News Roundup: LGBT Youth Webinar

Rounding up the latest news on youth justice reform and national public health.

Webinar on developing leadership and advocacy skills of at-risk LGBT youth.

On March 8, 2018 Twiggy Puccis Garcon, Program Director of the True Colors Fund, launches the 2018 getR.E.A.L Webinar Series, Great Conversations, with a presentation on lessons learned from True Colors’ Youth Collaboration work. Register here.  [Center for Study of Social Policy]

Vera Institute of Justice releases new digital report: The State of Justice Reform 2017.

The report begins to document the latest and most interesting developments in the field of justice reform, while inviting ongoing feedback and contributions. See the full report. [Youth Today]

Robert Listenbee to Join Philadelphia DA’s Office.

Former Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) administrator Listenbee will join the District Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia as the First Assistant DA. "The City of Philadelphia has always been home to me,”said Listenbee. [Juvenile Justice Information Exchange]

#SecureOurFuture high school student weighs in on West Virginia teachers’ strike.

As one of America’s largest and most disruptive teachers’ strikes in decades entered its second week, 1A’s Joshua Johnson interviewed student Cora Dunlap, one of the 300,000 students affected. [American University Radio]

Understaffed South Arkansas lockups; parts 2 and 3.

Teenagers confined to two state-run South Arkansas juvenile lockup facilities saw many of their basic needs neglected for much of 2017, an Arkansas Nonprofit News Network investigation has found. Conditions were unsafe, unsanitary, and understaffed. [Juvenile Justice Information Exchange]

Dive Brief: More students would benefit from having a mentor.

MENTOR’s David Shapiro writes how one out of every three kids who want a mentor never get one, but students with a mentor are more likely to stay in school, attend college, volunteer, and hold positions of leadership. [Education Dive]

 

Updated: March 21 2018