theme was that far too often youth…

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Rallying Behind Disconnected Youth: Opportunity Nation Summit 2012

The campus of George Washington University was abuzz on September 19th with the Opportunity Nation Summit 2012.  Opportunity Nation is a bi-partisan, cross-sector campaign with a nationwide focus on a population labeled “opportunity youth,” which coincides with “disconnected youth.” The Summit served as an opportunity to all involved individuals (young people, service providers, policymakers, journalists,…

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Standing Room Only at the Capitol: Disconnected Youth Briefing Draws Crowd

On Tuesday, September 25th, disconnected youth were the focus for practitioners, advocates, and legislators alike. A Congressional briefing sponsored by the United Way Worldwide and the Campaign For Youth, entitled “Reclaiming Our Nation’s Disconnected Youth,” emphasized prevention and re-engagement strategies for individuals who were in danger of or had already dropped out from high school. The…

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