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"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."   - Frederick Douglass

The Stoneleigh Foundation supports fellows exploring innovative, collaborative, cross-system reform to the child welfare and juvenile justice systems and youth violence prevention. Their work changes policy and practice by providing new solutions to improving child well-being.

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Cross-Systems Solutions

Child Welfare

Over 400,000 children are in foster care in the United States, including 61,000 who are in a group home or institution.

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Juvenile Justice

While the past few decades have brought reforms to the juvenile justice system, the United States still incarcerates more of its youth than any country in the world.

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Youth Violence Prevention

Across America, children are witnessing and experiencing violence at alarming rates. Exposure to violence is a national crisis that affects approximately two out of every three of our children.

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