To provide ongoing support for a group of formerly incarcerated parents and caregivers of children with incarcerated parents to inform the work of, and related to, Alameda County Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership (ACCIPP), which seeks to improve policies and practices on behalf of children with incarcerated parents and their families.
To support capacity building for juvenile defense attorneys to effectively advocate for cross-system, community-based supports for youth involved in the delinquency system.
To support the continuation of Bay Area Youth Leadership Academy (BALYA); provide opportunities for shared learning among organizations and programs focused on youth leadership and development through Z Plus; and provide opportunities for youth to inform local Continuum of Care Reform implementation through partnership with Youth Law Center.
To support a one-year fellowship at the Haywood Burns Institute for an emerging leader in justice reform to help advance the work of the Institute and learn from leaders in the field.
To support the general operations of a statewide organization that provides training, technical assistance and advocacy on behalf of local CASA programs.
To support ongoing efforts to bring together advocates and statewide leadership from behavioral health and child welfare to develop a coordinated, triaged response to foster youth in crisis.
To support a public/private coalition-building effort that can transform outcomes for children by leveraging behavioral health policy and aligned public/private efforts to support healthy development, increase health equity, improve clinical efficacy, and achieve necessary systems change.
To provide continued support for coordination of the California Child Welfare Council’s CSEC Action Team tasked with improving the systems, policies, services and supports for children and youth involved or at risk of involvement in commercial sexual exploitation; and provide technical assistance to Bay Area counties.
To provide general operating support for an organization that engages youth and families impacted by incarceration to promote lasting change that keeps people out of prison, advocates for a more humane justice system, and supports healthy communities through services and art.
To support a convening of staff from San Francisco’s Child, Youth and Family System of Care and community-based partners to review efforts related to trauma informed systems and equity; acknowledge and reward progress; and practice self-care.
Capacity Building for Bay Area Foster Youth Organizing
To support the transition of the Foster Youth Museum to an independent, sustainable entity.
To support the continued expansion of FLY in Alameda County to provide legal education and leadership training to youth involved or at risk of involvement in the juvenile justice system.
To support a new program that provides Bay Area advocates of color with holistic and integrative healing along with tools and knowledge about how to regenerate and heal from mental and emotional trauma inherent in their work.
To provide general support to expand the capacity of a non-traditional charter high school that serves youth with histories of school failure.
To bolster capacity to engage systems leaders in implementing radical inquiry through which local expertise and experience informs culturally relevant, healing-centered policies, practices and investments.
To support the launch of a youth communications initiative that amplifies the voices of a new generation coming of age in East Contra Costa County.
To provide continued training and guidance to assist incarcerated individuals, family members and the organizations that support them to prepare for release and reentry.
To provide continued support for a collaboration of county social service agencies and universities to foster shared learning and activities designed to improve human service systems and strengthen communities of vulnerable children, youth and families.
To support the participation of Bay Area organizations in a statewide initiative that aims to accelerate a movement toward a more equitable, youth development-focused juvenile justice system.
To support a train-the-trainer program for the San Francisco Police Department and update the San Francisco versions of Juvenile Justice Jeopardy with the goal of improving interactions between youth and law enforcement in San Francisco.
To support advocacy in six Bay Area counties committed to the Quality Parenting Initiative to transform agency practice so that youth receive excellent parenting, access to developmentally appropriate activities and environments, and the opportunities necessary to thrive.
To provide training, technical assistance, and support to West Contra Costa Unified School District, as well as grassroots organizations in this community, to ensure effective implementation of school climate, safety and discipline reform that reduces the number of students suspended and expelled from school, increases positive social/emotional and behavioral supports at school, and reduces the disparity in suspensions and expulsions for youth of color, youth with disabilities, and students in the juvenile dependency and delinquency systems.
To better understand how diverting children who cannot remain safely in the home of a parent impacts the relatives who care for them without system involvement; develop strategies to prevent inappropriate diversion and more fully support those families that choose diversion; and educate key decision makers on the impact of diversion to create systemic long-term improvements.
To provide general operating support for an organization that builds a movement of formerly incarcerated and system involved young women to heal from trauma and change the systems, policies, services, and narratives that ensnare poor young women in cycles of violence, economic marginalization, incarceration, and self destruction.