New York City’s “Family Defense” Movement Presses Case Against Child Welfare System in Public Hearings and Rallies
Thursday marked a raucous day of hearings in New York City, with parents protesting the overreach of the child welfare system.
Texas’ Wild Year in Child Welfare Legislation
On this week’s podcast we talk about the new push for federal oversight of the “troubled teen industry,” and what might be different this time around; the first kinship support program approved for new federal funding nationwide; and a local court case over ICWA that involves high-powered attorneys.
Child Welfare Ideas from the Experts
The Imprint highlighted each of the policy recommendations made this summer by the participants of the Foster Youth Internship Program, a group of 11 former foster youths who have completed congressional internships.
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.
Child Welfare, Youth Justice Program Leaders Among Winners of New York’s David Prize
The creators of a nonprofit helping foster youth age out of the system, and a program to better launch young adults leaving lockups are among five New Yorkers awarded a prestigious local prize for their innovation.
Amid Division Over Critical State Audit, St. Lawrence County Approves Outside Review of Embattled Social Services Department
Following concerns about its child protection and foster care services, local lawmakers in St. Lawrence County, New York, are bringing in an independent firm to conduct a comprehensive review.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul Signed Law Prohibiting Use of Shackles on Youth in Family Court
It is now illegal to place “shackles, handcuffs, irons and straitjackets” on children appearing before the New York family courts.
California Takes on More Oversight of Unaccompanied Immigrant Children
California is asserting its responsibility for the care of immigrant children in the state who don't have any adult to look after them.