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With Cannabis Newly Legalized, Minnesota is Latest State to Adjust its Child Welfare Approach

Child welfare practices are shifting in Minnesota in response to the legalization of recreational cannabis in the state.


Road Atlas: Women Healing Trauma in the Nomad West

A personal essay on the ways women in the nomadic van life community are learning to heal complex trauma.


Problem Newly Revealed in Juvenile Hall Schools: A Failure to Get Kids to Class

A report by California legal advocates finds “chronic absenteeism” is apparent — even when teens are locked up.

Pennsylvania Parents Sue State Over “Unconstitutional” Child Abuse Registry


More States Seek To Curb Anonymous CPS Reports Against Parents

California and Texas have created a system of “confidential reporting” to replace anonymous hotline calls.

Positive Role Models for Juvenile Justice-Impacted Youth


Positive Role Models for Juvenile Justice-Impacted Youth

If there is a person who is there for juvenile justice-impacted youth, they will likely believe in themselves more, writes Sabrina Abong.


California Governor’s Veto Lets Counties Continue to Take Foster Kids’ Money

Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed a bill preventing counties from taking benefits from orphaned or disabled children to pay for their foster care.


    California Seeks More Regulation of App-Based Ride Services Used By Foster Youth

    A bill on California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk aims to better regulate an increasingly popular way for some kids to get to school and after-school activities: ride-hailing companies like HopSkipDrive, Zum and Kiddie Commute.


    Landmark Study Marks Progress  — and Critical Gaps — in Reproductive Health for California Foster Youth

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    California state officials revealed new data today showing that young people in the nation’s largest foster care system are being better-served when it comes to sexual and reproductive health care, but key shortcomings remain in services for pregnant and parenting youth, particularly youth of color.

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    NCYL Taps Shakti Belway as New Leader

    The National Center for Youth Law — one of the longest-running youth advocacy law firms — has named Shakti Belway as its executive director.