Meet the Fellows: Danielle Sered, MA, MFA

Common Justice is an alternative to incarceration process initiated by Stoneleigh Fellow Danielle Sered.  The project seeks to foster healing in communities, promote equity and fairness in the delivery of victims' services, and diminish over reliance on incarceration.  The process brings together the harmed parties, the responsible parties (those who committed the crimes), and other community members such as neighbors or famil

Meet the Fellows: Gregg Volz, Esq.

Stoneleigh Fellow Gregory Volz talks about the development of youth courts in the City of Chester, Pennsylvania, and how they are an effective alternative to the traditional school disciplinary system, which often pushes students out of school. Youth courts, he asserts, reduce the number of youth in the juvenile justice system and foster youth development and academic achievement. Youth Courts use corrective dispositions to help offenders better understand the consequences of their actions, and keep them

Collaborations in Early Child Care and Education

The Child Care and Early Education Research Connections hosted a webinar entitled "Collaborations in Early Child Care and Education" on April 6, 2011, featuring Stoneleigh Fellow Heather Rouse as one of three presenters.  Heather discussed the KIDS Integrated Data System, a collaborative effort to integrate all administrative records for children and youth age 0 to 21 for policy analysis, community planning and research.

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Education and Social Policy Research in Practice

This is a video of the presentation by Stoneleigh Fellow Heather Rouse at the University of Miami on April 19, 2011 entitled "Education and Social Policy Research in Practice: Findings from a Municipal-Level Model for Use of Integrated Information Systems".  Heather was among several speakers invited to present at the Interdisciplinary Training in Education Research and Advanced Statistical Methods supported by the Institute of Education Sciences in the US Department of Education.

From Child Welfare to Family Well-Being: April 7, 2011 Symposium

Held at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

How to Run a Youth Court

Welcome to our page devoted to helping you learn more about youth courts.  The videos and training materials included here are intended for teachers, law professionals, students, community members and anyone interested in learning essential skills to successfully run a youth court. 

Multiple Modalities & New Knowledges: Out of School Media Literacy and Learning

Emerging Leader Fellow Joslyn Young presented her project on media literacy with Research for Action at the 2011 Ethnography in Education Conference held on February 25, 2011.  View Joslyn's powerpoint presentation here. View Joslyn's Youtube Channel here

Testimony of Chester High School Youth Court Members

Brian Foster and Jamar Saunders, members of the Chester High School Youth Court, and Stoneleigh Fellow Gregory Volz testified before the Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on best practices in the juvenile justice systems on June 15, 2010 and the Pennsylvania House Children and Youth Committee hearing on deliquency prevention on June 10, 2010.

Common Justice Video

An example of Danielle Sered's fellowship with Stoneleigh Foundation and Vera Institute: Common Justice

The Muted Truth: Philadelphia's Stop Snitching Crisis

On May 16, 2008, Junior Fellow Sam George with the support of United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania (UWSEPA) convened respected leaders from throughout Philadelphia's law enforcement, criminal justice, social services and community based organizations to discuss the city's stop snitiching crisis. 

Go here for the full press release or download the PDF below.

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