Children’s Defense Fund
American Bar Association Calls for an End to ‘Criminalizing Childhood’
The American Bar Association is pushing the nation’s juvenile justice systems to improve the treatment of children accused of crimes.
New Vice President Named at Children’s Defense Fund
The Children’s Defense Fund, a major U.S. child advocacy organization, has a new vice president in charge of strategy and program.
Children’s Defense Fund Announces Historic Leadership Change
New York Limits Access to Parents’ Names on Child Abuse And Neglect Registry
Tucked into a budget bill signed by the New York governor Friday is new relief for parents accused of child neglect – the result of a hard-fought three-year battle to limit parents’ exposure on a state registry.
Top Stories of 2019: The Loss of a Lion in Child Welfare
We’re counting down 10 of the biggest stories The Imprint published in 2019. Each day, we’ll connect readers with a few links to our coverage on a big story from this past year.
Family First Transitional Bill Set to Move, with One Heartwarming Addition
In late September, Youth Services Insider reported on a draft bill floating around that would offer cash and some easing on restrictions to help states more quickly implement the Family First Prevention Services Act, a major overhaul of federal child welfare funding that passed in 2018 and mostly took effect last month.
Children’s Defense Fund Adds New Policy Staffer on Child Welfare, Mental Health
The Children’s Defense Fund (CDF), which recently mourned the loss of its senior expert on child welfare policy, has brought in Steven Olender to serve as a policy staffer on the issue.
JooYeun Chang, Child Welfare Leader for Obama Administration, Now Heading Up Michigan’s System
JooYeun Chang, a veteran of child welfare policy and practice, is now the senior deputy director in charge of the Children’s Services Agency at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).