Mattilyn Karst

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Former foster care youth deliver their policy recommendations to Congress

| July 20, 2016 |

“The 12 of us are not here on behalf of the so-called ‘successful’ foster youth. We are here to represent how foster youth can

One Year Anniversary Since Passage of the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act

| June 28, 2016 |

Children should never be classified as prostitutes. Yet each year more than 1,000 children are arrested in the United States on prostitution charges. It’s

More coordination needed between child welfare and juvenile justice systems

| May 19, 2016 |

By Mattilyn H. Karst Of the 415,000 youth in foster care in America, half have been arrested at least once and a third have