Study Finds Pandemic Has Placed An ‘Untold’ Toll on Young Adults’ Food, Housing Security
The coronavirus pandemic took an “alarming” toll on the food security, housing stability and mental health of millions of young people in the United States — especially among Black people and other people of color — according to a new study.
Maine Lawmakers Vote to Close Youth Prison
Maine lawmakers voted narrowly to close the state’s only juvenile prison, but it’s not clear the governor, a former prosecutor, will let it happen.
Supreme Court Says Philadelphia Violated Catholic Child Welfare Group’s First Amendment Rights
The unanimous decision in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia found that by requiring Catholic Social Services to approve the homes of same-sex couples, it had violated the faith-based organization’s rights.
Watchdog Agency Looks Into ‘Borderline Abusive’ Treatment of Foster Care Youth
The watchdog agency that oversees Washington’s foster care system is launching an investigation into the Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families’ allegedly punitive treatment of hard-to-place foster youth, especially after hours.
Biennial Juvenile Incarceration Census Data Released
The latest federal numbers on juvenile incarceration have been released via the Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement, a data set updated for the Department of Justice every two years by the National Center for Juvenile Justice.
Early Child Welfare Legal Help Comes Back to The City That Invented It
On June 15, the Michigan Supreme Court announced a pilot project that in its first year will provide $700,000 to two organizations to provide pre-petition legal counsel to families.
Funding, Policies for Washington’s Homeless Youth Are Not Sufficient
Young people are our most precious and vulnerable asset, and should be treated accordingly. Washington state should invest more to make that happen and remove barriers for homeless youth.
We Need More Words Than “Neglect”
Matthew Ponomarenko dropped his naked one-year-old son, Jax, in the middle of a highway. Fueled by PCP and crystal meth, Matthew chased after cars, screaming at the drivers as they drove by.