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Community of Practice
To promote peer to peer networking and sharing of resources, the Solutions Desk hosts monthly "Community of Practice" calls.  During these calls, participants learn about collaborative activities, strategies, and issues faced by transition age youth.  In addition guest speakers are featured to offer valuable information and resources that will improve service delivery to the nation's youth who need them the most.

Join the Helping Youth Transition Community of Practice.


Calls/Events

 Next Solutions Desk Webinar to be announced. There will be no Webinar in June or July.

 
Post-Presentation Materials
May 22, 2013

Affordable Health Care and Youth in Transition

  • Health and Health Care in the Transition from Adolescence to Young Adulthood
  • M. Jane Park, MPH
    Project Coordinator
    National Adolescent and Young Adult Health Information Center
    University of California, San Francisco
    Telephone: 415-269-4272
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    NAHIC website: http://nahic.ucsf.edu/

  • Adolescents and the Affordable Care Act
  • Laura Skopec
    Office of Health Policy
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
    US Department of Health and Human Services
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    202-260-0364

  • Diane Pilkey
    ASPE Office of Health Policy
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
    US Department of Health and Human Services
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    202-260-6214


  • April 24, 2013

    Identity Theft

    How Legal Services for Youth Can Effectively Help Youth Resolve Identity Theft and Other Consumer Law Issues

    PRESENTERS:

    • Merry O’Brien, Maryland Crime Victims Resource Center
    • Paula Pierce, Texas Legal Services Center
    • Melanca Clark, DOJ Access to Justice Initiative
    • Mary Griffin, Office of Financial Empowerment, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
    • Cheryl Nolan, Legal Services Corporation

     

    Legal services programs nationwide are accomplishing significant outcomes on behalf of youth experiencing identity theft. In addition, other consumer law issues create serious problems for youth, including harassment and unfair debt collectors, fair credit reporting and credit repair, student loan issues, and payday loans among many other related legal problems. Young people are often unable to resolve these critical legal problems on their own.

    This webinar shared significant outcomes and best practices and innovative technologies for identity theft and the benefits of partnering with local legal services programs. The webinar will included participant discussion about challenges they face in obtaining credit reports, resolving ID theft issues and other legal issues for youth and young adults. Experts provided suggestions and discussed how to find local legal assistance.

    MATERIALS:

    PRESENTERS’ CONTACT INFO:

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    Program Counsel Legal Services Corporation
    http://www.lsc.gov (202) 295-1561

    Merry O'Brien, MSW
    Project Director
    National Identity Theft Victims Assistance Network Project
    Director of Special Grants, Maryland Crime Victims' Resource Center, Inc.

    Paula Pierce
    Managing Attorney for Hotline Programs,
    Texas Legal Services Center
    www.tlsc.org; www.idvictim.org; 888-343-4414

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    Senior Advisor,
    Office of Financial Empowerment
    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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    LawHelp Interactive, Pro Bono Net
    509-396-7934

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    LHI Resource Center

    March 13, 2013

    Incorporating Legal Services in Youth Programming:

    Overcoming Barriers to Employment and Education

    Solutions Desk March Webinar PowerPoint Presentation (PDF)

    Additional Materials: 

    Guide for Attorneys Representing College Applicants and Students During and
    After Criminal Proceedings

  • Economic Benefits of Legal Aid (Abel)
  • About the DOJ Access to Justice Initiative
  • KIDS COUNT Data Snapshot of Youth Incarceration (Annie E. Casey)
  • Juvenile Justice Toolkit
  • Civil Legal Needs and Public Legal Understanding Handout (Sandefur)
  • Second Chance Legal Services Guidance
  • Virginia CHALENG Report (excerpt)
  • What is LSC Fact Sheet
  • Youth Leadership Toolkit: Strategic Sharing (NRCYD)
  • Featured Guests: 

    Cheryl Nolan
    Program Counsel
    Legal Services Corporation
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    http://www.lsc.gov

    Marsha Weissman, Ph.D.
    Executive Director
    Center for Community Alternatives, Inc.
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    http://www.communityalternatives.org/

    Jamie Gullen
    Staff Attorney, Employment Unit
    Community Legal Services
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    The March presentation featured legal services programs that are partnering on federal programs to increase access to legal aid with at-risk youth programs by targeting and overcoming barriers to employment and education opportunities. Information was presented on the work of the White House Domestic Policy Council and the US Department of Justice Access to Justice Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable (LAIR) to enhance integration of legal aid among federal partners, grantees and sub-grantees, and what they are doing to help improve anti-poverty federal initiatives. The Federal Interagency Reentry Council offers a range of programs across the Department of Labor (DOL), Department of Justice (DOJ), and Education (ED) to enhance access to reentry services for youth and adults with criminal records. Access to PowerPoint, documents, and link to websites are provided.

    January 16, 2013

    Maximizing Program Effectiveness and Outcomes for At-Risk Youth with Legal Services

    This webinar focused on the role legal services can play in supporting the success of your youth programs and initiatives. Presenters showed several key examples of significant advocacy efforts, including innovative technologies to deliver services, and how to establish meaningful connections with local legal services providers.

    Download presentation materials

    1. Economic Benefits of Legal Aid
    2. About the DOJ, Access to Justice Initiative
    3. What is LSC? Fact Sheet

    Featured Presenters: 

    Cheryl Nolan has over 20 years’ experience in legal services. She has worked with the Legal Aid Society of Hawai'i and the Legal Aid Society of San Diego focusing primarily on establishing coordinated intake, telephone advice, and referral systems. While at the Legal Aid Society of Hawai'i, she established a pro bono project in collaboration with the local AIDS services organization providing legal services to people affected by HIV/AIDS. At the Legal Aid Society of San Diego, she created the Community Response Team, the program's intake, referral and legal hotline. Currently employed with the Legal Services Corporation in the Office of Program Performance, Ms. Nolan provides program oversight on quality, and training and technical assistance to programs nationwide in implementing and managing intake systems and innovative technologies. Ms. Nolan is actively involved as fundraising liaison working to increase funding and partnership opportunities for legal services programs with other federal agencies and programs, including the Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable led by the Department of Justice Access to Justice Initiative and the White House Domestic Policy Council. Ms. Nolan is admitted to practice is California and Hawai'i. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it http://www.lsc.gov

    Angela Ciolfi is the legal director of JustChildren, a program of the Legal Aid Justice Center that focuses on improving Virginia's public education, juvenile justice, and foster care systems. Her work for the program as a law student earned her the Oliver White Hill Award from the Virginia State Bar in 2003. Ms. Ciolfi joined JustChildren as a Powell Fellow in 2004 after clerking for U.S. District Judge Reginald C. Lindsay. Angela is a graduate of The College of William and Mary and University of Virginia School of Law, where she was a member of the Virginia Law Review and won the VTLA Trial Advocacy Award. Ms. Ciolfi is also a lecturer at the University of Virginia School of Law where she teaches a seminar on special education law and supervises students in the Child Advocacy Clinic.  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it "> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it http://www.justice4all.org