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FosterEd Santa Cruz County: Evaluation Final Report

This is the third and final evaluation in a series that summarizes FosterEd Santa Cruz County pilot’s accomplishments and lessons learned. The program is now housed within the Santa Cruz County Office of Education.

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Report on the Actions of U.S. States Regarding Education for Students in Foster Care and the Every Student Succeeds Act - Children's Home + Aid Center for Policy Practice and Innovation

This report contains information on the ongoing work of several states who have taken purposeful and progressive steps towards helping students in foster care succeed academically.

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The Effects of Prosecuting and Incarcerating Youth in the Adult System - Interviews with former youth tried as adults

In these video vignettes formerly incarcerated men discuss the effects of being tried and imprisoned in the adult system for offenses committed as juveniles.

The Prosecution Of Youth As Adults – 2015 Update - A County-Level Analysis Of Prosecutorial Direct File In California And Its Disparate Impact On Youth Of Color

This 2015 update of a previously released report examines the prosecution of youth as adults in California documents variations by county in the use of “direct file” and its disproportionate impact on youth of color. Direct file refers to a decision, made solely at a prosecutor’s discretion, to charge a youth in adult, criminal court. […]

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California CSEC Policy Compendium

Since 2014, the California Legislature has been investing in the child welfare system’s capacity to identify and serve commercially sexually exploited children (CSEC), while simultaneously shifting away from criminalization. In 2014, through the budget process, California passed SB 855 which (1) clarified that CSEC, including those who trade sex to meet their basic needs,  may be […]

The Prosecution Of Youth As Adults - A County-Level Analysis Of Prosecutorial Direct File In California And Its Disparate Impact On Youth Of Color

This report examining the prosecution of youth as adults in California documents variations by county in the use of “direct file” and its disproportionate impact on youth of color. Direct file refers to a decision, made solely at a prosecutor’s discretion, to charge a youth in adult, criminal court. The report was produced by the Center on […]

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LCAP Year 2 Review

This report is a follow-up to the Year 1 LCAP Review, examining the Year 2 LCAPs of the Los Angeles County school districts with larger populations of foster youth (100 students or more) to determine how these districts are continuing or adapting their efforts to address the educational needs of foster youth, as LCFF implementation […]

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Psychosocial Interventions for Traumatized Youth in the Juvenile Justice System: - Research, Evidence Base, and Clinical/Legal Challenges

Psychosocial interventions for posttraumatic stress reactions increasingly are recognized as a key component in the provision of juvenile justice services. This article provides an overview of the research; clinical and legal successes; and challenges emerging from the development, evaluation, and implementation of trauma-focused psychosocial therapeutic interventions (TF-PTI) in juvenile justice systems.

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