New York Legislature Passes Bill Allowing Parent-Child Contact After Termination of Rights
The New York Legislature has moved a bill to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s desk that would allow parents who the courts have found abused, neglected or abandoned their children to continue to visit with them, even after a court has terminated their parental rights.
California Leaders Push to Reverse Plummeting Statewide College Enrollment
A new study found a steep drop in college enrollment this spring — particularly in community colleges, which often serve more low-income students, foster youth and others who experience barriers to higher education.
One Year Later: Youth Voice Writers Reflect on the Police Murder of George Floyd
May 25, 2021 marks one year since the police killing of 46-year-old George Floyd. He was a father, a Minneapolis resident and a Black man in America.
The Space between Life, Death and Opportunity: When I Was 16
On April 20, 2021, Ma’Khia Bryant was killed by a police officer outside of the foster home she was living in.
We Asked the New York City Mayoral Candidates About the High-Stakes Child Welfare System. Here’s What They Said.
When eight leading candidates vying to be mayor of New York City appear this evening for the season’s first official televised debate, they will argue over how best to manage schools, housing and police.
Washington, D.C., Finally Exits Decades-Long Court Battle Over Foster Care
On June 1, a federal judge issued final approval for a settlement in a decades-old case to improve the experience of foster children in the nation's capital.
Biden’s First Proposed Budget Puts Millions Toward Alternatives to Youth Incarceration, Equity in Child Welfare
Youth Services Insider will delve further into the first budget proposed by President Joe Biden in the coming weeks, but wanted to list off a few notable items that jumped off the page from child welfare and juvenile justice.
Corey Glassman spent decades in adult prisons for a murder he committed as a teen. To earn back his freedom, both he and the juvenile justice system had to change.
‘Unconscionable:’ Suspected Cases of COVID-19 Far More Widespread Than Previously Known in New York’s Youth Prisons, While Vaccinations Lag
New York's juvenile justice system publicly reports low numbers of COVID-19 cases. Unreleased records suggest the virus spread further among youth and staff.
Minneapolis Lawyers Rely on ‘Gold Standard’ Law to Keep Native American Families Together
To examine the Indian Child Welfare Act and its impact, The Imprint reviewed summaries of 40 cases handled last fall by a leading nonprofit law firm in Minnesota, where Native American children are removed from their parents at a rate unseen elsewhere in the country. The review revealed that the federal law has a clear benefit for the children it is designed to protect — and without it, those rights would be greatly diminished.