2018 Youth Leadership Conference: Exploring Diversity. Challenging Hate. Sponsor
As the incidents of bullying, bigotry, and name-calling in schools have drastically increased in recent years, ADL recognizes that getting students involved in being part of the solution can create positive change in school environments.
This annual conference brings together more than 500 students from 65 schools throughout Eastern PA, NJ and Delaware to participate in hands on workshops and engage in dialogue about difference, the challenges and opportunities diversity brings, and how they can make their schools and communities more inclusive places for all. They return to their schools with practical skills to become leaders and agents of change.
The ADL is the leading provider of anti-bias education and diversity training programs that help create and sustain inclusive school, community and work environments.
The Foundation is committed to investing in young people today to create more harmonious schools and communities tomorrow.
Justice for Victims Clinical Fellowship
The Carole Landis Foundation has partnered for the second year with the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE Institute) to support this program.
The Clinical Fellow partners with the Salvation Army's New Day To Stop Trafficking Drop In Center. She provides direct advocacy for prostituted victims, including working with the Defenders Association and/or serving as the victims' criminal defense attorney, as well as working with judges in restorative justice programs that benefit the victim.
The CSE Institute works with local and national legislators to improve the legal system's response to commercial sexual exploitation. One example is "Stop Enabling Sex Trafficking Act of 2017" (SESTA). And Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA). These acts aim to cut through the shield of immunity by imposing liability on entities who "knowingly advertise" or "knowingly profit off third party posting ads" on their websites, selling victims of trafficking for sex. Law enforcement has repeatedly tried to shut down Backpage.com - the most expansive advertiser, but they are unsuccessful because of this loophole, and Backpage.com had continued to flourish.
The Carole Landis Foundation has partnered with the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE Institute) to support the initial Justice for Victims Clinical Fellowship in its academic second year, 2017-2018.
The program provides education and technical assistance to those who respond to commercial sexual exploitation in Pennsylvania, promoting victim-centered, multi-disciplinary collaboration. In addition, the program equips policy-makers and the broader community with the knowledge needed to improve the Pennsylvania legal system's response to commercial sexual exploitation, in order to support survivors and hold perpetrators accountable.
Its activities include legal research and technical assistance on Pennsylvania, federal and other state civil and criminal laws; policy education; law enforcement agency training; direct legal services; victim recovery, and Safe Harbor for sexually-exploited children (SB 851), victim-centered criminal justice reform support.
Carole Landis Foundation underwrites the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) program at Cherry Hill High School West (Cherry Hill, NJ) for the 2016-17 school year. This ADL initiative provides schools with an organizational framework for combating bias, bullying, and hate - including cyber-hate.
This program involves the ADL working directly with students, teachers, administrators, and family members to deliver in-depth training, and further the goals of reducing bias and bullying while increasing the appreciation for diversity.
Cherry Hill High School West is one of six schools throughout the country to participate in this new national pilot program that was launched this academic year. Cherry Hill H.S. West was chosen because of its three years of exemplary participation in previous No Place For Hate Programs. Students participate in peer training, and they hold anti-bias workshops with their peers. Finally, as members of a No Place For Hate Committee, students identify (through school-wide surveys) and discuss their own school-based issues and develop their own plan to solve them. They choose three school-wide programs that educate and encourage a more inclusive school environment, building a community of respect.
Since its inception in 1999, No Place For Hate has directly reached over 3.5 million people, and is currently active in 1,500 schools, communities, and police departments nationwide.