What Has New York City’s Likely Mayor-In-Waiting, Eric Adams, Said About Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice?
Eric Adams has a commanding early lead in this week’s Democratic primary vote counting for New York City mayor, making him the strong favorite to replace the outgoing mayor next year and head one of the nation’s largest child welfare and juvenile justice systems.
Power in Numbers
Youth Voice Writing Contest finalist Samantha Villajin writes about the strength she found in community after experiencing childhood trauma.
I Was Just the Foster Daughter
A finalist in the Youth Voice Writing Contest, poetry division, writes about her experience of sexual assault while in foster care.
Legislative Roundup — New York’s Actions on Children and Youth Justice
After a year of pandemic-prompted shutdowns and widespread protests against racism and police brutality, the New York Legislature closed its session this month with notable reforms to the child welfare, youth justice and child care systems.
I’m a Foster Care Attorney and a Gay Man Fostering a Child With My Husband. Here’s What SCOTUS Got Wrong Last Week
My work as an attorney helped my husband and me realize that the foster care system needs as many stable, compassionate people as it can get to become foster parents, writes Jay Paul Deratany.
Washington Will End Foster Youth Placement in Hotels, Offices and Cars
Washington youth will no longer sleep in cars, offices and hotel rooms while in foster care, under a proposed agreement between children’s lawyers and the Department of Children, Youth, and Families.
Inspiration is All
Inspiration can be an opportunity that pops up in your life, leading you toward a wonderful path like it did for writer Esmeralda Camberos. She's a finalist in the Youth Voice Writing Contest, essay division.
Georgia Swears in New Child Advocate
Georgia has a new leader to advocate for the rights of children and youth in the child welfare system and the services they are entitled to.
"Home" by Nileh Irsan, is a finalist in the Youth Voice Writing Contest, poetry division.
California Will Offer Pandemic Relief Cash to Young People Currently or Recently in Extended Foster Care
California will use its share of a federal pandemic assistance fund to provide millions of dollars to young people currently in the state’s extended foster care system, and those who have left in the past four years.