Legislation in New York Allowing Parents to Contact Kids Who’ve Been Adopted on the Governor’s Desk, Again
California Stops Charging Parents for Their Kids in Foster Care, and Eliminates Arrears
California officials have directed local child welfare agencies to stop collecting child support from parents with kids in foster care.
With Cannabis Newly Legalized, Minnesota is Latest State to Adjust its Child Welfare Approach
Child welfare practices are shifting in Minnesota in response to the legalization of recreational cannabis in the state.
Fighting for Kin
Ashley Boone is uniquely qualified to become an adoptive mom. But the a 36-year-old Black woman with a two-bedroom home stocked with books and toys in a suburb of Tulsa, Oklahoma — has been unable to take in the two children she says need her most: her nephews, ages 6 and 7, who live in Minnesota.
Child Welfare Ideas from The Experts, 2023
The Imprint highlighted each of the policy recommendations made this summer by the participants of the Foster Youth Internship Program, a group of seven young people that experienced foster care and have completed congressional internships.
The Potential of Pre-Petition Counsel with Jey Rajaraman
Last month, the Biden administration proposed a new rule that would permit the use of federal funding to support attorneys for tribal governments, relatives and other kin, and parents and children at risk of experiencing a family separation.
New York City Youth and Supporters Rally for Enhanced Juvenile Justice Rights
Dozens of youth and advocates gathered in the Bronx to voice support for two pivotal youth justice bills headed to the state Legislature.
Is the End of Juvenile Life Without Parole Near?
On this week’s episode we discuss the rebounding of child poverty rates as COVID-19 era fiscal support went away; truth and reconciliation in South Korea; and a potential Supreme Court case over gender-affirming care Jody Kent Lavy, co-executive director of the Campaign for The Fair Sentencing of Youth, joins to discuss the history of the campaign, the push to end juvenile life without parole sentences and what comes next as more states provide a meaningful chance at freedom.
Lost and Found
While I felt lost for so long, I now feel strong. I want every current and former Foster to feel like this, writes Vivian Dudley.