The Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research and the Loyola University Modern Slavery Research Project conducted interviews with a sample of 641 homeless youth from ten cities across the United States and Canada to collect data about the prevalence and nature of human trafficking among the homeless youth population. This resulting report summarized the worrying findings, showing that 19 percent were identified to be victims of some form of human trafficking and more than 14 percent had been trafficked for sex.
This new report from the Justice Policy Institute highlights the growing movement known as "Raise the Age" which seeks to convince state governments across the country to no longer try youth, ages 16 and 17, as adults except for in extremely extenuating circumstances. All available evidence points to better outcomes, more safety and less recidivism for these youth when they are served by the juvenile justice system as opposed to the adult court system.
The Center for Promise at America's Promise Alliance outlines the effects of adverse life experiences on the development and mental health of children and youth as well as their relation to the poverty level of those affected.
The MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience produced this brief highlighting the latest findings in research on adolescent brain development relevant to the experiences of youth offenders in the juvenile justice. The short brief aims to inform the public and policymakers on how these findings should affect juvenile justice policies regarding the sentencing and incarceration of youth.
The National Network for Youth outlines the severity of the youth homelessness epidemic across the country and shows how current federal policy and practice are not addressing the problem. The authors then provide a number of federal policy recommendations that would help to end and prevent youth homelessness.
This new report from the Pittsburgh Foundation uses data gathered from a comprehensive survey of youth in Allegheny County to paint a picture of their involvement with the juvenile justice system and give recommendations on possible reforms to decrease this involvement and the negative consequences which result.
The Association of American Universities and the Research Corporation for Science Advancement published this report bringing together several case studies documenting current and past attempts by research universities to comprehensively transform the way in which they teach undergraduate STEM courses. The authors hope for it to be a valuable resource for the higher education sector as it seeks new approaches to STEM education on a large scale.
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Ascend at the Aspen Institute and Nurse-Family Partnership collaborated to gather information and then write and publish this brief which outlines the common problems evidence-based programs have scaling up and becoming truly effective in helping a large number of beneficiaries. The paper shares lessons learned and several practical approaches that could help organizations expand helpful programs.