Introducing “The Imprint”
If you have arrived at the site today and are surprised to not see The Chronicle of Social Change masthead, fear not!
The nation’s leading source for child welfare and juvenile justice news has been rebranded under our new name, The Imprint. We think you will find the freshly redesigned website to be far more user-friendly and searchable.
We chose The Imprint for a number of practical reasons, but here is the sentimental one: what happens to you in your early years can leave an impression that lasts a lifetime. What happens to children as a result of child welfare or juvenile justice involvement will leave a lasting imprint on them, and that is why these systems warrant constant scrutiny by independent journalists.
With a new name also comes a new leader in Karen de Sá, whose impactful investigative reporting on child welfare has spanned two decades and yielded major legislative and policy changes. She will lead a growing staff of reporters delivering critical stories on the local, state and national level. You can read more in the press release here.
As Karen steps into the role of lead editor, I will transition to a new role focused on The Imprint’s regional expansion; building on our already stellar op-ed section; bolstering Youth Services Insider, our subscriber section; and developing new projects outside the realm of the traditional news website.
Despite all of these exciting new developments, our mission remains the same. The Imprint exists to share the stories of children, youth and families involved with public systems while holding the politicians, high-level administrators and other interests that run them accountable. Our goal is – as it always has been – to place the most vulnerable members of our society front and center in news for readers and industry insiders across the country.
Thank you for continuing to read our work!