2021 QPI National Conference: Through Their Eyes

Jocelyn Mati - Research Organizer, Young Women's Freedom Center (YWFC) | Jennifer Rodriguez - Executive Director, Youth Law Center| Alezandra Melendrez - Freedom Research Institute President, Youth Women's Freedom Center (YWFC) | Marcy Valenzuela - Program Manager, Young Women's Freedom Center (YWFC)

May 25, 2021

Training Description

This session will feature recommendations by system impacted youth on improving foster care from a groundbreaking new participatory research report, Through their Eyes, by the Young Women Freedom Center’s Freedom Research Institute. YWFC will share information about the the harmful foster care practices that youth identified as a primary driver of youth entanglement in the juvenile delinquency system, and provide recommendations from youth on how to protect their relationships, improve placement decisions and the quality of care, provide opportunities for self-advocacy, and allow youth to have the childhoods they deserve.