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Patrick Mccarthy

Despite U.S. Job Growth, Lowest-Income Families Are Left Behind

Patrick McCarthy | Posted 07.28.2015 | Impact
Patrick McCarthy

Although new job growth has occurred at all wage levels, it has been disproportionate in low-wage sectors such as retail, food services and some of the lower-wage positions within health and home care.

More U.S. Children Are Living In Poverty Than During The Great Recession

AP | KYLE POTTER | Posted 07.22.2015 | Parents

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- A new report on child welfare that found more U.S. children living in poverty than before the Great Recession belies the fanfa...

Youth Prisons Are Factories of Failure: Close Them Down

Patrick McCarthy | Posted 07.16.2015 | Crime
Patrick McCarthy

We need to close every youth prison in this country. Permanently. Every one of them.

A Much-Needed Alternative to Youth Prisons

Shaena Fazal | Posted 07.15.2015 | Crime
Shaena Fazal

If we don't incarcerate young people in conflict with the law, what do we do with them? The answer is simple: We care for and invest in our young people; resource families and communities to safely hold youth accountable; invest in each young person's success, and; address the root causes of youth crime in the communities where the youth live, all in the context of their homes and neighborhoods.

Saki Knafo

Child Poverty On The Rise: New Report | Saki Knafo | Posted 07.26.2012 | Parents

The "Kids Count" report, one of the most widely cited surveys of how children are faring in the United States, hasn't offered much good news in recent...

Food Delivery Program Offers Foodie Treats, Fights Child Hunger

Posted 01.31.2012 | Impact

Donating your time to ending child hunger might seem like a big task, but one organization ensures it can be a piece of cake. Or a truffle, or an ...