Though the United States is home to many vulnerable children and youth, two groups especially in need of attention and assistance are those who have a parent incarcerated and those in the foster care system. These young people face disproportionately large hurdles that will likely undermine not only their wellbeing as children and youth, but also their development over the course of their lives. On Wednesday, May 9, Princeton University and the Brookings Institution will release the latest issue of The Future of Children—a journal that promotes effective, evidence-based policies and programs for children, alongside a policy brief, “Helping children with parents in prison and children in foster care.” The current issue of Future of Children, titled “Reducing Justice System Inequality,” focuses on how the justice system exacerbates inequality and its effects on children and youth and proposes solutions to mitigate these effects. Following an overview of the latest journal volume and the accompanying policy brief, Harvard Professor Robert J. Sampson will give keynote remarks about the impacts of neighborhood inequality on children, especially those with incarcerated parents and those exposed to violence. The event will conclude with an expert panel discussion of ways to help the prospects of children with an incarcerated parent or who are or have been in foster care. All participants will take questions from the audience.
The New Leader Weekly Briefing
In this week's The New Leader Weekly Update: NLC alumni elected to office, appointed to public service positions, and more!
April 20, 2018
NLC Leaders in the News:
Asia Norton (NLC New Jersey '17) was elected to the Newark School Board this week. Read more here.
- Ashley Smith (NLC San Antonio '18) was named to San Antonio Mayor Nirenberg's LGBTQ Advisory Committee. Read more here.
The Brookings Institution: Helping children of incarcerated parents and children in foster care
Bipartisan Policy Center: Making Elections Work
- Friday, April 27; 9:30 am - 11:45 am EST; Washington, DC
- The President Commission on Election Administration’s (PCEA) bipartisan and unanimous recommendations remain as valid today as they were four years ago when its final report was released. Please join BPC on April 27 for updates on our continuing work, with a focus on polling place line management and voter registration modernization.
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Council on Foreign Relations: The Work Ahead: Machines, Skills, and U.S. Leadership in the Twenty-First Century
The Brookings Institution: Renewing America’s economic promise through older industrial cities
Bipartisan Policy Center: States of Change: Demographic Shifts and the Future of the Trump Coalition
The Walton Family Foundation: To Fix Struggling Schools, Ed. Leaders Must Be Bold
Third Way: 6 Tips For Supporting Women in Energy (This Month and Every Month)
USA Today: Trade with China isn't our top economic challenge. Donald Trump should tackle automation.
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