Tag Archives: Juvenile Justice

Taking Notice of National Reentry Week

By Rita Musello-Kelliher, Program Associate at the Institute for Educational Leadership IEL joins youth and communities across the country in celebrating National Reentry Week 2017 from April 24-28. It is a time to highlight the benefits of successful reentry and importance … Continue reading

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The School-to-Prison Pipeline for Children of Color with Disabilities: Diversifying the Fight

This year marks the 25th Anniversary of Spike Lee’s iconic film, Do the Right Thing.  I recently watched it on cable for what seems like the hundredth time.  One of my favorite scenes is when the character Buggin’ Out (played … Continue reading

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From Jails to Joblessness:  Why Juvenile Justice-Involved Youth Need More Than Just a Job  

It’s well established that today’s chronic levels of youth unemployment cost our economy billions in lost tax revenue, both on the federal and state level.  Added to this problem is the sad reality of unemployed youth growing up to become … Continue reading

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Be Someone Who Matters to Someone Who Matters

“One of the greatest values of mentors is the ability to see ahead what others cannot see and to help them navigate a course to their destination.” ~John C. Maxwell, Leadership Gold  My passion for working with youth developed at … Continue reading

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Building Pathways to Postsecondary Education for Youth Involved in the Justice System

The following blog entry was originally posted on the official blog of the College and Career Readiness and Success Center (CCRS Center) at the American Institutes for Research Youth involved with the justice system face significant challenges. Of those sentenced to a residential … Continue reading

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