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Federal Roundtables with Foster Youth Find Them Feeling Supported, But Uncertain
Over the fall months, leadership at the Children’s Bureau held 12 roundtable discussions with current and former foster youth around the country, aiming to hear directly from the source about how the coronavirus pandemic was impacting their lives.
Child Welfare Must Face History To Get Past It
I have been thinking a lot lately about James Baldwin’s wise assertion that “People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.”
History is deeply embedded in the child welfare system.
Sticker Shock: The Cost of New York’s Youth Prisons Approaches $1 Million Per Kid
A dozen years ago, New York state revealed that taxpayers were shelling out $140,000 to $200,000 each year to house each young person in the state’s juvenile facilities.
New York City Moves to Limit Drug Testing of Pregnant Women
Criminal Justice: Bill Would Establish Parental Diversion Program in Federal Courts
Federal judges handing down sentences to parents and caregivers would have the power to consider whether it would be better for the whole family if the defendant were to stay out of prison or probation and instead be ordered to receive a comprehensive range of services, under legislation introduced this week.
Ohio Still Shortchanging Relative Caregivers Despite Court Order, Complaint Charges
Three years after a federal appeals court ordered Ohio to pay those who assume custody of relatives the same amount it pays licensed foster parents, the Buckeye State continues to severely shortchange kinship caregivers, according to a lawsuit seeking to enforce the order.
Flourishing Before, Floundering After
More than anything, I want to create a world where youth in foster care don’t have to fear being alone and not having a place to live. That is why I’m attending Cal State Los Angeles, studying to become a social worker.
Report: As California Closes Juvenile Lockups, Counties Fail to Support Intended Rehabilitation
As California prepares for a major shake-up of its juvenile justice system, a new report suggests that counties are increasingly relying on jail-like juvenile halls to hold youth for long periods of time on indeterminate sentences.
Amid Pandemic, Separated Families Celebrate Reunions
Biden Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Leaders: Some Logical Candidates
Team Biden has already started to fill in White House leadership amidst what promises to be the most awkward transition in modern history. It won’t be long until it’s time to start filling in nominees across the executive branch, including some of the key positions on child welfare and juvenile justice.