Youth Justice

Investing With an Eye Toward Equity

As president and CEO of the East Bay Community Foundation (EBCF), James W. Head has steered the nearly 100-year-old institution toward a racial and social justice equity model. Since Head’s arrival at EBCF in 2014, the foundation has doled out $450 million in grants to hundreds of organizations. It has roughly 400 donors and has an asset base of around $840 million. Head is leaving the organization after six years as the top executive, but before he goes, he discussed with The Giving List how the nationwide racial justice movement has solidified the foundation’s equity-based investment strategy and offered recommendations [...more...]

Power in Partnership: Elevating Shared Parenting Policies and Practices Through The Lens of Lived Experience Youth Law Center

Youth Law Center’s Quality Parenting Initiative has created a national movement to change the policies, practices, and culture of foster […more…]

YLC Litigation Protects the Rights of Youth to Participate in Juvenile Justice Reform  Youth Law Center

The participation of directly impacted youth in reform of our punitive and ineffective juvenile justice system is both necessary and […more…]

Advocating for Access to Higher Education Programs for Juvenile Justice Involved Youth Youth Law Center

California’s juvenile justice system intervenes in the lives of some of the children who have experienced the greatest challenges, and […more…]

Designed to Fail: New YLC Report Reveals Abusive, Inhumane Treatment of Black Children with Disabilities in TN Youth Law Center

YLC’s new investigative report, Designed to Fail,  in partnership with Disability Rights Tennessee (DRT) exposes the inhumane and abusive treatment […more…]

YLC Transforms Foster Care Nationally through the Quality Parenting Initiative Youth Law Center

YLC launched the Quality Parenting Initiative (QPI) over a decade ago as a national movement committed to ensuring that all […more…]

CURYJ’s Young People Are Leading the Movement to Reimagine Public Safety Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice

CURYJ youth are organizing for a future free from policing and incarceration. Xochtil Larios, our Youth Justice Program Associate and […more…]

40 Years of Transforming the Lives of Children and Youth in the Foster Care and Juvenile Justice Systems Youth Law Center

The Youth Law Center’s Executive Director Jennifer Rodriguez knows just how hard being a child in the foster care and […more…]

Transforming the Lives of Formerly Incarcerated Youth through Healing and Justice Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice

Unbroken. Uncompromising. Unapologetic. Those three words, says George Galvis, succinctly describe the character of the Bay Area youth leadership and […more…]

Dismantling the Pipeline to Prison Fresh Lifelines for Youth

The first time Ali Knight walked into a prison at age 25, he was surprised to see a childhood friend […more…]