AYPF analyzes certain federal laws to understand how they affect youth marginalized by systemic inequities and how they enable or constrain states and communities in effectively and equitably serving these youth. As a nonpartisan organization, we do not lobby or take positions on legislation, but rather we educate and inform policymakers about opportunities to improve youth policy and practice by developing and disseminating resources that provide examples and guidance on doing so.
To obtain a more comprehensive view of the various policies and legislation at the center of our work, please see below:
This discussion group identified available resources and new tools that help promote better outcomes for systems-involved youth.
This discussion group convened leaders from three states to explore how to build capacity to engage in effective RPPs under ESSA.
This convening highlighted two organizations that have changed the trajectory for youth transitioning out of the foster care and juvenile justice system.