Localities are adopting police-free schools in response to calls to divest resources from law enforcement, invest in the wellbeing of communities, and protect young people.
Youth Policy Director Kisha Bird reflects on the moment, the movement, and the reckoning that is currently transforming our conversations, our relationships, our communities, our nation, and our world.
As a DACA recipient myself, I woke up on June 18th feeling the anxious anticipation we had all experienced over the past few months, but with a distinct notion that today was the day. That morning, I refreshed my browser one last time and read what my eyes could hardly believe. We won.
CLASP’s Young Adult Engagement Strategy (YAES) intentionally consults with young leaders who are experts in their respective policy fields, centering their voices in our national policy agenda and working toward narrative change.
The Center for Law and Social Policy’s (CLASP) youth and young adult mental health framework calls for policies that increase access to healing, transformative mental health supports for this population.6 Through our Policy Advancing Transformation and Healing (PATH) initiative, CLASP has collabo
June is Pride and Immigrant Heritage Month. To celebrate, CLASP interviewed Ricardo Chavez (pronouns: any), the programs director of Dream Action Oklahoma, who discussed embracing all aspects of one's identity, the importance of vulnerability, and the need for solidarity.
The ten core competencies outlined in the report could address existing gaps in youth- and young-adult-centered mental health systems, and they reflect values that translate into skills, attitudes, knowledge, and abilities of system participants.
This executive summary, by Nia West Bey and Kayla Tawa, overviews state and local policy options targeting cost, confidentiality, and community-based care