Approved Relative Caregiver (ARC)
Recommendation to Check Abuse Reports with Medicaid Based on Questionable Analysis
Last month, an inspector general report out of the Department of Health and Human Services recommended that Medicaid data can be used “to identify instances of potential child abuse or neglect.”
Michigan Latest State to Target Adoption of Older Foster Youth
Statistics show that the longer kids are in foster care, the harder it is to place them permanently in a loving home.
Federal Audit Slams Kansas Child Welfare System
Federal auditors recently faulted Kansas’ Department for Children and Families for allowing residents of its foster care group homes to be chronically exposed to potentially hazardous conditions, even though the state regularly inspected the facilities.
Guards Without Masks and Tests With No Results
A 20-year-old Northern California man stepped into freedom late last month, after serving his time in one of the state’s three youth prisons – human warehouses now struggling to beat back the coronavirus before it spreads faster through a population of 775 young people who committed crimes as juveniles.
Outrage Is Only The Start: Get Bad Actors out of Residential Care
Say his name. Cornelius Fredericks.
Cornelius was 16 years old.
Point Source Youth to Expand Footprint in Fight Against Youth Homelessness
Point Source Youth, a nonprofit that helps local partners in 30 communities fight to prevent youth homelessness, is preparing to meet a key organizational goal by expanding its work into 20 more communities across the country.
Bill Prioritizes Placing Incarcerated Parents Close to Children
The 80,000 children of New York state whose parents are locked up in distant state correctional institutions might have an easier time visiting mom or dad under a bill sitting on Gov.
California Counties Empty Juvenile Halls to Combat COVID-19
Seeking to avoid outbreaks of coronavirus, within a matter of months, county officials across California have dramatically reduced the numbers of youth locked in juvenile detention facilities – a decrease that justice advocates long decrying the over-incarceration of the nation’s young people might once have dreamed of.
Child Welfare League of America CEO: Field Must Confront Its Racist Roots
In the nearly two months since the police killing of George Floyd launched a global protest movement against systemic racism, the American child welfare system has experienced its own reckoning.
In June, parents marched through Manhattan, waving signs charging child welfare authorities with “stealing Black babies.”
New Name. New Leadership. Same Mission.
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