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Building Youth Power to Transform Systems

The Andrus Family Fund supports the self-determination, power and liberation of Black, Brown, AAPI and Indigenous youth impacted by the youth justice, child welfare and other disruptive systems.

Building Youth Power to Transform Systems

The Andrus Family Fund supports the self-determination, power and liberation of Black, Brown, AAPI and Indigenous youth impacted by the youth justice, child welfare and other disruptive systems.

Building Youth Power to Transform Systems

The Andrus Family Fund supports the self-determination, power and liberation of Black, Brown, AAPI and Indigenous youth impacted by the youth justice, child welfare and other disruptive systems.

Podcast

We close our podcast series, Organizing for Abolition. Envisioning Liberation., with a very special episode. Recorded in person at our annual board meeting, we’re joined by two of the leading voices in the family policing abolitionist movement. Kristen Weber of the National Center for Youth Law and Alan Dettlaff of upEND Movement discuss family policing through the lens of racial justice and how our current system is an extension of slavery — in which Black families continue to be disproportionately separated and criminalized. Listen to the full episode to hear more about how family policing fits into the broader abolitionist movement.

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By the Numbers

Approximately $5M awarded each year in AFF grants

$73M awarded since 2001

43,580 youth reside in juvenile detention, correctional and/or residential facilities in the U.S.*

*As of 2017. Figure provided by Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

39,210 children ages 16-20 exited foster care in 2018**

**Figure provided by KIDS COUNT data center.

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