October 2014 Newsletter (RFL Announcement)

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 October  17, 2014

THE 2014 REQUEST FOR LETTERS

Stoneleigh Foundation is offering new fellowship opportunities in these four broad areas of interest:

  1. Diversion from the juvenile justice system: Efforts to increase the "off-ramps" and diversions for youth at risk of or involved with the juvenile justice system. 
     
  2. Multi-System youth: New strategies for interagency collaboration, integrated solutions and programming that intervene more effectively in the lives of youth involved in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems.  
     
  3. Transition age youth: Ideas that advance research, policy and practice to improve outcomes for transition age youth (age 16-24), including older youth at risk of entering or are already involved in the child welfare or juvenile justice systems, and young adults re-entering the child welfare system up to age 21.
     
  4. Behavioral health and system-involved youth: Cross-systems efforts to improve coordination between behavioral health and the child welfare or juvenile justice systems, and expand access to quality behavioral health services for vulnerable youth.

Dear Colleagues:

The Stoneleigh Foundation awards fellowships to accomplished individuals who are developing and testing new approaches that have the potential to improve the lives of vulnerable children and youth. The fellowships support the work of practitioners, researchers, policymakers and advocates who work at the intersection of research, policy and practice to improve the complex systems that serve these young people. Please visit our web site to learn more about the program and about the work of our current and former fellows

Because of your interest and expertise in improving the life outcomes of the most at-risk children in our communities, we wanted to let you know that we have just released a new Request for Letters (RFL), and are now accepting Letters of Interest that address the following four broad areas:  

  • Diversion of youth from the juvenile justice system
  • Multi-system youth
  • Transition age youth
  • Behavioral health and youth involved in the child welfare and/or juvenile justice systems

Candidates are being asked to submit a brief Letter of Interest at this stage in the process—not a full proposal—on or before December 1, 2014. While we accept Letters of Interest from outside the Greater Philadelphia region, we will only consider projects and ideas directly relevant to issues of importance in the region and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

We would appreciate it if you would share this message and the RFL with anyone you think might be interested in the fellowship opportunity, and others in your professional network. It would also be particularly helpful if you could post it on your Facebook and Twitter sites. If you are unfamiliar with our work, we hope you will take this chance to learn more about Stoneleigh and the exceptional work of our fellows

Thank you for sharing this information and for supporting us in this endeavor.


Sincerely,

Ronnie's Signature


Ronnie L. Bloom, Executive Director


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