Reports & Publications

Telling It As It Is: Youth Speak Out on the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Advancement Project and its partner Power U Center for Social Change released a first-of-its-kind national “graphic report,” Telling It Like It Is: Youth Speak Out on the School-to-Prison Pipeline.

New Media, New Literacy: Learning from Youth in Philadelphia & Chester

Joslyn Young asked what can be learned from students’ interest in technology and communication to enhance their literacy skills and improve their education.  Read about the results of Joslyn's year-long fellowship at Research for Action studying the role of out-of-school media literacy and its effect on learning.

Youth Court Cases: A Guide to the Typical Offenses Handled by Youth Courts

A guidebook prepared by the American Bar Association with support from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention  to help community leaders decide on what cases to accept and reject when starting a new youth court or expanding an existing one.   Read the complete document here.

Shackled and Giving Birth in Pennsylvania Prisons

The inaugural issue of the Philadelphia Bar Association Women in the Profession Newsletter, July 2011, featured an article by Kathleen Creamer on theHealthy Birth for Incarcerated Women  Act.  This legislation makes Pennsylvania the 10th state to outlaw the risky and inhumane practice of shackling incarcerated women during childbirth.  Read the complete article here.

Healthy Community Matter: The Importance of Place to the Health of Boys of Color

"While boys and young men experience worse health outcomes, our research shows that health disparities are especially pronounced for African-American and latino boys and young men.  Negative health outcomes for African-American and Latino boys and yound men are a result of growing up in neighborhood of concentrated disadvantage, places that are more likely to put boys and young men directly in harm's way and reinforce harmful behavior." 

Approaching the Health and Well-being of Boys and Men of Color Through Trauma-Informed Practice

Article by Theodore Corbin, et.al. featured in Changing Places, published by the Berkeley Law Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Race, Ethnicity and Diversity in 2005, discusses the trauma-informed approached to the health of boys and men of color.  Read the entile article here.

New Court Rules on Health, Disability and Education

2011 Amendments to the Rules of Juvenile Court Procedure, Dependency Matters, Chapter 11.  Read the amendments here.

Evidence to Action

Stoneleigh Fellow Dr. David Rubin and his colleagues at Policy Lab publish their inaugural issue of Evidence to Action with an update on the year one results from the Child Stability and Well-being Study. The report examines the impact of placement stability on youth in the foster care system. Click here to read the full issue.

Kinship Care Research, June 2008

Read the results of David Rubin’s kinship care research, which was presented on Capitol Hill in connection to pending legislation in the House and Senate that would provide access to important supportive services for relatives caring for children in foster care and those helping to keep children out of foster care.  On June 24, 2008, the House of Representatives passed the Fostering Connections to Success Act (H.R. 6307). The Act, passed with bipartisan support, extends greater supports to kinship families.

Meet the Fellows: David Rubin, MD, MSCE

Learn more about Stoneleigh Fellow Dr. David Rubin's research on placement stability for children who have been placed in foster care. View the video here.

For more of David's work, please follow this link.

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