A Lonely Child Finds His Way Out of Abuse and Homelessness, It Lands Him Behind Bars
First in a three-part series on a teenager with a tumultuous childhood sent to die in prison, and where his life would lead.
New Report Highlights Ongoing Challenges for NYC Students in Foster Care
A new report found significant disparities between the roughly 7,500 students in NYC foster care and those living at home.
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 seven young people that experienced foster care and 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.
February 23 @ 10:00 am
Oppressed and Overrepresented - Disproportionality of Black Foster Youth in the System
March 23 @ 10:00 am
Under Construction: Policies that Shape the New York Child Welfare System
The Last Dissent of Bridget Mary McCormack
On this week’s episode Bridget Mary McCormack, the recently retired chief justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, joins us to discuss appellate work and child welfare, and a scathing assessment of the system she was once responsible for overseeing.
The Steady Decline of Youth Incarceration, with Melissa Sickmund
On this week’s episode, Melissa Sickmund, director of the National Center for Juvenile Justice, joins us to dive into the decades-long plummeting of youth arrests and incarceration, juvenile justice in the age of Covid-19, data blind spots and more.
Access to Technology and Lack Thereof: Disenfranchisement in a Digital Age
Many houseless and court system-involved youth lack the much-needed resources that a phone or laptop can provide, writes Olivia Valdovinos.