Youth Law Center Brief: Pursuing Systems Transformation in Foster Care Through National Advocacy

  About Youth Law Center’s Quality Parenting Initiative (QPI) Children who enter the foster care system have had traumatic experiences far different from the experiences of ordinary childhood. They are removed from their parents, homes, and neighborhoods without understanding why or what happens next, losing meaningful connections to siblings and familiar adults. To undo this […]

The Commercial Appeal 2/21/24: After reports of problems in TN juvenile justice facilities, new report outlines solutions

“The measures detailed by the report would shrink the footprint of the juvenile justice system but expand community and family services to increase successful outcomes for children exiting detention facilities.” Check out this article in The Commercial Appeal to learn more about Youth Law Center’s advocacy work in Tennessee, in partnership with Disability Rights Tennessee, […]

New Report is an Urgent Call to Action for Improving Tennessee’s Juvenile Justice System

For Release: February 15, 2024 New Report is an Urgent Call to Action for Improving Tennessee’s Juvenile Justice System  Actions to fix Tennessee’s struggling juvenile justice system are long overdue and must include strengthening families, building community connections and ensuring accountability.   A new 30-page report released today on Tennessee’s juvenile justice system, A Call to […]