This Week in Youth Services: Funding, News and Opinion on Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare

Busy week? No problem, we got you covered. Here is a rundown of all the funding leads, news, analysis and opinion pieces produced by The Imprint.

News, Opinion and Analysis

Youth Services Insider‘s coverage of Days One, Two and Three at the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative conference.

Three articles on the use of psychiatric medications on foster youths:

Is a controversial policy to NOT consider past maltreatment reports driving a high screen-out rate in Minnesota?

Locked Up and Locked Out:  Journalism for Social Change fellow Brian Rinker examines how a three-minute joy ride cost one foster youth his foster care eligibility. 

Publisher Daniel Heimpel reports from U Penn conference on transition-age foster youth.

Excellent piece by Georgette Todd of our blogger co-op: Three Moments That Helped Me In Foster Care.

Blogger Jeanette Yoffe shares the first of her three journeys in child welfare.



New Mexico: Santa Fe funding several alternatives to detention: intensive monitoring, day reporting, etc.

Ohio looking for up to four not‐for‐profit partners to serve young pregnant women and new moms.

North Carolina: Seeking contractors to provide Functional Family Therapy to high risk juvenile offenders.

Connecticut:  Funding for juvenile case management and youth development services.


Funding from the Department of Justice for community-based anti-gang strategies, and a cooperative agreement to support the National Gang Center. 

Consolidated training and technical assistance grant to help states with juvenile justice.

National Alliance for Grieving Children expanding its community grants program.

HHS will fund National Child Welfare Capacity Building Center for Tribes through a cooperative agreement.

Researchers: HHS will support doctoral-level students looking to become Family Strengthening Research Scholars.

Funding from the CDC to support local efforts to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities.

Federal funding for community-based efforts to improve health of people in areas designated as food deserts.

Money and Business

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is taking applications for Family Strengthening Scholars.

A look at Taco Bell’s bet that Boys and Girls Clubs of America can help raise the national graduation rate by 13 percent.

Marcy Mistrett has been named the new CEO of Campaign for Youth, succeeding its founder Liz Ryan.

Funder Profile: Sierra Health Foundation, California

Pay for Success Watch: Juvenile justice/child welfare projects announced by the National Council on Crime & Delinquency

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