Kansas Looks Toward Reform in Wake of In-custody Killing of Foster Youth Cedric Lofton
After Cedric Lofton was killed in a correctional facility last fall, Kansas advocates and officials aim to prevent future in-custody deaths.
Proposed Laws in Minnesota and Other States Would Limit the Practice of Seizing Federal Benefits from Foster Youth
Across the country, local child welfare agencies like many in Minnesota are the financial representatives for foster youth eligible for federal benefits — a practice that could violate federal law.
Notorious Los Angeles Children’s Shelter Was Once a ‘House of Horrors,’ Lawsuit Alleges
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.
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Tough Conversations: Navigating Relationships with Biological Family
Amid Protest, L.A. County Looks to Early Legal Representation for Parents to Avoid Foster Care Removals
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to provide parents with free legal counsel at the outset of a child welfare investigation.
College Ready, Career Prepared: Foster Youth and Higher Education
On this week’s podcast, we discuss the return of federal earmarks and which youth and family organizations benefitted, Florida’s new Family Navigator plan, and the findings of the first Voice of The Foster Care Community survey.
America’s New Juvenile Justice Leader; Reasonable Efforts in Child Welfare with Judge Len Edwards
On this week’s podcast, we discuss the Justice Department’s entry into the legal battle on trans medicine for youth; Biden’s new juvenile justice leader, decarceration advocate Liz Ryan; and the first state in decades to pursue lowering the age of its juvenile justice system.
My Prison Experience
Youth Voice Writing Contest poetry finalist Qualyn Wilson writes about the connection between the foster care system and prison.