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New Report: Use of Research Evidence: Social Services Portfolio

Outlining specific opportunities and challenges that policymakers and practitioners face in integrating research evidence into their work, Susan Maciolek highlights the complexity of the use of research evidence in policy and practice, and provides examples of the potential value it may add to youth-serving systems.

New Report: Disparities in Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Mental Health Services in the U.S.

Featured Grantee

We found that low-income boys who live alongside more affluent neighbors engaged in more antisocial behavior than their low-income peers growing up in concentrated poverty.

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Without a willingness to explore a full range of possible contributions to continued inequality, our analyses are incomplete, and our interventions may miss the mark.

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New Report Outlines Areas for Research to Reduce Inequality for Immigrant-Origin Children and Families

In Intersecting Inequalities: Research to Reduce Inequality for Immigrant-Origin Children and Youth, Carola Suárez-Orozco and colleagues explore how inequality plays out along six dimensions of disadvantage particular to immigrant-origin families, outline how developments in educational and family contexts can alleviate unequal outcomes and opportunities, and introduce four broad areas of future research that may inform […]

Youth Services Improvement Grants

Getting in to college is no longer enough. Students have to leave with a degree.

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New Report: The New Forgotten Half and Research Directions to Support Them

Extant research has already begun to shape the national conversation about higher education, but future research, especially in the areas outlined here, can give way to a better understanding of the types of smart policies and reforms that will improve outcomes for young people and the institutions that serve them.

Justice System

John Laub’s new paper outlines areas where researchers might focus their efforts in order to identify responses to inequality in the justice system.

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The freedom to criticize the system reflects, in part, the safety net of privilege.

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New Report: Understanding Inequality and the Justice System Response

John Laub argues that social inequality both contributes to and is magnified by inequality in the justice system, and outlines areas where research may yield effective responses.