Left Behind

I wake up in the morning. It's too quiet for my taste. As I walk through the house I start getting flashbacks.

Conference Showed How Field Is Building on Progress in Youth-Serving Field

Earlier this year, we urged the Trump administration to continue federal investments in juvenile justice. In the last three decades, the field has benefited greatly from federal support of research, innovative programming and evidence-based approaches designed to improve outcomes for youth, families and communities.  

A Tale of Two Juries on Foster Father Accused of Sex Abuse

Seven days of deadlocked jury deliberations in the sex abuse trial of a single foster father are over. Despite allegations that he abused multiple children for almost 20 years while receiving $1.5 million in foster care payments, after three weeks of testimony a Long Island jury acquitted Cesar Gonzales-Mugaburu of all 17 counts on May 2. The jury found he was not guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, thus sparing him from 25 years in prison at age 60.

Pick A Message: Kill Big Bird Or Send Kids To College

We were going to use this space to rant against those elected officials who would vote to kill off Big Bird by decimating the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which provides funding for Public Broadcasting Service and National Public Radio stations, and cutting the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Bringing Transgender Justice into Services-based Organizations

Growing up transgender is never easy. Trans youth face high rates of violence, with more than three-quarters of trans students feeling unsafe in school. The majority have experienced verbal harassment in the classroom, and one-quarter suffer physical harassment.

Battling the Ninth Grade Bulge

Researchers call it the “ninth grade bulge,” and it has nothing to do with weight gain among teenagers. Rather, the term refers to a decades long trend that could prove critical to helping more students graduate high school and go on to successful careers.

Safe Spaces: Supportive Environments Are Crucial for Transgender Youth

The cover of the January 2017 issue of National Geographic was a first for the historic magazine, though at first glance it seems fairly traditional: A striking 9-year-old girl looks confidently into the camera, her rainbow hair in a deep side part, her jawline set. The words “Gender Revolution” splash boldly across her chest, giving a hint to the challenges she faces.