2006-07 Youth Justice Board Report & Recommendations

Stand Up Stand Out: Recommendations to Improve Youth Participation in New York City’s Permanency Planning Process┬áby Members of the Youth Justice Board, a program of the Center for Court Innovation
Written by the 16 teenage members of the 2006-2007 Youth Justice Board, this report proposes 14 specific recommendations to improve the court experiences and outcomes for adolescents in foster care. The Youth Justice Board, which consists of New York City youth 15 to 19 years old, spent several months researching New York City’s permanency planning process, interviewing over 40 child welfare and court professionals, conducting two focus groups of youth in care and observing Family Court proceedings in Kings County, Bronx County and New York County Family Courts.