About Us

Our goals are justice, equity, wellbeing, health, opportunity, and positive change. We want to increase opportunities and reduce health and social disparities for marginalized youth. We want to understand the identity and positive development of marginalized racial-ethnic youth, and the role of families, communities, practices and policies in preventing the adverse effects of juvenile justice, child welfare, and other systems-involvement.


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Dr. Emilie Smith, Director, MSU Youth Equity Project 
Human Development and Family Studies