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In This Issue: Oregon fails to ensure that all children can attend a full day of school, Healthy sexual development to Improve outcomes for youth in foster care, and leading educators criticize DeVos.

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Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 - Foster Youth and Juvenile Justice Provisions - Legislative Language

On December 10, 2015, President Barack Obama signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the conference bill reauthorizing

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Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 - Foster Youth and Juvenile Justice Provisions Summary

On December 10, 2015, President Barack Obama signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the conference bill reauthorizing

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FACT SHEET: California Senate Bill 261

California Senate Bill 261 would make certain inmates— who were under the age of 23 when they committed a crime

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Combatting Implicit Bias to Reduce Racial Disparities in the Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Systems

Presentation by:

Jason Okonofua, Standford University
Michael Harris, National Center for Youth Law
Hannah Benton, National Center for Youth Law

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Unfettered Discretion, Negative Outcomes, and No Oversight: California’s Need for Data Collection on Juveniles Prosecuted as Adults

by Francis V. Guzman

Prosecuting children as adults and sentencing them to serve time in the adult criminal justice system

From Abused And Neglected To Abused And Exploited - The Intersection of the Child Welfare System with the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

Many anti-human trafficking advocates have begun examining why certain children are more vulnerable than others to falling victim to commercial sexual exploitation. One clear pattern quickly emerges—a large proportion of victims of commercial sexual exploitation have been involved with the child welfare system.
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HR 4980: An Important Advance for Child Welfare

By Stephanie Krol & Jess Reed 

Introduction

H.R. 4980, the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act, is a wide-ranging,

Combatting Implicit Bias to Reduce Disparities in the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Presented by:

Jason Okonofua, Stanford University
Kristi Harris, U.S. Department of Education
Michael Harris, National Center for Youth Law
Hannah

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