The California Endowment: Prevention, Affordable Care Act Issues
The health care law is helping to expand access to care for millions of Californians. However, 3-4 million will remain uninsured for a number of reasons, including 1 million Californians who will not be eligible to benefit from the health care law due to their immigration status.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Reproductive Health
The CDC’s Division of Reproductive Health is the focal point for issues related to women’s and men’s reproductive concerns. The Division’s activities and programs provide support to organizations and institutions, as well as providers and consumers, across the United States and around the world.
Center for the Promotion of Mental Health in Juvenile Justice
The Center for the Promotion of Mental Health in Juvenile Justice is dedicated to providing expert guidance to juvenile justice settings regarding best practices for mental health assessment and referral.
Healthy Returns Initiative
The Healthy Returns Initiative was developed and funded by The California Endowment to strengthen the capacity of county juvenile justice systems to improve services for youth with unaddressed mental and physical health issues and ensure continuity of care as youth transition back to the community.
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation: Women’s Health
The mission of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation is to build an institution that plays a special role as a trusted source of information in a health care world dominated by vested interests.
Insure the Uninsured Project
The Mission of the Insure the Uninsured Project is to increase coverage of California’s uninsured by building consensus on targeted issues among the state’s health leaders.
National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice (NCMHJJ)
The National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice was founded in 2001 to promote awareness of the mental health needs of youth in contact with the juvenile justice system, and to help the field develop improved policies and practices to respond to these youth based on the best available research and practice.
Sierra Health Foundation: Positive Youth Justice Initiative
The Positive Youth Justice Initiative is geared towards improving the outcomes of young people with a history in the child welfare system and now engaged in the juvenile justice system, often referred to as crossover youth.
Young Minds Advocacy
Advocating for Appropriate Mental Health Services for Low-Income Young People and their Families.
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Every day, in courtrooms, legislatures, and in the public square, the ACLU fights to ensure that the criminal justice system treats women and girls fairly, that it protects the health and safety of women in its custody, and that it facilitates their successful reentry into their communities.
California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation: Division of Juvenile Justice
The Division of Juvenile Justice provides education and treatment to California’s youthful offenders up to the age of 25 who have the most serious criminal backgrounds and most intense treatment needs. Most juvenile offenders today are committed to county facilities in their home community where they can be closer to their families and local social services that are vital to rehabilitation.
Center for Juvenile Justice Reform: Georgetown University
The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform is designed to support leaders in the juvenile justice and related systems of care. The Center seeks to complement the good work being done across the country in juvenile justice reform by providing a multi-systems perspective and set of resources in support of this work.
Center for Young Women’s Development
The mission of the Center for Young Women’s Development is to empower and inspire young women who have been involved with the juvenile justice system and/or underground street economy to create positive change in their lives and communities.
The National Crittenton Foundation and its family of agencies support girls, young women, and their families living at the margin of the American dream overcome major obstacles rooted in circumstances not of their own making. Through no fault of their own, the majority of these girls and young women have experienced child sexual, physical and emotional abuse or persistent neglect. Many grew up in homes marked by domestic violence, substance abuse and poverty.
Models for Change: Systems Reform in Juvenile Justice
Models for Change supports a network of government and court officials, legal advocates, educators, community leaders, and families working together to ensure that kids who make mistakes are held accountable and treated fairly throughout the juvenile justice process. We provide research-based tools and techniques to make juvenile justice more fair, effective, rational and developmentally appropriate.
National Center for Juvenile Justice (NCJJ)
The NCJJ is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is effective justice for children and families through research and technical assistance. For four decades, NCJJ has conducted research and provided objective, factual information that professionals and decision makers in the juvenile and family justice system use to increase effectiveness.
National Center for Youth Law (NCYL)
The NCYL believes that children are different from adults and should be treated appropriately for their age and ability to change. They advocate for community-based services as an alternative to incarceration, and work to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities within the juvenile justice system.
National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD)
The NCCD Center for Girls and Young Women conducts research and provides technical assistance and training to improve outcomes for girls and young women in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems.
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ)
The NCJFCJ is a work in progress. It reflects our society’s ever-evolving belief system and our attempt to define what is right, what is wrong, and how to deal with the consequences of those choices. The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) works to ensure justice for every family and every child in every court throughout this country.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
The OJJDP provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization. OJJDP supports states and communities in their efforts to develop and implement effective and coordinated prevention and intervention programs and to improve the juvenile justice system so that it protects public safety, holds offenders accountable, and provides treatment and rehabilitative services tailored to the needs of juveniles and their families.
The Stoneleigh Foundation supports fellows exploring innovative, collaborative, cross-system reform to the child welfare and juvenile justice systems and youth violence prevention. Their work changes policy and practice by providing new solutions to improving child well-being.
W. Haywood Burns Institute: For Juvenile Justice, Fairness & Equity
The W. Haywood Burns Institute is a San Francisco-based national nonprofit. It is a leading organization in the field of juvenile justice and ethnic and racial disparities reduction, which helps to protect and improve the lives of youth of color and poor youth by promoting and ensuring fairness and equity in youth-serving systems across the country.
Youth Law Center
The Youth Law Center is a public interest law firm that works to protect children in the nation’s foster care and justice systems from abuse and neglect, and to ensure that they receive the necessary support and services to become healthy and productive adults.