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Justice is Sweet Gala
Please join us at the Portland Art Museum for an evening benefiting Youth, Rights & Justice's work defending the rights of children and families in Oregon.
Thursday, November 15, 2018 • 5:30pm • Portland Art Museum
Individual Tickets: $175
Sponsorship opportunities available
Wine & Chocolate Tasting • Silent & Live Auctions • Dinner & Dessert Dash
This event always sells out, so get your ticket today!
Why Youth, Rights & Justice?
Youth, Rights & Justice is dedicated exclusively to defending the rights of children and families in Oregon. YRJ is the oldest and largest nonprofit law firm of its kind in the state. We make Oregon a better place for children and families through our zealous representation and advocacy in the courts, legislature, schools, and community. YRJ has represented over 25,000 children, youth, and parents since our founding in 1975. We often open more than one case per client, representing them over time in different legal matters and in different forums, from the courts to the schools. YRJ has handled over 60,000 cases since 1975.
We are raising money for:
This program is the only educational advocacy program of its kind in the state. We know that access to a public education is something that we cannot take for granted for our foster children, which is why our direct services to children and families and our legislative efforts have focused on supporting school inclusion, stability, and success of Oregon's foster children. We created the SchoolWorks program in 2002 to assist students in foster care and in the juvenile justice system to stay in school and out of trouble. As a group, students like our clients are far more likely than their peers to change schools, to face suspension and expulsion, and to drop out of school. We strive to help vulnerable students get into school, stay in the same school despite foster home moves, and receive the emotional and educational services they need to graduate and succeed.
Through our representation caseloads and SchoolWorks program, we often see the same circumstances and challenges arise for our clients over and over again. These difficult situations are a result of the systemic failures that exist for children and families. So, we have turned our gaze toward the state legislature, advocating for better laws and policies that affect our clients and vulnerable children across the state. Over 500,000 Oregon children and families have been helped by the laws, policies, and system reforms we have championed.
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