July 2013 Newsletter


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 July 11th, 2013


On June 18, the 2012 Emerging Leader Fellows presented the outcomes of their year-long fellowships to a packed audience. Stoneleigh wants to thank the Philadelphia Youth Network, which hosted fellow Catie Buttner, the Health Federation of Philadelphia, which hosted Maggie Eisen, and the Education Law Center, which hosted Marnie Kaplan.


The Juvenile Court Judges' Commission (JCJC) released The Pennsylvania Juvenile Justice Recidivism Report: Juveniles with a 2007 Case Closure. This study was Emerging Leader Fellow Justine Fowler’s fellowship project and represents an important step in the Commonwealth’s efforts to measure juvenile court effectiveness and advance practices that reduce recidivism.

Newsworks published an article on Justine Fowler and JCJC's work on the juvenile recidivism report.

At the invitation of State Rep. Ron Waters, Stoneleigh Fellow Ted Corbin testified at the House Democratic Policy Committee hearing on Youth Violence as a Public Health Epidemic. Read Dr. Corbin’s testimony as well as the testimony of the other experts.

Stoneleigh Fellow Candace Putter, Executive Director of the PACTT Alliance, along with colleagues at the Juvenile Law Center, Open Society Policy Center, Racial Justice Initiative, and the Robert F. Kennedy Juvenile Justice Collaborative, have issued federal policy recommendations to the Departments of Education, Justice, and Labor on improving access and the quality of education for young people in correctional facilities and upon re-entry to the community.


Addressing the Suffering of Children - Cathy M. Weiss

From Risk to Resilience, From Despair to Hope: Shifting Our Framework for Responding to Harm - Danielle Sered

Guest Blog: Correcting Myths About the Assault Weapons Ban Research - John Roman


Deputy Commissioner for the Division of Juvenile Justice Timene Farlow and Cathy Weiss' Opinion Piece on Treating Youth and Trauma published in the Philadelphia Inquirer.


The Institute for Safe Families released the results of the Philadelphia Urban ACE survey at National Summit on ACEs. The Philadelphia Urban ACE study is an effort to capitalize on the findings from the original ACE Study.

Congratulations to our WorkReady intern Nydia Whittica on graduating from Frankford High School! She will be attending Millersville University this Fall.

2013 Stoneleigh Foundation Post-Symposium Page

slsympOn May 8th, Stoneleigh Foundation hosted its annual symposium. From Risk to Resilience: What Youth Need to Thrive was the topic of this year’s conversation. The symposium brought a standing room crowd to hear from a diverse panel of speakers. To continue the conversation, we have launched our post-symposium page. Included on this page are an infographic depicting the threats and opportunities to developing resilience, pictures from the event, the full list of attendees and blog posts from Stoneleigh Fellow Danielle Sered and Executive Director Cathy Weiss.

We would especially like to thank our speakers, Kenneth Ginsburg, M.D., Casimiro Cabral, Emmett Folgert, Timene Farlow, and Danielle Sered for their inspiring thoughts on how we can come together as a community to give our children the future they deserve.

Meet The Fellow: Lisa M. Jones, PhD

lisajonesIn our continuing series, "Meet The Fellows", we invite you to meet Lisa M. Jones, PhD., who is currently integrating web-based technology with evidence-based bullying prevention education in association with the Crimes Against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire.


Stoneleigh Foundation Launches Youth Violence Prevention Initiative

kidsChildren's exposure to violence is a national crisis and a threat to the health and well-being of Philadelphia's children. Though Stoneleigh has previously invested in youth violence prevention, the Stoneleigh board has recently made Youth Violence Prevention a funding priority. The Board of Directors recognizes that safety is a fundamental civil right, which is elusive for too many of our youth. In supporting fellowships for social change, we cannot ignore the injustice of living in a persistently violent neighborhood. Thus, in addition to child welfare and juvenile justice, the Foundation will seek fellows to demonstrate and redefine how systems act together to reduce the impact of violence.

2013 Stoneleigh Emerging Leader Fellows Announced

We are proud to announce our new Emerging Leader Fellows for the 2013-2014 year:

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American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Pennsylvania
Project: Breaking the Summary Offense Link in the School-to-Prison Pipeline


stevenew 2Steve Lainez
Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Inc
Project: Educational Community Impact Initiative

meghanstephensnew1 2Megan Stephens
Support Center for Child Advocates
Project: Strengthening Child Advocacy Through Data-Driven Solutions

leighwilsonnew 3C. Leigh Wilson
People's Emergency Center
Project: Fostering Resiliency in African American School-Age Boys Experiencing Homelessness

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