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"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."   - Frederick Douglass

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.

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Nearly one million children are victims of child abuse or neglect each year.
Nearly 1/2 of all foster children have a clinical level of mental or behavioral health problems.
Pennsylvania has more youth serving terms without parole than any state in the country.
Homicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for young people ages 15 to 24 years old.

Cross-Systems Solutions

Child Welfare

Over 400,000 children are in foster care in the United States, including 61,000 who are in a group home or institution.

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Juvenile Justice

While the past few decades have brought reforms to the juvenile justice system, the United States still incarcerates more of its youth than any country in the world.

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Youth Violence Prevention

Across America, children are witnessing and experiencing violence at alarming rates. Exposure to violence is a national crisis that affects approximately two out of every three of our children.

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