The Georgetown Public Policy Institute and Center for Juvenile Justice Reform thank the following sponsors for helping make the LEAD Conference possible:
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation supports creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. In addition to selecting the MacArthur Fellows, the Foundation works to defend human rights, advance global conservation and security, make cities better places, and understand how technology is affecting children and society.
Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative
The mission of the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative is to ensure that young people—primarily those between ages 14 and 25—make successful transitions from foster care to adulthood. They do this by working nationally, in states, and locally to improve policies and practices, promote youth engagement, apply evaluation and research, and create community partnerships. Their work creates opportunities for young people to achieve positive outcomes in permanence, education, employment, housing, health, financial capability, and social capital.
Georgetown Law Juvenile Justice Clinic
The Juvenile Justice Clinic was founded in 1973, a mere six years after the Supreme Court's landmark decision in 'In re Gault'. In that case, the Supreme Court guaranteed children a constitutional right to counsel and to procedural due process. One of the first law school-based legal clinics specializing in children's issues, the Juvenile Justice Clinic and its staff seek to fulfill the mandates of the Gault decision, to expand the legal rights of children, and to insure that children are protected from maltreatment by their parents or by the government.
Youth Today is an independent, monthly national trade periodical-with 24/7/365 online access-for professional youth workers, administrators of youth-serving agencies, researchers and public policy staff who work on youth issues. With a national distribution, Youth Today covers the business of starting, operating and evaluating programs in areas such as juvenile justice, foster care, mentoring, substance abuse, sexual behavior, after school, youth employment and overall youth development. Youth Today is dedicated to producing quality, independent journalism devoted to policy issues and programs affecting children and youth, especially the disadvantaged, and also provides professional development training in areas important to subscribers.