Category: Youth

Apply Now: William T. Grant Foundation Youth Inequality Research Grants

The William T. Grant Foundation is seeking applications for research projects designed to advance understanding of inequality in youth outcomes and/or improve the use of research evidence in decisions that affect young people aged 5-25 in the United States. The foundation will award grants in support of research designed to build, test, and increase understanding of approaches that reduce …

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Continuity Counts: Coordinated Education Systems for Students in Transition

This publication from Bellwether Education Partners makes the case that the education system can serve as an effective through-line for children and youth experiencing traumatic life experiences—such as a placement in foster care, or experiencing homelessness or incarceration—by using two key levers for change: continuity of people and continuity of information. The paper argues that improving the continuity of people—by, for …

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Apply Now: Initiative to Develop a Research-Based Practice Guide to Prevent and Reduce Youth Violence in Communities

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is seeking applications for its FY 2018 Initiative to Develop a Research-Based Practice Guide to Prevent and Reduce Youth Violence in Communities. The purpose of the initiative is to support the development of a practice guide to prevent and reduce youth-perpetrated gun and gang violence. …

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Apply Now: Juvenile Reentry Research and Evaluation Program

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is seeking applications for its FY 2018 Juvenile Reentry Research and Evaluation Program. Funding will support methodologically rigorous research and evaluations, ideally using an experimental research design, with practical implications for federally funded juvenile reentry efforts, including in areas such as screening and assessment, behavioral …

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Register for Webinar: Improving Education Quality in Juvenile Justice Facilities

Hosted by the American Youth Policy Forum The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) aims to provide all children with a significant opportunity to receive a fair, equitable, and high-quality education, and to close educational achievement gaps. This webinar will discuss what that goal means for students educated in juvenile justice facilities, focusing on a new …

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Dos and Don’ts for Reducing Recidivism Among Young Adults in the Justice System

This resource presents a concrete list of dos and don’ts that policymakers and justice system leaders can use to guide policy and practice changes focused on young adults in the juvenile and adult criminal justice systems. Informed by both research and practice, the list outlines supervision and service strategies that states and localities should and …

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