Children’s Attorney Tapped to be California’s Next Foster Care Ombudsperson
California officials have named longtime dependency attorney Lawrence Fluharty as the state’s next foster care ombudsperson, a watchdog for the nation’s largest child welfare system.
Nevada’s Vulnerable Youth Offered Healing through Yoga
The yoga teachers with Reno nonprofit Urban Lotus guide youth toward healing through trauma-informed movement classes.
Hidden Foster Care
The federal government reports there are roughly 425,000 children across the United States living in foster care. The real number appears to be much, much higher — a little known shadow system known as hidden foster care.
Youth Voice Writing Contest 2021 Finalists & Winners
Each year, Fostering Media Connections hosts the Youth Voice Writing Contest — an opportunity for youth with experience in the child welfare or juvenile justice systems to write about their experiences.
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.
New York State Intensifies Court Oversight of Group Care for Foster Youth
Starting next month, New York will receive far less in federal funding for congregate care, or group care placements, and the courts will require greater justification for why a child cannot be placed with family.
California Bill Limiting Youth Probation Will Be Considered Next Year
California's AB 503, known as The End Endless Probation Act, would put limits on youth probation. It was filed inactive this legislative session but will be considered next year.
State Agency Declares L.A.’s Juvenile Halls ‘Unsuitable for Confinement of Minors’
Legislative Roundup — California Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Bills Head to the Governor
With the threat of a recall behind him, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has significant child welfare and juvenile justice bills he'll need to decide on by Oct. 10.