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Fostering Incarceration

I am a product of the foster care system and have faced the oppression, disadvantages and negative effects first hand. Foster care is a massive system --with significant problems-- that is rarely ever talked about in mass media.

Tell us more about the injustice you feel strongly about

In a study, it was estimated that about 14% of all incarcerated people have been in the foster care system at some point in their lives. Only 3% of youth who’ve been in the foster care system graduate college overall.

What kind of help do you need from the community to solve it?

Volunteers to tell their stories dealing with foster care and(or) incarceration!

Ideastorms in Progress

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Book, Legislation, Social Media

My name is Jasmine Babers. I am in my third year at the University of Illinois Chicago. I was born into the foster care system after my birth mother was found to have drugs in her system. My birth father has been in the criminal justice system as well as a few of my birth... more
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Solutions in Action

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Fostering Incarceration

My name is Jasmine Babers. I am in my third year at the University of Illinois Chicago. I was born into the foster care system after my birth mother was found to have drugs in her system. My birth father has been in the criminal justice system as well as a few of my birth... more
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