Los Angeles Moves Ahead with $35 Million Plan to Repurpose Juvenile Detention Camp
A shuttered juvenile detention camp in the far reaches of Los Angeles County’s Antelope Valley will become a live-in job training site for young adults who’ve been homeless, incarcerated or raised by the foster care system, under a $35 million plan approved last week by county supervisors.
Is The Indian Child Welfare Act Headed Back to the Supreme Court?
On this week’s podcast we discuss a portal to federal aid for former foster youth; a big juvenile probation reform proposal in California; and new leadership at a pioneer group for elevating parent voice in child welfare.
Presence of School Resource Officers Debated in Small Towns, Too
Two decades after schools across the country beefed up police presence on campus in response to the mass shooting at Columbine High, the uprising over the killing of George Floyd has prompted communities small and large to rethink that trend in the name of racial justice.
New York Budget Embraces ‘Extraordinary’ Expansion of Child Care and Pre-K
New York will launch a historic expansion of child care and pre-K capacity, a change made possible by a massive influx of federal aid, new state taxes and a push by lawmakers newly empowered to challenge the scandal-plagued Democratic Gov.
Foster Care is Personal: Youth Speak Out on Family & Stability
This series highlights three writers from Northern California who share their experiences dealing with foster care and how the system affects their family relationships in addition to always being place in a position to survive.
Far from Home | Far from Safe
California sent thousands of vulnerable children to out-of-state facilities run by a for-profit company. Reports of rampant abuse followed. Now, confronted with a Chronicle and Imprint investigation, the state is bringing every child home.
Fostering Adults: The State of Care
“The thing about extended foster care is, it’s a deal, but it comes with strings attached.”
Since 2008, nearly every state in America has extended foster care to age 21, an effort to help prevent the staggering levels of homelessness and criminal justice involvement experienced by those who “age out” of the system.
Study: Economic Hardship, Family Conflict Linked to Lifelong Difficulties
A large study of European residents, one of the first to look at the effects of growing up amid financial strain, family conflict – or both – links those kinds of childhood adversities to a wide range of social and health difficulties in adulthood.
Family First Act’s Standards Are Not Culturally Inclusive
Child welfare philanthropic and policy organizations across the country have started to make investments to address racial disparity and disproportionality. Some of these investments include disaggregating data by race, policy and practice reviews, and community engagement.
New York To Close Youth Detention Facilities, Over Local Opposition
Amid a long-running national campaign to keep children out of locked detention centers, the New York state government this week finalized plans to shutter two of its juvenile facilities.
California Weighs Plan to Shrink Probation Supervision Terms for Youth
As the state continues to shrink its juvenile justice system, a bill before the California State Legislature would limit probation supervision to six months for most youth arrested by police, regardless of the offense committed.