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Risk Factors that undermine the youths’ life chances

  • Institutional and other forms of racism
  • Lack of access to early childhood programs
  • Inadequate job employment and housing opportunities
  • Inadequate healthcare coverage
  • Lack of mental health and substance abuse programs
  • Failure to properly identify and educate kids with disabilities
  • Unequal and disparate educational opportunities
  • Punitive culture in public schools
  • the criminalization of our youth, especially youth of color and youth with disabilities
  • Punitive over- intervention- based juvenile justice system
  • …to name a few.