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ADVOCACY | Good Life Foundation

ADVOCACY

WHY WE ADVOCATE

The Good Life Philanthropic Youth Foundation is heavily invested in social and policy change that mirrors the impact of our direct and outreach services.

HOW WE ADVOCATE

The Good Life Philanthropic Youth Foundation is represented on several county organizations and committees to advocate for youth.

County  Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative Steering Committee
Central New York State Regional Youth Justice Team
County Racial and Ethnic Disparities Work Group

WHAT WE ADVOCATE FOR

REDUCING RECIDIVISM: To reduce repeat offenses and contact with the Juvenile Justice System amongst youth and young adults by providing education and life skills training.

ANTI-RED: To create a fair and equitable Juvenile Justice System for all youth, without Racial and Ethnic Disparities (RED).

ANTI-DMC: To eliminate DMC (Disproportionate Minority Contact) with the Justice System.

ANTI-POVERTY: To educate and create economic resources and opportunities to help equalize the playing field for youth and their future, bringing them out of poverty.

ANTI-VIOLENCE: Our goal is to help reduce violence amongst youth and against youth.

PRO-EDUCATION: To help create equal opportunities in education for all youth regardless of ethnic/racial background or gender. We advocate for changes in policies that lead to School To Prison Pipeline and the incarceration of youth.

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