California Lawmakers Consider Charging Counties Higher Fees For Failing to Properly House Foster Youth
California lawmakers have sent a bill to Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom with a new way to pressure local child welfare agencies to find more suitable homes: a $1,000 daily fine.
Minnesota Has a New Advocate for Foster Youth Amplifying Their Voices
The Imprint's interview with Nikki Beasly, who spent eight years in foster care and is the new executive director of Foster Advocates.
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 Darkest Part of the Tunnel
Nell Bernstein reports on how California’s youth prisons got shut down, and what comes next as county juvenile justice systems take over.
High Stakes, Silent Systems
An investigation on sexual and reproductive health in foster care. This Imprint review of 50 state policies and interviews with dozens of current and former foster youth, child welfare experts, officials and legal advocates revealed a troubling lack of critical guidance.
September 28 @ 10:00 am
October 19 @ 10:00 am
Cycle of Systems - Interrupted
The New Jersey Exit, with Christine Norbut Beyer
On this week’s episode we discuss another “Family Miranda” bill becoming law, this time in Arizona; a case against caseworkers headed to verdict; and a damning statement on “Shaken Baby Syndrome.”
Minnesota Names First Ombudsperson for Foster Youth
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.
The Compounded Issues of Native Youth in the Juvenile Justice System
Native youth are overrepresented in state and federal juvenile justice systems where they endure harsh treatment, writes Jacqueline Robles.