In Pursuit of Non-reformist Reforms with David Kelly
On this week’s podcast, we discuss the decline in reunifications during the early pandemic, a potential legal counsel law in Congress, a new national campaign to connect current and former foster youth with pandemic assistance, and juvenile justice reforms in Michigan and New York.
David Kelly, a former official in the Children’s Bureau during the Obama and Trump administrations, joins to talk about his federal career and what he sees on the horizon for child welfare.
Families in Limbo: Coronavirus Hobbles Reunifications from Foster Care
AP Analysis: COVID Prolonged Foster Care Stays for Thousands
Senate Bill May Require Legal Counsel for Parents, Children in Child Welfare Cases
Federal Guidance on Foster Youth Pandemic Relief: A Breakdown
“Check for Us” National Campaign
A Teenager Didn’t Do Her Online Schoolwork. So a Judge Sent Her to Juvenile Detention.
After Grace’s Story, Michigan Will Study Its Juvenile Justice System
Attorney David Kelly Leaves the Children’s Bureau